Perfoming this year will be...

Trifle Gathering Productions new cross-dressing comedy theatre show is a highly physical interactive spectacle that encourages play between generations and reminds us that art can be influenced by the most unpredictable of subjects. Aimed at absolutely everyone it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor events.


The Synopsis: We are all familiar with the sight of those distinctive yellow diggers with a bucket on the front and a shovel on the back; they carve out trenches, clean out ditches and muck out cowsheds, but did you know that those diggers can also dance!? Rock and Rig do and they share the ambition to one-day join the famous JCB dancing digger stunt team. In a hope to get noticed by their idols this outlandish Cornish duo have invented their very own digger entertainment show using remote controlled diggers. Expect physical theatre, dance offs, visual delights, challenges, puppetry, music, belly laughs and bonkersness! 


Performance Time:  Wednesday & Thursday 3.30pm


Venue:  Big Top

Mark's Ark provides a very entertaining, interactive, hands-on display using a variety of animals to illustrate the animal kingdom. Topics covering the animals biology, ecology, zoology and evolution are tailored to meet the age group concerned. A fantastic opportunity for all ages to safely engage with live animals at very close quarters!


Performance Time:  Thursday 3.00pm


Venue:  Arts & Music Marquee

We run workshops in the natural world for fun, well being and learning.  In our sessions we have adventures, learn how the earth works, how to use tools, build dens, make up other worlds, learn about themselves, each other and have FUN.


Workshop Times:  Thursday 12.00pm to 4.00pm


Venue:  Green Zone

Seasonal storytelling on themes of international and Cornish folklore. 



Performance Time:  Thursday 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm


Venue:  Tipi

A spectacular show for all ages includes hat dances, body popping, unicycle skipping, shoe balancing, fire juggling, bed of nails, hand stands on suit cases and a huge amount of Audience participation.

Mr be also has a great comedy walkabout on unicycle or with fruit juggling – melons to grapes


Performance Time:  Wednesday & Thursday 3.00pm


Venue:  Outdoor Zone

Mr. Be

A fast moving acrobatic comedy telling the story of a lovely seaside holiday disturbed by the plastic monster lurking in the depths!


Taking your imaginations on a creative journey with beach fun, circus play, cabaret and plastic! With amazing flamenco lobsters and acrobatic dolphins, the underwater world is brought to life. The story brings environmental awareness to its audience using playful clown theatre, acrobatics and dance in the air and on the ‘beach’.


Performance Time:  Wednesday 4.45pm


Venue:  Big Top

 If you're looking to learn the latest dance moves, want to get on stage and show 'em what you got, or even just have fun with friends the Cornwall Dance School workshops are just for you.


Workshop Times:  Wednesday: 11.00am Performance,

                                                           12.00pm Trixs and Stunts Workshop


                                   Thursday:      1.00pm Contemporary Workshop,

                                                            2.00pm Hip Hop & Street Dance Workshop


Venue:  Dance Marquee

Eco Bags gives people of all ages the chance to make their mark, designing and take away a reuseable, customised fabric bag which can replace hundreds of plastic carrier bags.


You don't have to be "arty" to create your own Eco Bag. Before an event Ros designs and cuts stencils especially for the theme. Of course you can use freehand techniques to create a distinctive bag.


Workshop Times:  Wednesday and Thursday:      11.00am to 5.00pm


Venue: Art and Music Marquee

A photographic workshop using an old process called the Cyanotype. Participants can print images using flowers, plants, negatives and other objects. This process is environmentally safe and great for all ages.


Workshop Times:  Thursday:     2.00pm to 5.00pm


Venue: Art and Music Marquee

Running forest workshops that providing a broad range of exciting activities and learning opportunities.


Workshop Times:  Wednesday:     12.00pm to 4.00pm


Venue: Green Zone

Listen - and the words will carry you away to a land of imagination.  There are tales of wonder and magice for the whole family.


Performance Time:  Wednesday 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm


Venue:  Tipi

Fun and imaginative yoga classes for children aged 5 to 11, taught in an approach that is exciting and stimulating for young bodies and minds, by a qualified school and yoga teacher. Improve concentration, flexibility, body awareness and self confidence through the practice of yoga for cool kids


Workshop Time:  Wednesday and Thusday 12.00pm for 5-7yrs & 1.00pm for 8-12yrs


Venue:  Outdoor Zone

Run by Young People Cornwall, the Truro-based Club is a great example of providing for – and connecting with – young people, in ways that work.  Come and see their great selection of bands.  Music for all tastes.


Performance Time:  Thusday 2.00pm  to 4.00pm


Venue:  Outdoor Stage

Have fun with Monty the Moose who can lead the party dances , fantastic ventriloquism and Comedy with Monkey, Bear and Oswald the chicken.



Performance Time:  Wednesday 11.00am


Venue:  Outdoor Stage

Magic is fun with RICHARD READY
      ... the personality magician the family enjoy



Performance Time:  Wednesday 12.00pm


Venue:  Outdoor Stage

Richard Ready

Harry's magic & fun show encourages audience participation, is very visual and suitable for children of all ages. There is no age limit on being a child - adults enjoy the show too! Harry's 'glamorous assistant' is an ostrich named Gloria who also joins the fun. Children are put at ease and love to participate throughout the show helping to achieve the magic.



