During the Second World War the Royal Navy used the first chamber at Carnglaze to store its supply of rum for its base at Devonport in Plymouth. Local folklore has it that you could smell the rum at the junction with the A38 about 1 mile away! In December 2002 chamber was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400.
The slate walls and roof form a stunning backdrop for events, making this a unique performance venue. Due to the shape and height of the cavern, the acoustics are outstanding and have been acclaimed by many of the local and international artists who have performed here. There is a fully licensed bar open on concert nights, and a catering unit in the gardens serving snack food at most events.
A variety of concerts and events are planned throughout the year offering a selection of musical presentations with performers from across the musical spectrum. There are also twice yearly Crystals and Crafts Shows and an annual fireworks display. Concert goers come from all over the country and even from as far as Japan!
For details of current concerts and events see our separate page, or click an event using the calendar below.