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Minack Theatre

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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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Now we love this place, the tasty treats in the cafe, the wonderful plants in the fantastic gardens but most of all we like to sit and enjoy. It never fails to lift our spirits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Now we love this place, the tasty treats in the cafe, the wonderful plants in the fantastic gardens but most of all we like to sit and enjoy. It never fails to lift our spirits and for us it is a must see on every visit to Cornwall

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went to see through the day, and returned the next evening for a performance of The Lady Killers, great place, great atmosphere

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The first time I have visited this theatre with no rain. It is stunning and such a clever creation brought about by the dedication of Rowena Cade over many years of physical hard work. The new-to-me museum is a real education and well worth a visit: it makes you value the location even more. The updated restaurant is good too... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I was really impressed with the professional way the Minack is run with all of the staff making it very simple to get both in and out of the theatre and the parking. If you want to sit in the front row make sure you get there early.. We were there just before 9:30 and got to the front but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I booked for yesterday afternoon. What a dramatic location. Good views of stage from most locations but you do need to take something soft and waterproof to sit on. We got there a little early and had time to have some lunch on the viewpoint. There was an outside caterer there doing two or three dishes. We... More 

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had wonderful weather . Not been before. A mobile kitchen we had morracan chicken couldn't fault it. Play very funny wonderful experience . Would take something to sit on we took grandsons surf board which worked a treat. You must visit if in area.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went to a matinee performance of Jack the Ripper performed by a visiting dramatic society from a town very near to our home. When we booked, we did not know this. We have visited this open air theatre before a few years ago for an evening performance, but the matinee was magical. Everything was perfect, we got there over... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

i was so upset when i had traveled all that way and it was closed hope i opens again so i went around the coast and it was lovely views and a small cove with a most lovely beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked early and got seats on the lower terrace £11.75 adults and £6 child for a matinee show of Jack the Ripper.The show was fantastic,funny and very entertaining!! The theatre location must be one of the best in the world with stunning seaviews as a backdrop and waves splashing over the rocks below.We were lucky and had a dry... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We watched a wonderful production last night (The Ladykillers). The whole experience was fantastic. The weather helped to make the venue a success. Even the moon shone. The theatre is beautiful in the daylight but seeing it used for what it was intended was even better. Second visit. Will be back

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