Performance Time:  Wednesday 1.00pm


Venue:  Outdoor Stage

Mr Wacky is the ultimate family entertainer who will engage with his audience and is always happy to work with children of all ages or who may have special needs. With no scripts and and a room full of adults and children, Mr Wacky is an all round crowd pleaser.



Performance Time:  Wednesday 2.00pm


Venue:  Outdoor Stage

We can play traditional games or Tarquin’s own versions, large group games or small group games, wet or dry games, food games, crrrazy races, silly games, sensible games… no wait… not sensible games! They’d be boring!


Performance Time:  Wednesday and Thursday, throughout the afternoon from 1.00pm


Venue:  Outdoor Zone


Plus see his stage show in the Big Top on Wednesday and Thursday at 2.00pm

Come and marvel at the skills and grace of the Circo Kernow Circus Artists.


Performance Time:  Wednesday and Thursday 2.30pm


Venue:  Big Top


Monster masks is an artist-led workshop working with willow and recycled materials to create exciting, bizarre new creatures. Let your imagination run wild!! Suitable from age 6 +.


Workshop Times:  Wednesday 11.00am and 1.00pm


Venue:  Art & Music Marquee


And now for something a little different. Watch a short 10 minute demonstration of Bollywood dance followed by a workshop where you can learn indian dance routines to popular Indian themed music.  Hula-Hoop will follow the same short demonstration followed by a workshop


Workshop Times:  Bollywood Dance - Wednesday 3.00pm to 4.00pm

                                   Hula Hoop Dance - Wednesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm


Venue:  Dance Marquee


Dance theatre workshops for all ages.  Shallal have been to Playfest before, they are great!


Performance Times:   Thursday 3.00pm to 3.40pm


Workshop Time:   Thursday 3.45pm to 5.00pm


Venue:  Dance Marquee


Charlie is a 16 year old singer songwriter from Wadebridge in Cornwall. Charlie supported Midlake in February at The Shepherds Bush Empire and performs regularly in Cornwall.


Please checkout Charlie Bowdery Music on Facebook!


Performance Times:   Wednesday 12.30pm to 1.00pm


Venue:  Big Top


Charlie Bowdery

Dan is a singer songwriter based in Cornwall, performing original material and covers inspired by the likes of John Martyn, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake. Debut EP 'The Way Home' out now via iTunes.


Please checkout Dan Aston Music on Facebook!


Performance Times:   Wednesday 1.15pm to 1.45pm


Venue:  Big Top


Dan Aston

Lucy is a 16 years old, singer/songwriter/guitarist.


Please checkout Lucy Anna Music on Facebook!


Performance Times:   Thursday 12.30pm to 1.00pm


Venue:  Big Top

Lucy Anna

4 Funx Sake Youth Dance

'Community Dance at its Best'


Workshop Time:   Wednesday 1.00pm to 2.00pm and  2.00pm to 3.00pm

                                  Thursday 12.00pm to 1.00pm


Venue:  Dance Marquee

We are an upbeat and lively band who play popular and classic songs with a funky acoustic twist, we're sure to liven up any festival or party.


Please checkout The Naked Guinea Pigs Music on Facebook!


Performance Times:   Thursday 4.30pm to 5.30pm


Venue:  Big Top


The Naked Guinea Pigs

Rasied in Dublin, Exiled in Scotland, lives in lil' house in Cornwall by the sea.  Past member of Aerials Up.


Please checkout Debbie Kate Music on Facebook!


Performance Times:   Thursday 1.15pm to 1.45pm


Venue:  Big Top


Debbie Kate

Time to Shine Club

Singing and performance through drama games and vocal and physical warm ups, guaranteed to make any shrinking violet a more confident person. 5 - 12 years.


Workshop Time:   Wednesday 12.00pm to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 3.00pm & 4.00pm to 4.30pm


Performance Times:   Wednesday 4.30pm to 5.00pm


Venue:  Art & Music Marquee


An hour workshop in contemporary dance specifically exploring Contact Improvisation where participants can explore sharing weight to lift and Aikido rolls followed by a cool down.


Workshop Time:   Thursday 11.00am to 12.00pm


Venue:  Dance Marquee


There will be various fairground rides at PlayFest including Children's Go-Karts. Lasar Tag, Swingboats, Rodeo Bull, mobile climbing wall and bungee trampoline.  There will be a small charge for these activities


Fairground Experience

Face painting is available as part of the of the £3.00 Activity Pass. 

Face Painting

Four bouncy castles and an inflatable assult course are available as part of the of the £3.00 Activity Pass. 


Bouncy Castles & Inflatable Assult Course

Workshop Times:   Wednesday  11.00am to 1.00pm Wand Making

                                                             1.00pm to 3.00pm Crown Making

                                                             3.00pm to 5.00pm Dream Catcher Making


                                     Thursday      11.00am to 1.00pm Dream Catcher Making

                                                             1.00pm to 3.00pm Wand Making

                                                             3.00pm to 5.00pm Crown Making


Venue:  Green Zone


Willow Workshops