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Minack Theatre

Porthcurno, Penzance | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
01736 810181
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Due to non-existent phone or internet connections where we were staying (Cornwall is quite rural) we unable to check website before visiting and arrived shortly before a performance was due to start. For £1 (refundable from any future visit up to end of Sept) we were allowed to use a viewing platform and could wander around a small sub-tropical gardens... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Wow! Visited the theatre last weekend with my wife as we were passing through the area. Not a theatre going person, but having seen pictures on the net, I felt I simply had to see it in the flesh. Pictures simply do not do it justice. The front stage was closed to the public for rehersal, so I guess we... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You don't need to be a theater enthusiast to appreciate this wonderful stage, a stunning theater with a view so captivating it makes concentrating on the play difficult, but with some wonderful acting you can't look in any direction without seeing true excellence.

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Minack on many occasions over the years and the magic has never waned. If you are lucky enough to get in, remember to bring your picnic hamper and something soft to sit on to enjoy the full experience. We have seen great drama while the sun sinks and dolphins swim across the bay. On rare occasions... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Not sure if I am a full convert to the theatre scene, but I thoroughly enjoyed my night at the Minack, for the "Far From The Maddening Crowd" performance on Monday night. The setting is.......awesome. The weather.......fantastic. The walk up the hill.....! The seating......is the reason I knocked a mark off. Some of the seats (they are stone and grass)... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit to Minack and would recommend people to book if in the area. The cafe was quite small but cornish pasties nice and the whole event well organised

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We've been to two performances at Minack. The wonderful setting enhances even the most mundane of performances. Bring a picnic and definitely invest in the seats with backs that they have to hire (can become quite uncomfortable otherwise).

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I agree with everything that has been said previously . A performance is a must as well as a paddle in the Portchurno bay below. It is a beautiful magical place on a sunny day with perfect stunning views.

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Minack Theatre on a nice bright day. Minack Theatre is an amazing open-air theatre created from the cliffside at Porthcurno with spectacular views of the bay. They have a great cafe which makes amazing scones. The sausage rolls were also outstanding. Combine it with the view from the cafe, it was one of the best breakfast we ever... More

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NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Put a show at Minack on your bucket list. Far from the Madding Crowd 21 July 8pm. Booked online...was a breeze. Arrive 1.5 hours early ...we arrived at 6.30pm. Collect your tickets (or you can have them posted within the UK) then queue until 7pm when they let everyone in. Don't panic about seats because there is a spot for... More

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