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.
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.
Performances take place most Saturdays between June & September. Book early for your pick of the 8,000-seater Tribune.
For a taste of Kynren, have a look at our official trailer.
An absolute 'must see' experience , not just a show. The main event is a unique open air performance of the history of the North East of England given on an outdoor stage by hundreds of highly trained and motivated, local volunteers of all ages AND animals.
This is an unbelievable masterpiece of entertainment. Relatively unknown you would be wise to book and secure any seat as the vista is equally as good from bronze to gold.
I took my grand-sons 11&12 years ,One of them had just returned from Florida [ Disney land] , so I expected this show to be a hard act to follow, how wrong I was ! . This show is fantastic ,keeps you entertained from beginning to end well worth every penny.
This is a wonderful way to spend a summer's evening. We had the opportunity to see the last show of this season and I have to say I wasn't prepared for the true spectacle of this amazing event. It makes you proud to live in this region!
Kyren was recommended and exceeded all my expectations. This is a wonderful spectacle in a fantastic setting. There was so much going on it was hard to know where to look. Exciting one minute and charming the next, Kynren is delightful and not to be missed!
Can't recommend the evening highly enough. Go if you get a chance, you'll be giggling, cheering, stomping clapping and crying all within 90 minutes. Adored it!
Take every superlative used in the previous reviews and you still can't convey the brilliance of this experience. Superb special effects, lighting techniques, pyrotechnics, 1500 talented and enthusiastic volunteers on stage and around the venue and some amazing animals too