Community Facilities

Many of our facilities are available to the wider community at various times, please see below for more details.

The Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre

The Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre is Cornwall’s premier sports facility. Opened in October 2013 the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre boasts some of the best facilities in Cornwall.

  • Multi functional 8 court sports hall
  • Two county standard glass backed squash courts
  • 32 station Lifefitness gym
  • Exercise studio with wood sprung floor
  • 25 metre competition swimming pool
  • Multi sport Astro turf Pitch
  • Outdoor pitches and tennis courts

Truro School Cookery

Truro School Cookery, in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine, is a state-of-the-art cookery school, open to all.

Whether you are a beginner looking to learn new skills, or a confident cook looking to be inspired, Truro School Cookery provides one-to-one guidance and tuition in a relaxed, fun environment designed to equip you with a range of techniques and recipes to encourage confidence in the kitchen.

The purpose built teaching kitchen is situated within the Truro School campus and offers a wide range of courses and activities for all ages, from full day, half day, holiday and student courses, plus a venue for bespoke events.

The Heseltine Gallery

The Heseltine Gallery was built above the Truro School Chapel in 2011 and was named after the previous Head of Art, David Heseltine, who was instrumental in building up the schools own art collection.

The gallery itself is a beautiful open, light and airy space above the chapel perfect for shows of paintings, mixed media or sculpture.

The Gallery usually offers a minimum of two curated exhibitions per year alongside a programme of student exhibitions and creative community events. We work with selected themes for which we invite artists, students and members of the creative community to respond.

Theatre in Conrwall, Truro

The Burrell Theatre

The Burrell Theatre and receives a diverse mix of theatre, dance, live music and film and with a seating capacity of 200 or a standing capacity of 350, the space is very adaptable to suit the needs of the user.

The theatre was officially opened by Sir Tim Rice in 2002 and went on to be awarded a special commendation by the Cornwall Buildings Group. The Burrell is run by a small but dedicated team and a crew of very experienced theatre practitioners. We have excellent front of house and backstage facilities, and our equipment is second to none for the size of the venue. So whether you’re hiring or visiting, the experience should be a pleasant one.

Hire our Facilities

Set in a beautiful location overlooking the city, Truro School is able to provide a captivating and tranquil setting for any event.  We can offer a wide range of conference and seminar rooms, exhibition spaces, rehearsal and performance venues. These include our very own picturesque Chapel,  Heseltine Gallery, Events Centre and Burrell Theatre.

In addition, full board accommodation is available in our comfortable boarding houses over the Easter and Summer holidays.

Our in house caterers offer a selection of menus to suit your requirements and cater for large events, weddings, private receptions and parties. We provide all the ingredients for a very special and memorable occasion.