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Sterts Theatre

Age group: 5+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: nr Liskeard, PL14 5AZ

TEL: 01579 362382 / 01579 362962


Sterts Theatre & Arts Centre, near Liskeard, was the brainchild of Ewart & Anne Sturrock. Ewart studied theatre at Bretton Hall where he met Anne who was studying music.


Many years after when Ewart was teaching at Looe, he became increasingly aware that there was a lack of facilities and resources for creative work to take place. Because of the work that Anne and Ewart had been pursuing within schools and the community, they were convinced that there was a need to provide an arts and environmental centre designed to fulfil a long existing desire for children, young people and adults to meet and work together in a suitable equipped centre.


In 1982 they took the calculated risk of buying the barns and outbuildings originally belonging to the farmhouse that they owned. These buildings now form the core of Sterts. The transformation from pig farm to arts centre had begun.


The opening of Sterts Open Air Theatre on 2nd June 1990 represented a huge achievement for the centre and also a milestone for the arts in Cornwall.


Notes: There is some free car parking on site my birds, but you need to be there fairly early to ensure getting a space.



DISABLED FACILITIES: Wheelchair access is provided for Disabled Patrons.


COACH PARTIES: Welcome! Please notify the Box Office in advance.



Liskeard 6 miles, Callington 8 miles, Launceston 10 miles