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Folk Lore

  • 11 - 13 April

Event Information

Tickets: Adults £9/Children & Students £8 

Thursday - Saturday: 2pm daily 

For we were up as soon as any day-O, And for to fetch the summer home

The summer and the May-O

For summer is a-come-O, And winter is a-gone-O


It is uncertain times for the collective nations of Great Britain.  The people are labelled divided, rootless, without an anchor in their own culture. Particularly the English.

And yet this year, as with every other year, thousands will descend on the small town of Helston, Cornwall, to celebrate Flora Day. Dancing through the streets and singing the mysterious ‘Hal-an-Tow’, they will take part in the oldest English folk custom still practised today – one whose roots are shrouded in mystery.

Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School explore an elusive cultural heritage through traditional story, song, and dance. Can we answer any questions about our future by looking back into the mists of our past?

Set within the egg auditorium, Folk Lore will begin at a secret outside location, to be confirmed.

Tickets: Adults £9/Children & Students £8

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

Thursday – Saturday: 2pm daily

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket.
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.
  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly


Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here