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Minack Theatre

Address: Porthcurno, Penzance | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
Phone Number: 01736 810181
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Ranked #1 of 55 things to do 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

An amazing location. Sea view to enhance any performance. Picnics are always welcome. And its always fun to wrap up in a blanket at winter and enjoy the summer sun.

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Hayle, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Minack on Saturday with my daughter and boyfriend who had never been before. My wife wanted to sit in the cafe and wait for us to look around as she is disabled and cannot manage the steps easily any more. We were told that she had to pay full admission to enter the cafe. We said that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited the Minack with my wife and daughter. Because of the steep access I was unable to enter the site due to my severe athritis. My wife and daughter paid the full admission price and I asked if I could wait for them in the cafe area where we all intended to have a meal following their tour. I... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This open theatre stands in it's own unique and imposing position on the Southern cliffs of Cornwall, open to the elements, from lashing storms to blazing sunshine, each extreme adding to it's spectacular individuality, a theatre to explore, both it's history and it's architectural achievement instigated by Rowena Cade, who's ambitious project has brought to life an attraction, grown from... More 

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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whether to visit for a day, a snack, or even better a show - it never disappoints!! Terrific views, & if mobile great to explore - lots of steps, so be aware - overall stunning.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a sunny summer day the Minack Theatre is a real must see. The cliff-top location affords views along the coast in the direction of Lands End and far out to sea. The history of the place, built by the indomitable Rowena Cade out of her dream of a theatre on the cliff top where Shakespeare and other classics could... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to visit, open air theatre exceptional and the story behind it is amazing. There is large sandy bay with cliffs surrounding it, open sea areas and this was breath taking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Arrived at 15.40 on Saturday to find the cafe shut at 15.30 so we could not get a look at the theatre, still did get lovely view of beach below, will try and return when back in Cornwall as we just popped in on the off chance.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The story behind this incredible labour of love will inspire everyone. An amazing open air theatre in a spectacular setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As part of a short Kernow break, we were lucky enough to arrive on a beautiful, brisk, midwinters day, so a visit to the Minack was a must for us. Such a lovely setting and would love to attend a play here. Ticket price includes a free return visit too. Also, there's some of the lovely South West Coastal path... More 

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