Scheme Profile

Carn to Cove


Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s performing arts touring scheme which brings quality professional artists into rural areas. We usually promote about 125 live shows annually and reach about 9,000 people each year as audiences.

Carn to Cove enables rural communities to bring something 'different' to their village hall, to bring wonderment and fun into the community, to make people gasp and cry with laughter, to create a social event to bring the village together or to make a bit of money for hall funds!

The scheme offers professional acts at highly subsidised prices, reducing the financial risk to the hall and giving them the chance to make some money for their own use. It is able to do this with the support of funding from Arts Council England South West and Cornwall Council. Carn to Cove also works in collaboration with the other small-scale professional promoters in Cornwall.

Alongside the main programme of live events we also run C Fylm - a growing network of community film clubs, and we're currently developing a Trailblazers project to encourage new young performers and promoters to take their first steps in rural touring.

Recent Activity

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Brighton Fringe

21st May 2019

I'm off to Brighton this's my first time at the Fringe, just I wondered - has anyone else been? Any top tips/recommendations? Thanks! Claire

Carn to Cove is recruiting

20th May 2019

Sorry this is very late - the deadline for applications is this week - but we're looking for a part time co-ordinator to help with marketing - and general…

Performances in private homes

12th February 2019

Hi all We are touring the brilliant Panta Rei Danseteater from Norway in the autumn, and their show Silence is designed to be performed in private homes. We've had…

Rural Services Network Conference 8th- 9th September is anyone going

27th August 2015

I have just had a reminder that the RSN Rural Conference is imminent.  Is anyone for the rural touring schemes or related parties attending who might report on it? …

National Minority Status:what could this mean for Cornwall? Help Scotland, Ireland and Wales

2nd September 2014

Rather suddenly the UK government announced that Cornwall has achieved National Minority Status.  We are hosting a meeting with the arts and cultural sector in Cornwall in November and…