Kneehigh Asylum

This summer, you are invited to a Festival of Pandemonium! 

The Asylum is back in a new site at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and plans are afoot to create the ultimate night out!

This year it’s all about breaking the rules with style, with pop-up shows, surprise acts and spontaneous events invigorating our season of world-class theatre and epic live music.

Cheer as daft dictators are overthrown! Hear a vast Karaoke choir (you!) sing together in perfect protest! Watch lovesick amphibians hop to the beat! And go quackers for the return of Cornwall’s favourite, flightless duck!

Join us as we celebrate, rave, rant, sing, shout, shimmy and spontaneously combust with the absurdities of our times! The world has gone mad and what better place to find sanctuary?

Be ready…Anything could happen! (and probably will)

The Asylum will run from 2 August until 22 September. Full programme details can be found on our Current Shows page. 

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We try to make access to the Asylum as easy as possible for everyone, but there is no getting away from it, the Asylum is a large tent in the middle of a field. If it has been particularly rainy the site can get very wet so we advise wearing sensible shoes, as well as bringing warm layers to evening performances as it can get a bit chilly. 

All tickets for this year's Asylum are unreserved. For evening performances, access to the site will be available from 6pm, and from 2.30pm for matinees. 

When you arrive on site please let our Asylum volunteers know  if you require a disabled parking space. 

Wheelchair users are of course welcome to the Asylum, but please ensure you book your tickets over the telephone and inform the Hall for Cornwall that you require a wheelchair space. We will be annoucing signed performace dates very soon, please keep an eye on our website, Facebook, and Twitter for more information, 

If you have any questions about access at the Asylum please call the Kneehigh office on 01872 267910.