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. Expect big-name headliners and a platform for local talent. 

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.

featuring talent both home-grown to Bodmin, and from across the South West – there’s big names and the best emerging local talent.


See upcoming St Petroc's Sessions 

General FAQs

Once you've got your tickets, here is some useful information about the events:

  1. 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.

  2. Food and drink: You can't bring your own drinks and food into the venue. There will be a bar but please bring cash as we can’t take card payments. If you want to grab some food beforehand, just over the road is The Weaver’s pub and a lovely but very small Portuguese cafe. There's a Wetherspoons up Fore Street, The Viraj Indian restaurant on Higher Bore Street and various other takeaways within walking distance.

  3. 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.

  4. Usual Timings: We usually open the church at 7pm, and the gig will usually finish by 11:30pm. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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 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 and 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, or message via our social media channels @intoBodmin.