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Minack Theatre

Address: Porthcurno, Penzance | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
Phone Number: 01736 810181
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Ranked #2 of 27 Activities in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo, near Land's End, and...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It was the last weekend in September and tickets for performances were sold out, so we went mid morning to visit the theatre. It is amazing that this was created by a very determined woman, the history behind it is as amazing as the place itself. Worth every penny and every minute spent there and traveling to the Theatre. The... More 

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Dorset
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place. A fascinating story how Rowena Cade with passion and determination managed to create this amazing place. When we visited there was a story teller which was great to sit and listen too. Don't miss this if you are in the area. Worth every penny. We need to return to see a performance.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing and well worth a visit even if there is no performances. Rowena Cade was an amazing lady with a wonderful vision. Loved every minute of exploring Minack Theatre. Follow in her footsteps and go down to the beach via her path, but be warned its not an easy journey so only for able bodied.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have been 3 times to the Minack and loved it every time. We took a picnic and wine and really enjoyed the whole experience. Even though on one occasion the heavens opened.... everyone just laughed! We have seen As You Like It and Alice in Wonderland, can't remember the other one, but to be fair whatever you see, its... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My second visit to this lovely theatre. Don't miss it if you're in the area. We visited no a cold, frosty day but the sun beat down on us and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. A perfect day to struggle up and down the steep steps of the theatre and imagine a production taking place with the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Amazing creation, amazing scenery, amazing play. Kept the kids in fits of giggle and the adults. Can't wait to go back

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This man- (woman-) made outdoor theatre on a cliff in Cornwall is a must see, not just for its overall construction but how it was constructed and by whom. This magnificent amphitheatre was designed and built (by hand) by Rowena Cade and her gardener for a performance of The Tempest in 1932. To plan and build this out of a... More 

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Tintagel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went for a wander down to Porthkerno as I wanted to show the partner the old phone cables coming ashore from Spain Morocco and the like. From the beach there is a wonderful path up to The Minack...its the best way to approach it....the whole place will blow you away...a beautiful rock encrusted theatre....I saw the Pirates of Penzance... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I walked to the theatre from beach up the cliff side steps. Which gave us the stunning view of the beach. If you able to, I highly recommend this route. However there is a car park at the top with a few steps if you don't fancy the scenic route! Stunning stone theatre with a fantastic story... More 

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Bromley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A visit to the Micack theatre is a must do if you are visiting this area of Cornwall. Whether you visit for a tour or to take in a play, the Minack shouldn't be overlooked. Set above the beautiful beach, Porthcurno the story of how it was built and the beautiful views from the outdoor theatre are stunning. I have... More 

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