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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited on the 27th of July and, despite the view being amazing, the two ladies in the gift shop were rude and unpleasant. After asking where the entrance for the theatre was, the blonde lady was very rude in replying and even made fun of me with her fellow staff! So, instead of coming in, I told the rest... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

On Friday I and my family watched Far from the Madding Crowd at the Minack. If we had seen the play in a different location I think it would have struggled to impress us. But in this theatre it was excellent. The setting is outstanding. The atmosphere relaxed and friendly. The acoustics much better than I expected and the view... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited during the end of the day during the sunset, although a little expensive the view is worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Staff couldn't be more helpful. I would complete another 9hr road trip to go there again. You cannot miss this experience. Wonderful.

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As per all the other reviews, going to this theatre is an awesome experience. My family saw an adaptation of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD last week, and even if you are not the biggest Thomas Hardy fan, it is impossible not to enjoy a performance here. I would especially recommend an evening performance (as opposed to a matinee) and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the views, the history, the sunset and of course the show (the gondoliers). Disliked the fact that dogs are not allowed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Just visited the Minack Theatre and it was a beautiful site! Some Pro's and Cons: Pro - Beautiful view of the beach, free parking for customers, stunning theatre (and so different from anything that I've seen) Cons - I thought it was pretty cheap of them to charge 1 GBP to look over the railing at the theatre below. If... More

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Open air theatre overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. Stunning garden on the back. Easly to drive to the top or just climp uo the cliff, it is quite high. Entrance £4.50 per adult and £0.50 per child. Toilets and coffee shop available. After the performance or before you migh go down the cliff to the beautiful, clean beaches... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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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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