Picture special: Get a sneak preview of the epic Kynren night show

A visual preview of an upcoming historical spectacular has been released by organisers.

The live action night-time show Kynren – set in the grounds of Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland – is ready to bring to life 2,000 years of English history as these amazing images show.

The extravaganza, which will create 280 full time jobs in the region and attract over 110,000 visitors, opens to the public on Saturday, 2nd July, and will run right through to September 17, mainly on Saturdays and some Fridays.

Kynren is the work of charity organisation, Eleven Arches, which believes it will have a strong and positive impact on the region, not only in terms of the job creation but also in revenue.

A spokesperson for the event said: “We believe Kynren can radically change the fortunes of County Durham as a trip attractor, drawing visitors from across the UK and beyond.

“Existing visitors to the region will extend their trips to include a night stay to visit us. Kynren also has the power to convince national and international tourists alike to make a trip to the region because there is no other show like this in the country.”

Over 1,000 volunteers from the local community are involved in the production as cast and crew, all of whom have been professionally trained.

Over £35m has been invested in producing the show, which has been funded entirely through donations from trusts and private individuals.

Each show has the capacity for 8,000 spectators, equating 112,000 visitors across the season.

Ticket prices range from £25 – £55 for adults, and £19 – £41 for children aged 12 years and under, depending on the category of seat.

Tickets are on sale now – visit the Eleven Arches website to book.