Kynren - An Epic Tale of England


Kynren returns for the 5th year every Saturday from 1 August - 12 September 2020. The outdoor theatre extravaganza has even more to offer in 2020 with a new show, new attractions and new dining. This family-friendly event is a feast for all the senses and a brilliant way to enjoy the long summer evenings in the North East. 

WIN A SUPERIOR FAMILY TICKET TO KYNREN 2020, the UK's 'must-see' spectacular outdoor live action show. 

Enter the competition here - closing date Friday 20 March 2020. 

From daylight to starlight watch legends come to life in Kynren, a thrilling tale told on an epic scale - 2,000 years in the making.  Unique in the UK, this world-class performance takes place on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage and is set against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle in County Durham.

Join young Arthur on his spellbinding journey through time in his quest to discover the ‘story of us’.  Be swept along by this award-winning, family-friendly tale of invasions, royal splendour, wars, heroic sacrifice, daily life and seismic change. Dazzling pyrotechnics, beautiful choreography, amazing stunts and hard-to-believe horsemanship combine with an inspired, original soundtrack leaves audiences enraptured and awestruck.

What's new at Kynren in 2020?

Arrive early and enjoy the long, summer evenings in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Kynren. The Park will offer visitors a jam-packed afternoon with an electrifying new show and engaging new attractions including a brand new and exhilarating Horse Stunt show like no other. Visitors to Kynren can watch thrilling stunts, chariot races, jousting and be on the lookout, as dragons are about! Make sure to arrive early as you will definitely need time to explore the maze, enchanting mini explorers’ adventure playground and lakeside live music experience. 

New Dining experiences are available this year to suit all tastes and budgets: grab our on-the-go Hog Roast Meal Deal and other street food options from our Food Village, discover our new covered family dining in the Food Hall for a short pause, or treat yourself to guaranteed covered seats and waiter service with our new Two-Course Seated and Exclusive VIP Dining packages.

Date                     The Park Opens                Kynren Performance Starts

01 August            3.30pm                                 9.00pm

08 August            3.00pm                                 8.30pm

15 August            3.00pm                                 8.30pm

22 August            3.00pm                                 8.30pm

29 August            2.30pm                                 8.00pm

05 Sept                2.30pm                                 8.00pm

12 Sept                2.00pm                                 7.30pm

Opening Times

Kynren 2020 Every Saturday (1 Aug 2020 - 12 Sept 2020)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult standard from£30.00 per person per day
Child (4-17yrs) from£20.00 per person per day

The earlier you book your tickets, the more you save and the wider choice of seating available.
Children under 3: Go free when sat on an adult’s knee.
For more information on tickets, seating options and dining packages, please visit



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