The St Petroc's Sessions

The St Petroc’s Sessions are a series of live gigs offering a rare opportunity to enjoy live music and entertainment in the atmospheric setting of Cornwall’s largest church, St Petroc’s in Bodmin, which dates from the 15th century.

Organised by intoBodmin and Devon-based promoters Cabaret Voltaire, the St Petroc’s Sessions launched in September 2017 at the inaugural Celebrate Bodmin Festival. They have so far featured acts such as Sam Lee, Hollie McNish, This is The Kit, Fairport Convention and The Cuban Brothers.

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Coming Up:

21/10/22: Lau * NEW DATE

The pioneering Scottish folk trio are bringing their entirely accoustic tour to St Petroc's Church.


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9/4/22: John Boden & The Remnant Strings

Multiple BBC Folk Award winner Jon Boden introduces his chamber-folk line-up, including fiddle, viola, cello, concertina, stompbox and more!


Previous sessions

St Petroc's Sessions: General Info

  • Tickets: The name of the ticket buyer will be on the door, so give us your name and if it’s on the list, then we'll let you in. Please bring some proof of ID.
  • Food and drink: You can't bring your own drinks and food into the venue. There will be a bar, serving ale, lager, cider, wine, G&Ts and soft drinks! If you want to grab some food beforehand, just over the road is Honey Street, where you can eat at The Weavers pub and the excellent tapas bar No.4. There's a Wetherspoons up Fore Street, The Viraj Indian restaurant on Higher Bore Street and various other takeaways within walking distance.
  • Parking: There is no parking at the church, but there are three car parks within a two or three minute walk. They are all free after 4pm. Priory Car Park is the closest.
  • Usual timings: We usually open the church at 7pm, and the gig will normally finish by 11:30pm.
  • Access: If you have difficulty with steps, please get in touch. There is level access to the venue, but it would be handy if we know in advance.
  • Anything else: St Petroc’s is a large 15th century church. It’s a beautiful venue, but it can be a bit chilly, so dress appropriately. There are no pews; if it is a seated event, the chairs are cushioned; if standing, chairs are available. Please note there are pillars. While you'll always be able to stand at the sides or the back for a better view, if you want to make sure you have good sight lines from a seated position, we advise arriving promptly.
  • If you have any other questions, get in touch by emailing or message via our social media channels.
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Building a Better Bodmin

intoBodmin is a community and arts organisation.

Our mission is:

To enable individuals and communities to access cultural activity, encouraging innovation, participation and partnerships.

To bring vitality into the heart of the town and bring the communities together through accessible and inclusive spaces and activity.

To see the community’s aspirations grow and inspire community pride in the place they live.

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