The Keay Theatre

A space for Performance, Exhibition, Cinema, Forum and Conference for students, for the community, for all.

  • Seating 224 with a fully stocked bar and changing rooms

  • Follow us on Instagram: @thekeaytheatre for more details of our upcoming shows as well as our archives

  • For hire request please email thekeay@cornwall.ac.uk

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SKANK

Meet Kate. She’s a Skank. 

She could be a successful writer, if she could just concentrate. 

Instead, she needs to recycle this bean can, get the attention of sexy 

Gary and try to stop obsessing about her inevitable untimely death. 

Clementine Bogg-Hargroves “delivers a tour-de-force performance” (Number9) in this witty, dark and often filthy one-woman show. It’ll make you laugh, make you cry, and give you a whole new perspective on your empty baked bean can. 

Selected for Vaults London, Brighton Fringe Theatre Festival, 

Watford, Paris Fringe and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
https://vimeo.com/656168833

“Brutally honest” ★★★★ (North West End) 
“Wickedly funny, yet touching” ★★★★ (The Play’s The Thing) 
“Wildly funny, powerfully abrasive and with bags of potential.” ★★★★ (BingeFringe) 
“No-punches-pulled comedy and pathos.” 10/10 (Number9) 
“A constantly funny play” (British Theatre Guide)

Date of Event – Fri 3rd February 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £10-£12 + booking fee

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Rocketman Live- LEE QUINNEY AS ELTON JOHN WITH LIVE BAND

Rocketman Live- LEE QUINNEY AS ELTON JOHN WITH LIVE BANDRocketman Live pays tribute to a true pop icon. Master musician Lee Quinney brings the music of Sir Elton John to life – a true concert experience of some of the greatest rock & roll music ever created. Energy, costuming, brilliant virtuoso playing and singing… it’s all there.

Offering a captivating performance that will pay homage to this legend – this show will feature great hits like Rocket Man, I’m Still Standing, Your Song and much more

Date of Event – Fri 10 Feb 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £15 + booking fee

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THE FLEETWOOD MAC SONGBOOK

Earning rave reviews wherever they play and ranked in the ‘Top 20 Tribute Artists & Bands in the World’ by Champions UK plc Entertainment Agency, six piece tribute band ‘The Fleetwood Mac Songbook’ are bringing their non-stop, hit packed show to The Keay Theatre on 18th Feb 23.

The band perform a spell binding recreation of the stellar ‘songbook’ of ‘Fleetwood Mac’, drawing from over six decades of songs. Their set of course includes soft rock anthems from the ‘Rumours’ and ‘Tango In The Night’ albums but they don’t forget founding member, Blues guitar legend Peter Green, and dedicate a portion of the show to a selection of his work. 

Every detail is immaculate to ensure that the unmistakable ‘Mac’ sound is recreated faithfully – the exceptional three part harmonies are a standout as well as the band’s guitarist using the famous Lindsey Buckingham Rick Turner model of guitar that gives the songs that final polish. 

You will be assured of a night to remember in the company of these fine musicians for an unforgettable evening suitable for all ages.

Date of Event – Sat 18 Feb 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £20 + booking fee

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ALL SEASONS LIVE -A TRIBUTE TO THE JERSEY BOYS

A TRIBUTE TO THE JERSEY BOYS

Scintillating vocals & incredible harmonies. Bringing to life the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The All Seasons present a show that will wow fans of the Jersey Boys sound.

Crammed with singalong hits, The All Seasons is a West End experience brought to The Keay. Young, vibrant and talented; The All Seasons are a guaranteed hit with audience of all ages.

 Immaculately costumed in the iconic red jackets, the boys offer a show that faithfully recreates the sound that has been the soundtrack to our lives for over half a century. The All Seasons is an exhilarating revue of the best of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, presented as a live all-singing, all-dancing fully-staged show that has impressed audiences throughout the UK and abroad.

Date of Event – Sat 25 Mar 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £16 + booking fee

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THE U2 EXPERIENCE

Based at their own recording studios in The Midlands, and therefore centrally placed to travel to any corner of the UK and beyond, the band are acclaimed for their attention to detail and the authenticity of their sound, and indeed have been described as the most authentic sounding tribute to U2 anywhere in the UK, and possibly the world. Faithfully recreating U2’s plethora of hit singles spanning the years, but also a wide selection of their best loved album tracks and live recordings, The U2 Experience are much more than a ‘greatest hits’ band, and will thrill the most ardent and discerning of U2 fans, as is clearly demonstrated by their reviews. The U2 Experience show is enhanced with sequenced lighting, backdrop visuals and special effects to complement the stage and audio experience, all combining to deliver a simple message – if the real U2 aren’t available, go for The U2 Experience!

