Calstock Arts is a community arts centre located in a beautifully converted Chapel on the banks of the River Tamar.

We programme a wide range of events including folk, jazz, classical music, comedy, film, theatre, talks and exhibitions. We have a fully licensed bar and pre-event food is now available for some events.

In addition to our ticketed events we also have Gallery Bar Specials. These feature live music and other events from well-known and emerging performers in the south west.

The Old Chapel is an ideal venue for a variety of community events, exhibitions, conferences, weddings and private parties.

Latest News

We're making a slight change to the timing of our Gallery Bar Specials in 2017. From January, doors open at 7.00pm, performance from 8.00pm.

Gallery Bar Christmas Special with Out to Grass

BLUE GRASS

Friday 9 December:

Acclaimed local band playing bluegrass versions of songs you know and love. A great evening of fun and good music is guaranteed!

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Calstock Singers' Christmas Concert

CHOIR

Saturday 10 December:

A seasonal treat from the Calstock Singers with an exciting blend of old and new. Traditional favourites, some new songs, plus the world premiere of ‘A Hymn to the Tamar Valley’ composed by one of their own members.

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Childrens’ book launch and Q&A with Calstock's Peter Ursem led by Dorothy Kirk

BOOK LAUNCH

Sunday 11 December:

In The Fortune of the Seventh Stone thirteen year old Steven Honest accidentally discovers a coded message from a C19th mine captain. The miner’s mysterious words challenge him to find a promised fortune. He starts a journey during which he discovers himself, friendship and the power of words.

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Inside Out (Docter/de Carmen 2015) Cert. U

FILM

Thursday 15 December:

Pixar’s latest film is the story of young Riley (voiced by Amy Poehler), uprooted from her Midwest life when she moves to San Francisco.

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A Jazzy Christmas with Just Friends

JAZZ

Sunday 18 December:

Calstock’s own jazz quartet will be presenting in their own inimitable style a Christmas special of jazz, old and new to end the Calstock Arts 2016 programme.

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Lavolta Ensemble featuring Kate Westbrook.

C20th MUSIC

Friday 13 January:

A new ensemble of professional Devon-based musicians performing exceptional 20th century musical works, featuring vocalists Sarah Owen and Kate Westbrook.

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Quiz for Cancer Research

QUIZ

Saturday 14 January

Our annual quiz in support of Cancer Research UK returns with a new format this year. It will be a fun event, like a good pub quiz.

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The Changing Room

FOLK

Friday 20 January:

This Looe-based band are ambassadors for collaboration and social singing. Their songs feature rousing choruses and catchy hooks that will keep you swaying and humming all week!

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Helen Porter's Jazz Divas Gallery Bar Special

JAZZ

Saturday 21 January:

Singer and composer Helen Porter showcases eight of Calstock’s own Jazz Divas who will be performing well loved jazz standards accompanied by members of the Calstock Jazz Club.

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Gallery Bar Special with The Kit Hillbillies

BLUEGRASS

Friday 27 January:

The Kit Hillbillies are an acoustic string band playing a lively mix of bluegrass and old-time folk Americana. The sound is built around banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and double bass, topped off with old-fashioned vocal harmonies.

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Sunday Sessions - Journeymen Theatre's Feeding the Darkness

THEATRE

Sunday 29 January:

Journeymen Theatre founders Lynn and Dave Morris skilfully deliver a highly informed account of those affected by torture as a way of obtaining information and delivering punishment, as a tool for terrorism, counter-terrorism and in the interests of national security.

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Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater

FOLK

Saturday 4 February:

Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater have rapidly gained a reputation as a phenomenon on the indie and folk music circuit. If you’ve not yet heard them perform live then don’t miss this opportunity – you’re in for a treat.

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IMS Prussia Cove

CLASSICAL

Sunday 5 February:

Five internationally acclaimed musicians present compelling performances of some of classical music’s most exciting chamber music. An intimate evening of music by well-loved composers including Mozart, as well as more adventurous music by English composers Finzi and Bliss.

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Joan Cleville Dance presents Plan B for Utopia

DANCE THEATRE

Saturday 11 February:

Plan B for Utopia is a playful and uplifting dance theatre work by Scotland-based company Joan Clevillé Dance. It’s about how we choose to live our lives; about having a dream, giving it up and trying again. But above all, it’s a story about friendship.

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Gallery Bar Special with Crow Puppets

FOLK

Friday 17 February:

Devon duo Cara Roxanne and Em Marshall bring their own style of homespun Folk with close harmonies and a hotchpotch of instruments, weaving mysterious imagery and tender lyrics.

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Dave Manington’s Riff Raff

JAZZ

Friday 24 February:

Some of the UK’s finest young jazz musicians join bass player and composer Dave Manington for this exciting new project.

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Leveret – Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron

FOLK

Saturday 4 March:

Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today’s finest tunesmiths.

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Jo Caulfield – The Customer is Always Wrong

COMEDY

Sunday 12 March:

Award-winning comedian Jo takes a humorous look at life’s potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them (and in some cases, how to make everyone else suffer with you).

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

FOLK

Friday 17 March:

Kathryn and Sean, twice winners of the Best Duo prize at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. The couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’ (fRoots)

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

FOLK

Saturday 18 March:

Kathryn and Sean, one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships and big favourites with our Calstock Arts audience.

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Dr Phil Hammond’s Health Revolution

COMEDY

Thursday 6 April

Phil Hammond – NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic – combines both his 2016 sell-out **** Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening.

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Zoe Lyons – Little Misfit

COMEDY

Saturday 20 May:

Zoe hits the road with a brand new show after a year that has seen her appear on Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop show and win the Chortle Best Comic award. You might also recognise her from Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, as well as her regular stints on Mock the Week and The News Quiz.

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