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Kynren at 11Arches Park

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Kynren, transports its audiences back through time on an unforgettable journey spanning 2,000 years. Rebellions, wars, magic, majesty, celebration, and heartache are vividly portrayed in a dazzling outdoor-theatre spectacular.

The award-winning outdoor show celebrating the story of England is set to make an explosive return this summer to 11 Arches Park, Bishop Auckland this summer for six performances on Saturdays from 6th August to 10th September.

To mark the momentous Queen’s Platinum Jubilee there will be a performance on Friday, 3rd June

Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle, County Durham, the show begins at dusk and ends in starlight. 

This epic tale follows a young boy, Arthur, on his spellbinding journey through time and is packed with pomp and pageantry, thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, incredible equestrianism, world-class special effects and pyrotechnics.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans, Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I to two world wars, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.

Each scene is brought to unforgettable life and enhanced by an original soundtrack by the award-winning composer Nathan Stornetta

NEW for 2022

LIVE Jazz Concerts - Before each summer Kynren show, guests arriving in good time will be treated to a fantastic live jazz concert staged on the adjacent lake. 

VIP Dining - Treat yourself to exclusive dining in the spectacular newly built Arches Hall, situated at the heart of the venue, adjacent to the lake. Landscaped backdrops and stunning views of Auckland Castle set the scene for pre-dinner drinks on the exclusive outdoor lakeside terrace, before enjoying a 3-course dining experience. Available to all but with limited capacity, book early. 

Rated five stars by thousands of reviewers, there's no better time to experience the show.


Where is Kynren at 11Arches Park located?

Kynren takes place at 11 Arches Park in Bishop Auckland, just 25 minutes from Durham and Darlington, and a town steeped in history spanning the Romans, generations of powerful Prince Bishops, horse-racing, and the Industrial Revolution.

Details on what activities are available at Kynren at 11Arches Park?

Gates open at least two and a half hours before the start of each show throughout the summer, enjoy live jazz by the lake, food and drink in one of the open-air dining areas or for those with VIP ticket dinner in the new Arches Hall. 

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Facilities & information




Disabled Access

Parking Available



Picnic area

Extra info

Closed Times: 11pm

Nearest Train Station: Bishop Auckland

Open Times: From 6pm

Price Details: from £26

Arrival information and directions

Address: Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Bishop AucklandDL14 7SF, United Kingdom

An epic adventure starts here!

Gates are open at least two hours before showtime. Please plan your arrival time -  Up to 8,000 people attend each Kynren performance, though reaching the site on on the local road network is swift, it is impossible to whisk everyone in minutes before the show starts.(as is the case with other large-scale events with complex logistics). 

The organisers kindly ask guests to reach Security / Ticket checks at least 1-hour before the start of the Kynren performance. 

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