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.

News

Rail improvement work is taking place on the Tamar Valley Line next week, which means there are no trains running on the night of our event with Mark Thomas. Bus replacement is in place - check out gwr.com for details.

Congratulations to Xhosa Cole, 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Award winner of the Jazz Newcomer of the Year. See Xhosa here at Calstock Arts in February with his quartet – details below.

Did you know that, as well as having an excellent events programme, Calstock Arts is also available to hire for weddings, parties, funerals and corporate events?

To see what The Old Chapel has to offer, check out our new three minute film - see it here

Mark Thomas - 50 Things About Us (Work in Progress) SOLD OUT

COMEDY

Tuesday 10 December

The show is now SOLD OUT

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Calstock Singers present Celebration of a Season

CHOIR

Saturday 14 December

Ring in the festive cheer with Celebration of a Season, our annual concert presented by The Calstock Singers.

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Knight and Spiers

FOLK

Sunday 15 December

A welcome return for the inspiring duo that is Peter Knight and John Spiers. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span pairs up with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, now part of the Gigspanner Big Band.

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Gallery Bar Christmas Special with Just Friends

JAZZ

Sunday 22 December

To round off the season, join Peter, Marianne, Li and Ross for a relaxing evening of well known jazz standards interspersed with some favourite Christmas songs, to put you in the mood for the festive week ahead.

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Calstock Film - Late Night (Nisha Ganatra, 2019) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 9 January:

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

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Quiz for Cancer Research UK

QUIZ

Friday 10 January

Our annual Quiz in support of Cancer Research UK is back again! Come and join in a fun event in aid of a very good cause. The ticket price includes our famed winter warming selection of homemade soups and bread in the interval.

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Calstock Arts - Bait (Mark Jenkin, 2019) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 23 January:

Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.

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Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch

FOLK

Friday 24 January

The “Titan of Twang” and the “Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new duo.

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Adrian Cox Quartet

JAZZ

Saturday 25 January

World-renowned jazz clarinettist Adrian Cox and his quartet present music from their brand new album, Now Is Spring. Written by Adrian and longtime collaborator, pianist Joe Webb, the album draws on Adrian’s influences of New Orleans, blues and swing music, creating a timeless set of beautiful melodies.

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Friday 31 January: Divertimento String Quartet

CLASSICAL

Friday 31 January

10 years ago Divertimento were one of Calstock Arts’ first performers when it opened as an Arts Centre. It’s a pleasure to welcome them back in our 10th anniversary year.

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Calstock Film - Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar, 2019) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 6 February:

A film director reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

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Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors!

🙂 HISTORY

Friday 7 February

The critically-acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected team return with a brand new show. The Tudors! is a fast-paced show for all the family that shows how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects and how everything links together in unexpected ways. You’ll never think about the Tudors in the same way ever again …GUARANTEED!

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Xhosa Cole Quartet

JAZZ

Saturday 8 February

Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award – aged 22 – Xhosa Cole brings together an all-star quartet featuring some of the finest talent based in the UK.

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Calstock Film - Judy (Rupert Goold, 2019) Cert 12A

FILM

Thursday 20 February:

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

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The Schmoozenbergs

GYPSY JAZZ

Friday 21 February

Their live show is a mixture of original music from their new album, alongside imaginative interpretations of classic jazz and swing tunes by the likes of Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – On Reflection

FOLK

Saturday 29 February

2020 marks 25 years of making music together for Calstock Arts favourites Kathryn and Sean, one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – On Reflection

FOLK

Sunday 1 March

2020 marks 25 years of making music together for Calstock Arts faves Kathryn and Sean, one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

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Flo & Joan – Before The Screaming Starts

MUSICAL COMEDY

Wednesday 4 March

Following sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London’s Soho Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a national UK tour, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new set of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

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Meraki Duo - guitar and flute

CLASSICAL

Friday 6 March

The Meraki Duo enjoys exploring the diversity of repertoire available to the flute-guitar pairing while contributing arrangements of their own. The Meraki Duo are the multiple award-winning Meera Maharaj (flute) and James Girling (guitar).

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Saturday 14 March: A Day Of Mouse Making – Workshop with Bryony Rose Jennings

WORKSHOP

Saturday 14 March

Work with fabric to shape and create your own textile creature. Explore ways to show character, expression and form using wire, fabric and stitch.

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

COMEDY

Saturday 14 March

Brister has it all – a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

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The Balagan Café Band

WORLD MUSIC

Sunday 15 March

Ranging from Parisian and American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan Folk melodies, through to Folk music of Western Europe, The Balagan Café Band fuses these threads into a coherent sound that is both energising and evocative.

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Chris Wood

FOLK

Friday 20 March

In a world of soundbites and distractions, Chris Wood is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence.

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The Trials of Cato

FOLK

Friday 3 April

Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, The Trials of Cato formed whilst living in Beirut. Having returned home in the winter of 2016, they have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene and have been nominated for the Horizon Award and Best Album in the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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Steve Knightley – The Stories Behind The Songs

FOLK

Saturday 18 April

Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material, Steve explores the themes and stories that inspire him. He’ll show how music and words can become lyrics and chords, and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own.

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Cara Dillon

Folk

Friday 8 May

Calstock Arts welcomes back Cara Dillon. She will be performing material from her latest album “Wanderer”, a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.

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Cara Dillon

Folk

Saturday 9 May

Calstock Arts welcomes back Cara Dillon. She will be performing material from her latest album “Wanderer”, a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.

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Lau - Unplugged

FOLK

Sunday 31 May

For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour. The pioneering Scottish folk trio has always experimented with sound and form; the results have been complex and thrilling. Where better to see them than The Old Chapel.

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