The UK's 'must see' spectacular live action outdoor theatre show.
Prepare to be spellbound by Kynren.
Proudly presented by Eleven Arches on a seven-and-a-half acre stage, 1,000 cast and crew immerse you in the telling of a 2,000-year tale; the history of England. Kynren brings to ground-shaking life the story of invasions, royal splendour, wars, heroic sacrifice, daily life and seismic change.
Take your seat with 8,000 others; enjoy a perfect view and be swept along by a thrilling, family-friendly journey. Two thousand years in the making: dazzling pyrotechnics, beautiful choreography, amazing stunts and hard-to-believe horsemanship combine with an inspired, original soundtrack to leave audiences and critics enraptured and awestruck.
NEW FOR 2019 - The Year of the Viking
Take your seat as dusk settles over the vast, still lake and the expectant audience of 8,000 falls silent and the epic show begins.
Suddenly the lake’s deceptively placid waters erupt as a Viking longship, teeming with marauding invaders, bursts from its depths. Their dramatic attack on a fishing village leaves a trail of destruction and fire. The Vikings have arrived!
Before the show experience the more peaceful side of Viking life in the brand new Viking Village. Visit the cookhouse complete with its own vegetable patch and the woodworker’s cottage built into the hillside.
Take a stroll along the stream and watch the past come to life at the working blacksmith’s forge where you’ll be able to see real chainmail being made.
Don’t miss the village’s animal inhabitants like the impressive Highland cattle and the curly haired Wensleydale sheep.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult - Deluxe (18+)||£47.00 per ticket type|
|Adult - Standard (18+)||£25.00 per ticket type|
|Adult - Superior (18+)||£35.00 per ticket type|
|Adult - VIP (18+)||£59.00 per ticket type|
|Family Saver Offer - Superior tickets: 2 adults + 2 child/teen||£110.00 per ticket type|
Child (4-11) and Teen (12-17) - £10 off Adult price in all categories.
Toddler (up to 3) - Free when sat on adult's knee.
Full and accurate ticket information will be found at: https://www.kynren.com/
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good147
- Richard Cgreat show but poor food arrangementsThursday, 22nd August 20195 of us came to the show on Saturday (4 adults and a child) and had an amazing time! The show was spectacular and all the positive reviews are well merited. The volunteers are amazing and so much... Read full review
- SimonLebonanJust PoorFriday, 23rd August 2019No wonder only 30% of the seats had bums on them ! I would not even call this a show so poor I would like to get my money back. Sitting for 90mins in a seat made for a 5 year old Read full review
- incaCoDurhamco durhamTrip Type:CouplesGreat 2nd visitFriday, 23rd August 2019We visited sat 17 aug - we used the park n walk (Bondgate) we live local so knew where to go but others didn’t and it wasn’t well sign posted with directions - especially at turn off over bridge... Read full review
|Kynren (29 June 2019 - 14 Sept 2019)|
* * Saturday's 29, June, 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July, 10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August, 7th September, 14th September. Performances can finish at 21:00, 21:30, 10:00, 10:30 & 11:00.
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.