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Address: Porthcurno, Penzance | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
Phone Number: 01736 810181
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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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A night at the Minack

Well what a magical Cornish spot for a theatre, just to sit in the audience and watch the backdrop of beautiful Porthcurno beach with a full moon behind is wonderful. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well what a magical Cornish spot for a theatre, just to sit in the audience and watch the backdrop of beautiful Porthcurno beach with a full moon behind is wonderful. Lots of steps to climb though so wear sensible shoes and warm clothing as performances are very seldom cancelled. There is ample free parking and lots take a picnic. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am sure that if you were to attend a nice open air performance here it would be a happy memory. I also agree that the creation of this open air theatre by one great woman in her garden is something worth celebrating. BUT I do not see the point of having the place open when there are no shows!... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant afternoon in this place. When the weather is nice it's realy beautiful and the views are to die for!

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Thank EinarSan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to the minack theatre last year for the first time what a hidden jem omg it's stunning went to see Glen tillbrook of squeeze I've travelled a lot but have not been anywhere like that and it's in England going again this year forget going abroad try this place it's fantastic don't really want to share it but I... More 

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Thank Nicholas P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minack Theatre is a unique experience. Unfortunately we did not have the chance to visit a show but the visit was it worth nevertheless. When visiting the theatre I would highly recommend to start at the car park at the Porthcurno Beach. From the beach you can then climb up the steps to the Minack theatre which is above and... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minack theatre is an amazing place. A natural amphitheatre in the cliffs overlooks a stage, and beyond is a stunning sea view. It's not too far from Penzance. The car park and bus stop are at the top of the cliff and you walk down ramps and steps to your seats. It looks precipitous but there is reasonable disabled access... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to Cornwall, you have to see the Minack Theatre. The view is unbelievable, a fascinating blue sea and a peaceful place.

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Thank Cathe89
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to come here and in August we did, it was a lovely trip, only stayed there for around a hour that was plenty of time, lovely tropical plants, great view amd packed with history. A all round good hour spent :)

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Licciana Nardi, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see for those travelling to Corwall, definetely one of the highlights of my trip. The theatre is just amazing perched on this rocky hill dropping to the blue sea. It's unbelievable what a single strong woman was able to accomplish. The most extraordinary thing is that it feels "ancient" and not only a hundred years old! I can't imagine... More 

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Bristol, ENGLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we could come here in summer for a show! What a great place with an amazing story. Had no idea Rowena had built this by hand - amazing and inspiring. The setting is stunning and it's so well looked after. What a great place!

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