Every Saturday from 7 August – 11 September 2021
Kynren’s evening blockbuster performances are ranked in Trip Advisor’s ‘Top Five Shows to See in the UK’.
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.Book Online
Join young Arthur on his spellbinding journey through time and watch legends come to life in the thrilling tale of his quest.
From the fog of war and the noise of battle to the heat of industry; from Romans to Victorians; from the lavish pomp and pageantry of royal ceremony to thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, equestrianism, water jets, special effects and pyrotechnics, this multi-award-winning live action, outdoor theatre spectacular delights and dazzles the senses as the last 2,000 years are brought to vivid life on an enormous scale.
Watch Boudicca’s courageous but doomed uprising against the Romans and the clash of Viking and Anglo Saxon leaders at the battle of Stamford Bridge.
Experience the excitement of daring jousting knights on horseback charging at full speed, for the entertainment and merriment of Bishop Bek, the all-mighty Prince Bishop of Durham, and his colourful entourage.
Witness the future King Arthur’s magical encounter with the Lady of the Lake and as he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone.
Step aboard Queen Elizabeth I’s royal barge as she invites Shakespeare to introduce to her some of his most famous characters, trace the bloody outcome of England’s Civil War and follow King Charles’ final journey to the executioner’s block.
Join in the lavish celebrations of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and travel with the brave soldiers to the battlefields of the continent during both World Wars.
These are just some of the 29 dramatic scenes as Kynren takes audiences on a thrilling, action-packed and emotional journey through time.
Each scene is brought to unforgettable life and enhanced by an original soundtrack by the award-winning composer Nathan Stornetta.
The dialogue itself features the distinctive tones of Kevin Whately, best known for his roles in Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Inspector Morse and Lewis. Kevin’s voice plays the part of Old Arthur, the character who reveals the secret of time travel to Young Arthur, setting him off on his quest for knowledge; ‘Kynren’ echoes the Anglo Saxon word ‘cynren’, meaning generation, kin or family, and is a fitting name for Arthur’s epic discovery of his roots.
Join us this summer! Don’t miss this incredible experience, named as one of the “Top 5 performances to see in the UK” by TripAdvisor.
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This is one of THE best things we've ever seen. The reviews don't do it justice.
My daughter and I have been to Kynren twice now, I didn’t think it could get better! How wrong I was. This show is even more spectacular than last year.
My third time and it’s still...Absolutely magical! from the cast, the sound, the lighting and the special effects are just AWESOME!!! from beginning to end.
There is nothing much to add to all the accolades that have already been written about this outdoor extravaganza. We couldn't stop talking about it for hours after. If you are visiting UK this show must be on your list of attractions. I have never seen a show like Kynren to stir ones passion.
We have seen many different shows and performances around the world and this rates as one of the best we have seen.
Think of Danny Boyles. opening ceremony for the London Olympics then see it exceeded! Take your kids. your grandma. take everybody you love and enjoy together a spectacular event you'll never forget.
It's difficult to explain just how amazing this spectacular show is. From daylight to dark, it takes you on a fantastic journey through the ages with stunning effects.
Something totally unexpected to find in the north east, you have to see it to believe it!! the show is just magnificent, fast paced, engaging and totally spectacular.
We were transfixed from the beginning to the end of this spectacular performance. There was so much to see, hear and experience that you didn't know where to look next. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Thanks for one of the best experiences of our lives.
Kynren is unlike any other show/performance/spectacle we have ever experienced; every few seconds something new and amazing to see and hear! It is certainly a "must do" event - we cannot find words to express our delight and joy at being there.
An absolutely amazing show for the whole family. My 12yr old son and 13 month old daughter both loved the fantastic show and want to come back next year. Seating is fantastic with a great view wherever you sit. Highly recommend a visit.
This weekend trip was bought for my husband’s 80th birthday. What an excellent way to spend a birthday. The show itself was spell binding, the organisation first class, certainly a show to be remembered for a very long time.
This has to be one of the best performances I have ever seen. The cast, crew, music and staging are all incredible. I have never been to anything like this before and it will take some beating. Will definitely return. Great value for money and a fantastic watch. The kids loved it and so did we.
This is a must see show…words cannot describe it, you have to see it yourself. Absolutely Amazing.