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The Minack Theatre

Porthcurno. TR19 6JU
01736 810181
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Onsite parking is available.

About The Minack Theatre

A place like no other, the world-famous Minack Theatre is a must-see for visitors to Cornwall.

Perched on rugged cliffs overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay, you might think ancient Greeks had carved it from the granite. In fact, less than a century ago it was a rough gully of gorse and heather dropping dizzily down to the sea.

Today, you can discover the extraordinary story of Rowena Cade, the woman behind its creation and experience the magic of live performance in this iconic space.

The Minack stages a full programme of live performances throughout the year. Visitors are welcome to explore the dramatic site and enjoy the glorious sub-tropical gardens when there is no performance.

The Minack is very popular and advance booking is essential for performances and visits.

Opening Times & Dates

The Minack is very popular and advance booking is essential for performances and visits.

Worth Knowing

The Minack stages a full programme of live performances throughout the year. Visitors are welcome to explore the dramatic site and enjoy the glorious sub-tropical gardens when there is no performance.

What Visitors Say

"Fantastic theatre with stunning views of the surrounding area."
"Such a stunning location to watch a performance. We saw a one man Shakespeare production which kept the whole family entertained. In between, you could never get tired of the view. Staff incredibly friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking of you have a booking. Really good set up. Would highly recommend."
"Unbelievable, given its history of building. Great views, well run and we saw a good play while the sun went down giving beautiful changing skies. We'll worth a visit."

The Minack Theatre News & Events

20 Dec

A Christmas Carol

In their inimitable style, the team that brought you Great Expecations, Dracula and The Odyseey will now take you on a grim (sort of) journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London. This is Dickens’ original words with added silliness.

12 Dec

Pendeen Silver Band

Join us for an afternoon of festive music and rousing tunes from Pendeen Silver Band, to get you in the mood for Christmas.. The most westerly brass band in the UK, Pendeen Silver Band take pride in the fact that they are a true ‘village’ band, receiving from and giving constant support to their local community. 

10 Dec

Twisted Christmas

After the successful Twisted Tales Vol.1&2 and Twisted Tales Outdoors, ‘Owdyado Theatre are excited to present their first seasonal show – Twisted Christmas, featuring writers from Cornwall and across the UK.

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