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Address: Porthcurno, Penzance | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
Phone Number: 01736 810181
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Description: This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo...
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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We watched one of the storytelling shows for the kids. I have to say I was smitten with the place as we're the kids. The show was lovely, the location is beautiful, and the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We watched one of the storytelling shows for the kids. I have to say I was smitten with the place as we're the kids. The show was lovely, the location is beautiful, and the food and facilities were exceptional. In the afternoon, we descended to porthcurno beach which was also a hidden gem. Recommended, although not sure I would like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Interesting location overlooking the sea. Matinees Wed & Fri. Late buses not reliable but during day a £1 ticket gives you a taster and allows a good view of the stage.

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Minackman93, Manager at Minack Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - just in case other customers read this review, our entry prices are £4 for adults, £3 for over 60s, £2 for 12-15 year olds and free for under 12s. The £1 price is for a viewing area that we open during matinee performances when we are able (we are advertised as closed at this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

The perfect location for a theatre and well worth a trip out. We saw Tartuffe which was wonderfully put together, accessible and funny. But the location was worth the visit on its own. And it is very rare that you go to such a wonderful, highly recommended place and are not ripped off, so this was unbelievably good value -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We visited Thursday just gone, watched the morning children's show, what an awe inspiring place! Just goes to show you, what you can do 'if you put your mind to it'! The back drop for a show is - out of this world. Well worth a visit - try to see a show. Amenities were all very good, staff very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Visiting the MInack is not about the seeing play, it is about being at the Minack. The performances are variable, all amdram, some brilliant, other less than that. The joy of the Minack is about being in the auditorium while the play is being performed. The weather, like the performance, comes in all shades, from tempest to heat wave, wash... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Beautiful view into the sea and beach. Some seats were of stone, other were just covered with grass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We love the Minack and have been visiting for years...our summer holiday would not be complete without a visit and we have wonderful memories of productions over the years...and not just for the acting! The wildlife in the bay have sometimes performed also and we've seen seals and dolphins popping up below. We enjoyed 2 shows this year, Parade and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This is an incredible venue and well worth a visit. The play was very funny, but the venue is worth going for on its own. View is simply excellent. The roads there are single lane so allow extra time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Open air theatre with a spectacular view! Totally enjoyed visiting it. Since the theatre itself is on the edge of the cliff, the seats are like in the Amphitheatre but very stylish and with the beautiful ocean background view. The garden that set in the theatre perfectly compliments it. Apart from normal visiting, you can actually watch plays. Check out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This magnificent open-air amphitheatre built on the granite cliffs overhanging Porthcurno bay in Cornwall really can rival the great amphitheatre at Epidauros in Greece. In fact it has a plus, which is that the backdrop to every play done at the Minack is a vast panorama of the sea where the English Channel merges with the Atlantic Ocean. This lends... More 

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