Minack Theatre

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General Information

Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre that was built in Cornwall, England. The theatre is known as it is a picturesque setting having been built on a hillside right next to the sea. The theatre was the brainchild of Rowena Cade, who offered up land at the bottom of her garden to host a local show; she had terraces carved into the hill and created a stage. The show was a success and over the years the location became more popular and the theatre was improved with dressing rooms added. The theatre is seen as one of the most spectacular theatres in the world. Its theatre season runs from Easter to September, for the rest of the year, it is open for people to have a look around.

Getting there

The best way to get to the theatre is by car, with onsite parking available to visitors. The theatre also runs a bus from local towns when a show is on, visit the website for more information. The A1 service that links Penzance and Land’s End travels to Porthcurno which is a 10-minute walk from the theatre.

Opening Times and Admission

The best way to visit the theatre is by attending a show, the theatre season at Mimack runs from Easter to September. You can also visit the theatre just for a look around, in the summer months (April to September) the theatre is open 9.30am-6pm daily and in the winter months (October to March) the theatre is open 10am-4pm daily. Admission is set at £5 for a look around.

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  • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
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Posted: 9 Sep 2019, 12:32



Visited for a show


Visited for a show, the setting was breathtakingly beautiful. Spent more time looking out to see than watching the show.

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