The Helston Theatre Company is planning a major arts festival for south west Cornwall and needs your help.

The group plans to have a big top with a 400-seater auditorium, a bar area with a small stage for live music, art installations and outdoor seating in Helston for the last week of next July. The big top will host a variety of shows from stand up comedy, live music and dance, to a full length play, lectures from authors and workshops and storytelling during the day.

The idea is big and ambitious but the company believes this unique event would “be fantastic” for the community.

The working title for the project is Theatre in the Woods.

The theatre company is looking for volunteers who have experience of event production or similar who want to help out. It is also looking for people with events management experience and those interested in stewarding for the show week.

There will be an open meeting on November 26 at 7.30pm at the Angel Hotel in Coinagehall Street, Helston, where people can learn more about the project and register their interest.

Anyone wanting more information or who cannot make it to the meeting, should contact Ben on