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Address: Porthcurno, Penzance | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
Phone Number: 01736 810181
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Description: This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo...
This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo, near Land's End, and hosts a season of plays and musicals from May to September.
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You cannot imagine the feeling you get when you first look down on this outdoor theatre carved into the cliff side near Penzance. The inspiration came from Rowena Cade who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

You cannot imagine the feeling you get when you first look down on this outdoor theatre carved into the cliff side near Penzance. The inspiration came from Rowena Cade who directed A Midsummer Nights Dream casting her friends and neighbours and performing in the woods nearby. The plays were so popular that unbelievably she decided to build a theatre and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

A very unique and beautiful setting with awesome views. For me it is the top most attraction in Cornwall.

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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The Minack Theatre is a truly wonderful place to visit. I have only seen one show, that was a childrens production - 'The Sea Show' which was absolutely brilliant and had adults and children in stitches. The museum is excellent, very informative and not too big not too small. It is however, the natural beauty of this place which wins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Was greatful one of the locals told us about the attraction. Definitely take the time to read the story of how and who created this wonderful theatre and the history of the shows that put on here. It has to be an amazing experience to see! On top of the unbelievable backdrop of the cliffs and ocean behind the stage... More 

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Sennen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Firstly..this is about the restaurant. Everything else is fantastic and I've seen some amazing plays and shows there over the years! Arrived on Tuesday, in the middle of a bike ride, fancied a cream tea. I asked if I could visit the onsite restaurant..was told no, without paying to enter the actual "theatre and its experiences"! At £4.50..,plus cost of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Been twice absolutely amazing views. Dog friendly when there's no show on, good information about how it was built. Take a picnic there's plenty of places to eat, or there's a nice tea room too.

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Somerset UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Spent half a day there/ We were lucky and there was a story telle performing that day. He acted the part of one of the helpers who helped the woman, Rowena Cade, build the theeatre into the cliff face and develop it over many years. Fascinating with great views. Pick good weather for your trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We travelled outside of our way to visit the Minack after many recommendations. The setting itself is stunning a truly amazing location which as the sun went down only became more beautiful. The staff were friendly, the stewarding was well organised and there was plenty of information about the how cold it gets along with the relevant supplies if you... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our daughter recommended the theatre as she had visited previously. A very impressive place with a fascinating history. The steps are a bit steep but it is worth the climb to the bottom. I particularly liked the concrete paths which had been decorated and each new section was dated so you could see how the work was progressing. The cafe... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited the Minack Theatre on our trip to Cornwall. My husband is unable to climb up anything steep so they very kindly showed him into the café area with an excellent view of the theatre whilst I visited the theatre itself. It was a perfect day and a very interesting trip - the history of how it was built... More 

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