Events, Festivals and Exhibitions

Kynren 2024, Bishop Auckland, UK

27 July - 14 September

£26 – £60

Kynren Bishop Auckland – An Epic Tale of England

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Since its launch in 2016 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Kynren – An Epic Tale of England has taken audiences on an immersive journey through 2,000 years of history, myth, and legend.

Kynren Bishop Auckland

Every summer, a spectacular production with a 1,000-member cast and crew of volunteers unfolds on a 7.5-acre stage, equivalent to five football fields, featuring magnificent horses and a variety of other animals. It takes place before an audience of 8,000 in an amphitheatre called the Tribune.

KynrenThe Kynren show comes alive with grand sets, extensive choreography, combat, stunts, skilled horsemanship, pyrotechnics, and incredible special effects, such as water jets and advanced video projections.

Nathan Stornetta, an award-winning composer, has collaborated with the renowned film score legend Hans Zimmer, known for Gladiator, The Dark Knight Rises, and Pirates of the Caribbean, to create the stirring soundtrack for Kynren, which captures the essence of drama and excitement.


The narrative is brought to life by the unique voice of Kevin Whately, famed for his roles in Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Inspector Morse, and Lewis. In Kynren, Kevin voices Old Arthur, a character who unveils the secret of time travel to Young Arthur, thus beginning his journey of enlightenment and understanding the significance of ‘Kynren.’

And it all concludes with the spectacular Kynren fireworks.

What Does Kynren Mean?

The term ‘Kynren’ resonates with the Anglo-Saxon word ‘cynren,’ signifying generation, kin, or family, mirroring the spirit of camaraderie among the participants in the production.

When is Kynren 2024?

Performances run for 90 minutes each Saturday evening from 27 July to 14 September, (times vary).

Where is Kynren 2024?

Flatts farm, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, UK.

Kynren Tickets 2024

Tickets cost £26 to £60 (discounts for under 18s). To purchase your ticket here. If you wish to combine the show with a meal, you can book a dinner package for £54.95 (ticket for performance is separate).

Things to Do in Durham

To discover what to do in Durham, read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Regenerating Culture in Durham: Barnard Castle, Auckland Castle and Headlam Hall, or visit:


27 July
14 September
£26 – £60


Flatts Farm
Bishop Auckland,County DurhamDL14 7SFUnited Kingdom+ Google Map
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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