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Minack Theatre

Porthcurno, Penzance | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
01736 810181
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Ranked #1 of 22 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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Devon
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

What can one say except this is an experience. The weather had been overcast and misty (everywhere else basked in the sun) but the evening cleared up, it was warmish and the whole atmosphere has to be experienced first hand. We had booked early and so had seats in the lower area about the 5th row, which gave an excellent... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Windy evening, but not cold. Got dark quickly, but I'm sure it would have been great at midsummer! Cornish pasty (from the café) excellent. Good show - my word, the cast looked young (they were!! - from Cambridge University!) Had some good voices! No fireworks, as too windy, but a great evening out!

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Newport Isle of wight, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited to watch an afternoon performance of HMS Pinafore. Uncertain what to expect we arrived by car expecting to pay to park. Pleasantly surprised that it was free to park with tickets and directed to a space by friendly attendants. The theatre itself is amazing and commands terrific views of the Cornish coastline providing a superb backdrop to the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A truley brilliant theatre put it on your bucket list dos'nt matter whats playing it is worth the experience to be in this theatre take a cushion and blanket it can get chilly

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We loved this outdoor theatre and were lucky to get tickets to an evening performance of HMS Pinafore. Take plenty of layers as it's windy and you can take your own food and drink - it was fantastic.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Minack Theatre before but not to see a production. We managed to get tickets to Great Expectations. It was magical with fantastic sunny weather and the backdrop of the sea I would definitely recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came here and watched great expectations. No pictures could ever do this place justice- you need to be there to appreciate the beauty. Seating- the price you pay depends on which "area" you want to sit in. You do not get to choose the specific seats and you are guided to these upon arrival. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

First time visitors and all i can say is that this place is just amazing , the views are out of this world, its peaceful , well maintained , interesting story to how the theatre came about, in expensive trip, pets welcome , just an all round winner , next time I would like to watch a performance here as... More

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You must visit this unique place if you are in Cornwall preferably for an evening performance. Last Wednesday night was wild and stormy, very fitting for a performance of HMS Pinafore. One word of advice if you have any difficulty climbing steps choose tickets near the top and the car park. I go with someone who is a friend and... More

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Minack Theater in late August. The weather was fantastic and we got some amazing views of the nearby beaches and coast. We even saw some dolphins playing by the rocks - truly amazing. You only have to look at our photos to see what a special place this really is. As the title says, we could have... More

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