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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.

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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.

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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

01 Jan
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A night of wonderful possibilities at The Minack Theatre this May

Something very special is happening next month.  Founder of Kneehigh, Mike Shepherd, will open his first major production at the Minack Theatre since he stepped down as Artistic Director of the award-winning company in 2021.  […]

23 May
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Twelfth Night at The Minack Theatre

‘What is love?’ Shakespeare’s comedy features the excitement and danger of falling in love.  The hierarchy of status does not mean that love can be taken for granted. The path of true love is most definitely not smooth.

29 May
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Carousel at The Minack Theatre

Set in a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, this classic show features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most iconic songs, including “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin Out All Over” and the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

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