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What’s on this April in Cornwall

Spring has arrived and it’s all starting to happen in our coastal county.

From comedy shows to piano concerts and cider festivals, here’s our hot guide to what’s on in April in Cornwall.

The Alverton's Cocktail Club


Every Thursday in April


The Alverton, Truro

Clock off on a Thursday and make your way to The Alverton bar for our Cocktail Club.

Every Thursday enjoy two of our signature cocktails for just £10. Designed by our talented Head Mixologist, Holly Bennetts, our tantalising cocktail combos promise to liven up your Thursday night. 

No reservation needed. Served from 5pm until late every Thursday.


Enys House Deco Fair


1st-2nd April


Enys House, Penryn

Fancy spending the afternoon browsing antiques in a beautiful setting? Head down to the impressive Enys House on 1st or 2nd April for their annual antique fair. 

Peruse an array of wonderful antiques from dealers all over the country and find your perfect piece to take home with you. 

The fair is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Entry is £8 and includes admission to the beautiful gardens. 

📷:Enys Gardens

Giants at The Minack


1st-13th April


The Minack, Porthcurno

Head down to the most picturesque theatre in Cornwall this April for a giant’s tale. 

Set in Marazion, this Minack Theatre production follows the story of a village in turmoil as two huge giants have moved onto their turf. 

This riotous reimagining of the legend of Cormoran, the terrible giant of St Michael’s Mount, is packed full of songs and fun for all of the family. 

Buy your ticket

📷:Minack Theatre

Johnny Cowling's Easter Show


6th April


Lane Theatre, Newquay

Famous Cornish comedian, Johnny Cowling, is back again this April for what promises to be a side-splitting show. 

His topics include the ever-changing face of Cornwall, Cornish family life, holiday makers and much much more!

Can’t make it? Catch him for a solo show at The Alverton in September.

Book your ticket now.

Easter Sunday Lunch in The Great Hall


Sunday 9th April


The Alverton, Truro

Join us at The Alverton this Easter for a hearty three course Sunday lunch with the whole family. 

For £38, savour unforgettable food prepared by our wonderfully talented team of chefs in the historical ambience of The Great Hall.

Our special Easter lunch menu will be served between 12pm and 3pm.

Book your table. 

Martin Jones in Concert


21st April


Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall, Truro

Fans of classical music are in for a treat this April as talented pianist, Martin Jones, will be performing a repertoire of his life’s work right here in Truro. 

His concert will include works by Liszt, Debussy and Albeniz.

Book your ticket. 

Porthleven Food Festival


21st-23rd April


Porthleven, Cornwall

The food festival season in Cornwall kicks off with this fabulous food fiesta in one of Cornwall’s most picturesque towns. 

This award-winning festival attracts crowds from near and far every year due to its scenic location, eclectic entertainment and selection of over 150 exhibitors. From street food to seafood, visitors will be able to browse the stalls and watch workshops and demos from top chefs including Jude Kereama, Olivia Barry and Antony Worrall Thompson.

Entry is free but tickets must be bought for the evening sessions. 

Find out more. 

📷:Porthleven Food Festival.

Rattler Fest


21st-23rd April


Healeys Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro

Festival season in Cornwall kicks off in April and one of the first of the year is Rattler Fest.

This adult-only festival is a celebration of all things cider and includes live music, celebrity DJs, silent discos and even a Rattler Olympics. 

Tickets are only £70 for the weekend including camping – get yours here. 

📷:Rattler Fest

The RSC’s Julius Caesar


25th-29th April


Hall for Cornwall, Truro

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to Hall for Cornwall with this fast-paced political thriller. This fresh interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless story forces us all to consider how far we would go for our political principles.

Book your ticket. 

📷:Hall for Cornwall

The Alverton’s Summer Sessions

Join us for an unforgettable summer of al fresco food, cocktails, and live music in Cornwall.

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Private: The Alverton’s Summer Sweetener

Stay with us this July or August and enjoy a free room upgrade, plus complimentary Cornish chocolates, cocktails and a mini cream tea for two!

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