Date of Event – Fri 5 May 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £16 + booking fee

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I AM EVERY WHITNEY

Kieshia brings an incredible tribute to the late, great Whitney Houston.

Her show is shared up and down the country, and brings Whitney’s greatest hits from ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ and ‘So Emotional’ to ‘Greatest Love of All’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’. Kieshia’s shows encourage the audience to sing, dance and enjoy the best of Whitney.

Described as “a stunning impersonator of the legendary Whitney Houston…

Join Kieshia for an evening of fun, laughter and nostalgia as I’m Every Whitney takes you on an unmissable ride to remember the Queen of the Divas.

Date of Event – Sat 6 May 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £20 + booking fee

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THE DINOSAUR TIMEMACHINE

Produced by: The Magical Story Elves | Written & Directed by: Babette Smith

Are you ready for the journey of a lifetime? Then join our palaeontologist friends, as they embark on an exciting adventure through the jungle to meet Babsy the Mad Scientist, so they can use her new time machine to take them back in time to meet their favourite dinosaurs in person. After a visit from Leo the Lion and Molly the cheeky Monkey, the time machine goes wrong and opens a doorway from the past transporting Terry the T Tex into present day. Oh no…. They quickly devise a plan to find the dinosaur and send him back to the past.

Join us on this exciting, unmissable, fully interactive, Jurassic adventure filled with music, fun and games along the way. An unforgettable dinosaur themed stage show for all the family. Can you roar like a dinosaur and help us return Terry The T Rex to the past?

“It was brilliant! A fantastic totally interactive show with games and call and respond. The kids loved every minute of it. What a clever way to capture children’s attention and imagination”

Date of Event – Fri 2nd June 2023

Price of Event – £5 to £8 + booking fee

Time of Event – 1.30PM & 4PM

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THE FREDDIE & QUEEN EXPERIENCE

THE FREDDIE & QUEEN EXPERIENCE are the UK’s premier, internationally and critically acclaimed Queen & Freddie Mercury tribute band. The band performs all over the world, including in the UK and recently, in the United Arab Emirates and throughout Europe. They deliver a passionate and energy packed show chock full of Queen’s greatest hits! Ian as Freddie Mercury replicates Freddie Mercury’s live shows with the looks, mannerisms, vocals, charisma, high energy and showmanship that Freddie was so famous for. The Freddie & Queen Experience is made up of some of the finest musicians in the UK, including one of the most established and accomplished professional Brian May tributes in Andy Wills. The fully live five piece band perform with replica outfits and instruments and the show features a full recreation of Queen’s live shows based around Queen at their very best; the 1986 Magic tour. It’s simply a great show, not to missed!

Date of Event – Fri 9 Jun 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £18 + booking fee

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CILLA & THE SWINGING 60S

Cilla & The Swinging 60s is a highly entertaining show, stylishly celebrating the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black as well as a handpicked selection of her well-known contemporaries, including Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Petula Clark, The Beatles and many more.

Starring the unforgettable voice as seen on ITV and previous West End Singer, Sandy Smith as Cilla, the show will take you on a rollercoaster journey through many of the greatest pop songs of the 60s including Cilla’s own chart toppers ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ “Alfie” and ‘You’re My World’.
This show is selling out theatres around the country and the reviews speak for themselves.
Other great songs of the decade are featured including “Dancing in the Street” “Shout “and “Do You Love Me” “Proud Mary” which will leave you all with that “feel-good” vibe. Hit after hit brings you to your feet ‘Cilla & The Swinging 60s’ has everything – smash hit songs, great music, dancing, singing and a huge smiling memory with the unforgettable Cilla Black.

Date of Event – Saturday 8th July 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £15 + booking fee

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BAMBOOGIE! THEATRES BIGGEST PARTY NIGHT

 Theatres Biggest Party Night!
This unique show production features an extraordinary musical mix with the most popular hits from a wide range of musicals, artists and movies in an immersive format guaranteed to create a party atmosphere you won’t forget!

