Why not come and stay at Weardale Cottage and enjoy visiting the magnificent show of


Over 100,000 ticket holders experienced the first season of Kynren in 2016.

In 2019 expect Kynren to be even Bigger, Better and Brighter! Kynren - an epic tale of England.

The open-air live action night show will open in late June/early July, and will be rolled out as 17 action-packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions across the summer finishing in mid September. 

Set in the shadow of majestic Auckland Castle in the Vale of Durham, the shows will be presented by 1,000 cast and crew. Kynren will take audiences on a 90 minute epic storytelling journey through 2000 years of British history through the eyes of the North East. The shows will be performed on a 7½ acre stage incorporating a full size lake, with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects all part of the mix - this will be a spectacle in the true sense of the word!

Eleven Arches, the organisation behind the show, entered into an artistic partnership with Puy du Fou (www.puydufou.com), and this is the first time ever its volunteer-led enterprise has been taken outside of France.

What does Kynren mean?

The name ‘Kynren’, echoes the Anglo Saxon word ‘cynren’ meaning ‘generation, kindred, family’. Eleven Arches feel it’s a fitting name for a story that is about a heritage that spans multiple generations, that generations of volunteers will be involved over the years to come and the experience will be shared by audiences of all ages.

When is the first show?

Kynren - An epic tale of England will be premiered on Saturday June 29th 2019 and will run every Saturday until Saturday September 14th 2019.

You can book tickets here - http://elevenarches.org/booking/

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