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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 23 Attractions in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place with a remarkable history. Rowena Cave was certainly an inspirational woman. I will definitely return to see a production here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I love this place and go back whenever I can. It is just £4.50 for an adult and the ticket lasts for a year! The exhibition is worth wandering around to understand just what a feat this place is. In the winter sunshine I could have sat there all day just watching the sea over the stage area - absolutely... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A magical place to visit even in the rain! We have been a couple of times in good weather and in not so good and the feeling of tranquility is remarkable. The views and photo opportunities are fantastic. You can sit ate rest a while while you marvel at the views and the wonderful surroundings. We haven't been able to... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place. If you are in Cornwall you must visit the Minack.The chances are you will know of it. However to appreciate it you must visit it. There is little comprehending the sheer determination and will power that went into the construction of the place. Yet as you sit looking down on the open stage with the... More

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Rain was predicted that night and we were pooped, but we stopped and walked around a bit, disappointed we wouldn't see a play. So glad we at least stopped for a bit as this is a gorgeous place. For a minute you aren't sure where you are - France, Greece, or perhaps Cinque Terra? I had no idea the water... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This spectacular place is an inspiration to everyone. It has everything, character, photo opportunities, panoramic views and an awesome sense of humbleness. I defy anyone to be moved and not come away admiring the tenacity, vision and determination of the builder.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The story of the theatre's building combined with the stunning site overlooking the ocean and the unique decoration made this a much more worthwhile visit than we even expected. And no-one could ask for more photo opportunities!

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was a wild and blustery day when we visited, which is the reason that we were the only visitors to this very popular area. Clean air, spectacular views of the sandy beach below being beaten by a stormy sea.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Minack is a fascinating and wonderful place, an outdoor theatre in the most stunning setting you could ever imagine - it really is a must see in West Cornwall. Wander around tiers of stone seating, look at the amazing panoramic view and see the film about the building of the theatre before popping into the shop for a look... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We watched Dracula a month or so ago and the weather was kind to us on the night. The production itself was 'OK' but to be honest it is the whole experience which draws us. We visit the Minack every couple of years and always enjoy it. The location needs no comment as it what it is - stunning. The... More

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