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Information Pack 2023

Hello and welcome to the 2023 Freefall Dance Summer Intensive Information Pack.

This is a short guide, designed to give you information about the intensive, timetabling, some pointers and directions to find your way around Falmouth and Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) during the intensive, helping to make the most of your stay.

Included in this pack is a host of information that should make your stay in Falmouth that bit easier, including top tips for travelling to and from AMATA, tried and tested knowledge of the best places for a bite to eat and places to unwind at the end of the day.

We hope you have a fantastic stay and get a
chance to sample the wealth of Cornish food, drink, entertainment and hopefully some summer sun that is right on your doorstep.

Charlotte & Grace

Meet the artists

We are excited to bring national/international artists down to teach various workshops as part of a weekend/3 day event in Cornwall. Find out more about our 2023 artists below.


On the day

Saturday 5th 

Meet us in AMATA Cafe to sign in with one of the Freefall team & get all the information you will need to enjoy your weekend without any stress! This will also be a chance to ask any burning questions you may have.

Saturday will kick off at 9.00, with the studios being open from 8:30am to warm up if you wish. Please bring a packed lunch as AMATA cafe will not be open during the day (except Sat mornings which closes at 12.30). There are a couple of cafes and a shop open on campus if you venture out of AMATA, but remember to leave yourself time to get there and back.

Networking: After our last class on the Saturday, there will be an opportunity to gather for drinks, chats and pizza for those wanting to grab some food. Meet like-minded people from all over the country, a chance to have a natter, get to know each other and make connections. 

Venue: Verdant Brewing Taproom, Penryn TR10 9EP

When: Anytime between 5:30-8pm on Saturday 5th August

More information about the venue: 



Sunday 6th

Our second day begins at 9:30, and again, our studios will be open for warming up from 9am. Please remember to SIGN IN again - thank you, and please remember to sign out when you leave the building.

Most importantly - Have an INCREDIBLE weekend!


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Please note that The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts is in Penryn, a short bus ride (15-20 mins) away from Falmouth town, which is the nearest major town where the majority of the restaurants, shops, beaches and pubs are situated.

Penryn has a good selection of bars, takeaways, pubs and restaurants as well. Highly recommended in PENRYN is The Verdant Brewing TaproomThe Thirsty Scholar, a pub serving food & drinks.

For a wider selection please visit Falmouth Town via train or bus.

From Truro:

>> Follow the A39 until the ‘Treliever’ roundabout. Ignore the signage for ‘University Campus Tremough’ and continue straight over to the next roundabout.
>> Take the first left at the roundabout, continue over the hill towards Asda.
>> Follow the road down and take the first left turning onto Kernick Road

>> Continue forward over the mini roundabout.
>> Take a left when you see Jewson’s building and follow the road ‘Parkengue’ all the way to the end. You will see the sign for AMATA
>> Arrive at TR10 9EZ
You can park in the car park by the gates at AMATA (SAT & SUN ONLY)

By Train:

Change at Truro for connections to Falmouth and Penryn. Nearest station to AMATA is Penryn

By Bus:

Mega Bus (London returns from around £10) National Express (cheap returns)

Falmouth Town to Tremough Campus (AMATA)

No’s U1, U2, U3

By Plane:

Frequent planes fly Nationally. Book in advance for cheaper deals via Flybe. Short taxi ride away from theTrain station


Care Share

Pasty Connection: Car sharing scheme. Check Facebook or their App to see who may be coming in and out of Cornwall. Very cheap




Near the beach: Falmouth Backpackers Hostel

[cheaper option, good reviews]

Lots of options near the beach, and in town too - buses run regularly from The Moor in Falmouth to Tremough Campus [AMATA]


On campus: Glasney Village Accommodation 

[Room or Flat share options available too]

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Below is a few recommendations for things to do around Falmouth and Penryn, in case you're staying a little longer, or fancy a wander!


Gyllynvase | Swanpool | Maenporth - Sandy beaches with café’s serving hot and cold food, snacks and drinks.

Pubs/ Bars

Falmouth: The Chintz | Beerwolf | The Cornish Bank | The Shed | The Chainlocker | The Moth & Moon | Dolly’s Gin Palace, Verdant Seafood & Bar, Small Ships, Lemon Twist

Penryn: The Thirsty Scholar, Verdant Brewery & Taproom, Seven Stars



Falmouth: Good Vibes, Sloth & Sparrow, RoBo, Palacio Lounge, Nude Canteen, Potager, Sliced

Penryn: Pizza Pls, Thirsty Scholar


Good coffee

Falmouth: Espressini, Beacon Coffee, Good Vibes, Koala Coffee, Planted Cafe

Penryn: Sunshine Cafe, The Warehouse

Check for events

Local: The Cornish Bank, The Poly, Verdant Brewery & Taproom, Sunshine Cafe & Yoga, Fish Factory, National Maritime Museum Falmouth, Pendennis Castle

Further Afield: Eden Project, The Minack Theatre, Hall for Cornwall


Freefall Summer Intensive 2023 is Co-Produced by Charlotte Luke & Grace Sellwood.

This event is an artist led project, initiated by artists for artists, thank you for supporting an independent event. Our events are only made possible by you booking and coming!

With your continual support, Freefall will continue to create high quality development opportunities in Cornwall, for dancers regionally and beyond.

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