Travel through time and watch legends come to life.
Two thousand years of history, myth and legend rush by in 90 minutes as we join young Arthur on his epic quest. Rebellions, wars, magic, majesty, celebration and heartache are vividly brought to ground-shaking life in a dazzling outdoor-theatre spectacular.
From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans to two world wars, via Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.
Every Saturday from 6th August to 10th September 2022.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations - Friday 3rd June 2022 - Gates open at 6.30pm ahead of the live show at 9.15pm allowing visitors the opportunity to arrive early to relax with friends, enjoy casual dining or an exclusive 3 course dining experience, while also enjoying live lakeside jazz.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2022
- Very Good158
- cfeftfTrip Type:FamilyFina and the golden capeTuesday, 7th June 2022Booked for the jubilee weekend performance. Waited at the bus stop for transport no signs people asking each other where to stand. No staff. 20 mins after the bus was due 2 staff members came along... Read full review
- Fruitbat22Trip Type:FamilyGreat family entertainmentWednesday, 8th June 2022Our tickets were obtained through a community group and we received no information regarding parking. This led us to attend the event expecting to pay for parking on arrival but this wasn't the case... Read full review
- sarahwV5497EWTrip Type:FamilyShow good. Fine dining direSunday, 12th June 2022We attended the Fina and the Golden Cape show ok the Jubilee weekend. The show itself was good, although wasn’t expecting to see actors miming along to a pre recorded soundtrack. However, my children... Read full review
|2022 (6 Aug 2022 - 10 Sept 2022)|
* Every Saturday.
Map & Directions
Kynren is accessed from the A689 just northwest of Bishop Auckland. Travelling From:
The North Follow the A1(M) south and exit at junction 61. Follow the signs for A688 to Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be sign posted from the New Coundon roundabout as you approach Bishop Auckland.
The North (avoiding centre of Bishop Auckland)
Follow A1M to junction 63. Follow A167 south to Neville's Cross Durham. Turn right to the A690 to drive through Brancepeth and reach Willington. Turn left to join Hunwick Lane and through Hunwick village on the B6286. Turn left at the junction after the village and then left at the next roundabout.
The North West From the A69 travel south on the A68 and follow signs for Darlington. At Fir Tree, just past the Duke of York Public House, turn left towards Howden-le-Wear and then follow signs for A689 to Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be signed from the A689 when you reach Bishop Auckland.
The West Leave the M6 at Penrith and travel east on the A66. Exit on to the A67 at Bowes and follow signs for A688 to Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be signed from Bishop Auckland.
The South Follow the A1(M) North, exit at junction 58 and follow signs for A68 to West Auckland. At the roundabout junction with the A688 turn right and follow signs for Bishop Auckland. Eleven Arches and allocated parking will be signed from Bishop Auckland.
There will be strict parking controls in roads adjacent to the show site and in the town centre on show nights, so if you are arriving by car, you must buy a show parking voucher in advance (£7 per car) allowing you to use one of our dedicated off-site car parks. Parking must be booked in advance.
We have three off-site car parks to choose from within walking distance of our show ground (ranging from 15 to 40 minutes, depending on the car park), with a shuttle transfer system operating from each one if you prefer not to walk. See full details of the parking arrangements and locations of the car parks on our website. We also offer on-site parking for the exclusive use of Blue Badge holders.
Please plan your journey to arrive at your chosen car park in plenty of time. There are lots of things to see, so please do come early to ensure you make the most of all there is to enjoy before the performance! Just as Arthur does in Kynren, you too can travel through time at our pre-show attractions before you take your seat in the Tribune.
Our attractions open at least 3.5 hours before the show starts across the summer and 3 hours before in September.
Public Transport Directions
Please see website for public transport details.