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Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

The UK’s most spectacular open-air live action night show taking place at Bishop Aukland, Kyren is an epic tale of England and takes you on a spellbinding journey through British history.


The UK’s most spectacular open-air live action night show taking place at Bishop Aukland, Kyren is an epic tale of England and takes you on a spellbinding journey through British history.

2019 - Year of the Viking


Watch legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic scale - 2,000 years in the making. This multi-award-winning live action outdoor theatre spectacular takes you on a spellbinding voyage through history as seen through the eyes of Arthur, the son of a mining family.


Watch Boudicca’s courageous but doomed uprising against the Romans and the clash of Viking and Anglo-Saxon leaders at the battle of Stamford Bridge.


See daring knights joust on horseback at full charge, for the merriment of Bishop Bek, the Prince Bishop of Durham, and his colourful entourage.


Witness the future King Arthur’s magical encounter with the Lady of the lake and as he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone.


Step aboard Queen Elizabeth I’s royal barge as she invites Shakespeare to introduce some of his most famous characters, trace the bloody outcome of England’s Civil War and follow King Charles’ final journey to the executioner’s block.


Join in the lavish celebrations of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and travel with the brave soldiers to the battlefields of the continent during both World Wars.


New for 2019, experience the Year of the Viking. Visit the new Viking Village pre-show and witness an epic ‘Viking-Attack’ full of new stunts.


These are just some of the 29 dramatic scenes as Kynren takes audiences on a journey through time. From the fog of war and the noise of battle to the heat of industry; from Romans to Victorians, from the lavish pageantry to thrilling choreography, stunts, equestrianism, special effects and pyrotechnics.




Late afternoon departure to Bishop Aukland for the 20.30pm performance of Kynren. Starting at sunset and ending in starlight, the 90-minute show is an enthralling live-action family entertainment. It is set against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.The coach will be waiting for you after the show has finished and will bring you back to the local area.

Tickets are located in the 'Silver Section'.


The show starts at sunset and finishes in starlight.


It takes detailed planning and organisation to provide a smooth arrival for the 8,000 visitors we expect at each performance, and to channel everyone efficiently from the shuttle bus drop off point on our site through security and ticket checks, all the way to their seats. The guidelines are designed to ensure all our 8,000 visitors can get to their seats in time for the start of the show, should all 8,000 arrive at the same time!


  • Under 5s go free if seated on an adult’s knee. They pay for coach travel only

  • Child Tickets are available if 12 years and under; children must be accompanied by an adult




Kynren opens at least 3 hours before the show starts to give our visitors plenty of time to enjoy or pre-show attractions:


  • NEW for 2019:

    Viking Village - Experience the more peaceful side of Viking life in the brand new Viking Village.

  • NEW for 2019:

    1940’s Bar & Food Village – Enjoy food and drink, most of which comes from, and is served by, local suppliers.

  • Georgian Shop - Discover a treasure trove of gifts and collectables from souvenir books, children's costumes and Kynren branded clothing, to artwork, toys and games.

  • Animal Croft - Before the show begins why not take the opportunity to meet and greet Kynren’s cast of animals? Our team of animal handlers will be happy to introduce you to the stars of the animal cast including our Kynren geese, sheep and friendly goats.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Brampton The Sands (Bus stop), Brampton
on the Newcastle side CA8 1UG (A6071)
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Haltwhistle Outside Railway Station
Harrington GallopingHorse Galloping Horse Inn, 95 Main Road
High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NQ
Hexham Outside TIC, Wentworth Car Park
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Warwick Bridge Bus Stop (outside Co-op Store)
Warwick Bridge
Whitehaven Bus Stop (opposite Shipwrights Arms)
Whitehaven, CA28 7XE
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

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