This spectacular show offers an interactive experience for theatre goers of all ages, featuring large screen projection with lyrics and visual effects encouraging the audience to sing and along creating a fabulous, feel-good party atmosphere.
With live singers, dancers and character acts, combined with music ranging from Hey Baby, Country Roads through to hits by Freddie Mercury, Chicago and top party classics, Bamboogie creates a unique fun evening for all with a theatrical party experience like no other.

Date of Event – Sunday 9th July 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £27.50 + booking fee

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GUNS N’ ROSES EXPERIENCE

The Guns N Roses Experience NOBODY DOES IT BETTER The biggest and best and most in Demand Gn’R tribute in Europe. Not an over-hyped claim, we prove it time after time. 

 It does not get any closer than this people. 
Gn’Re have the only singer able to deliver the exact same unique vocal style and stage show synonymous with Classic Axl Rose.

 Gn’Re have the only tribute band guitarist OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED by MARSHALL AMPS, just like the legend SLASH himself.

 Together with 4 other Gn’R clones, these guys deliver a sound and look that is unequalled by any other band.

 Since their very first gig the Guns N’ Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace, visiting various Middle Eastern countries, mainland Europe, Cyprus, Ireland and all of the major venues in the UK. 

With a true GN’R sound and stage show, The Guns N’ Roses Experience meticulously recreates every visual detail and every musical note to capture that reckless spirit of the original Guns ‘N Roses legendary live performances. In a bone crushing two hour set all the essentials are covered with breathtaking accuracy including Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and so much more… 

Don’t miss the chance to see the most authentic live Guns ‘N Roses experience touring today. Other Bands have tried but fail to deliver a true GnR experience. Gn’Re are the only Band to succeed in performing the high Octane Gn”R live show witnessed by millions in the 80’s/90’s to exacting standards. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER

Date of Event – Fri 14 July 2023

Time of Event – 8PM

Price of Event – £15 + booking fee

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TRUE FOXES + SUPPORT

Formed in 2019, True Foxes are a stunning, female duo from West Cornwall. 

Cousins Amie Parsons (Lead Vocals/ guitar) and Chloe Payne (Vocal harmonies/bass) blend together atmospheric harmonies to create hauntingly beautiful melodies.

This summer True Foxes are the ones to watch, hitting the major UK festivals such  as Boardmasters and performing on main stages at Tunes in the Dunes, Great Estate, Rock Oyster and RattlerFest   

After building up a fanbase through local open mics and social media. This year they have been featured on multiple radio stations, including BBC Radio Cornwall and Devon, appeared on BBC Spotlight and have performed at over 200 different venues and events in major cities across England, Scotland and Wales on a UK tour.

Date of Event – Saturday 30th September 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £10 + booking fee

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MOLLY STEWART IS ADELE

Molly is Adele
The South West’s No 1 Tribute to Adele

South West’s First Tribute Show to Adele, Accent and All!

Singing Adele’s top hits from her four albums and packed with emotion, Molly’s pure vocals and impeccable story telling are guaranteed to get you up on your feet, singing along to your favourite tunes.

Having trained in musical theatre at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting, Molly performs the whole two hour show as Adele.

Date of Event – Fri 3rd November 2023

Time of Event – 7.30PM

Price of Event – £10 + booking fee

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UK’s No1 Peter Kay Tribute – Simon Mark with support act

WE’RE DOING IT, WE’RE HERE! DIRECT FROM BOLTON!!

A Big double header of comedy and entertainment. Join Simon Mark the UK’s most authentic TRIBUTE ACT to the comedy sensation Peter Kay with a fantastic support act to start the night.

With Peter kay coming back after 12 years and the world wanting tickets, We know we have all tried to “book it, pack it and” …well we know the rest.

So, if couldn’t get tickets, we bring you the next best thing right on your doorstep.

Delivering the iconic routines of the much loved funny man, Simons Tribute to Peter Kay will have you in fits of laughter from ‘Garlic Bread’ to his ‘Misheard Song Lyrics’. Simon really does have Peter Kay down to a tee.

With his mannerisms, faces and impeccable Peter Kay delivery, he will leave your audiences wanting more but don’t just take our word for it check out his reviews.

Simon’s performance will suit an audience of all ages whether it be family friendly or a bit more “He’s blue Alan, he’s blue”

Join us for a great, laugh out loud night of entertainment!

Date of Event – Fri 15th December 2023

Time of Event – 8.00PM

Price of Event – £20 + booking fee

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