The Asylum

Kneehigh Asylum

The Asylum is our award winning, long-awaited, much dreamed about, jaw-dropping, spirit-lifting nomadic theatre space. A place of fun, playfulness and sanctuary, The Asylum is a purpose built tent, a home and "a place predisposed to magic". With theatre, live music, and great food and drink, the Asylum is a great night out.

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) will have its Cornish premiere at the Asylum in September 2014, in the stunning location of the Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey and the Kneehigh barns. After a sell out run of Hansel & Gretel in 2010, we're thrilled to be returning to these magical gardens to present our brand new version of The Beggar's Opera.

The restaurant in the gardens will be open before the show, with the wood burner ablaze. Experience the taste of Heligan as the kitchens will use both their own and locally sourced meat and vegetables in a seasonal and delicious menu created especially for the Asylum. And of course, the Kneehigh Asylum bar will be open for business! 

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