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Minack Theatre

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Address: Porthcurno | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
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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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Dramatic and magical sea views

We visited the Minack Theatre while staying with friends in Devon. What a magical place! The cliff side location, sea views and the dramatic production were all top notch; the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Minack Theatre while staying with friends in Devon. What a magical place! The cliff side location, sea views and the dramatic production were all top notch; the only downside would be the difficulty with food and drinks. The seats are amphitheatre style and steep, so difficult for anyone with physical or vertigo issues; also depending on bookings/popularity... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was one afternoon in December and we were coming back from a visit to St. Michaels Mount. Time was getting on and the light was fading but we still wanted to call at the Minack Theatre because it was a place that I had wanted to visit for a very long time. It was breathtaking and the history behind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent a week in Cornwall out of season in November and the Minnack Theatre was by far my favourite attraction. I had seen photgraphs online and it was in my guidebook so fancied a visit even though I thought it may be a bit boring - I am happy to say how wrong I was! Hi up on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're staying anywhere in Cornwall, it is worth driving down to Porthcurno to see this little theatre. Even better out of season when you can avoid the crowds. It started as a personal project of a remarkable lady, Rowena Cade, back in the 1930s. A lot of it was built by her more or less single-handedly, and the imagination... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a large car park for Porthcurno beach and a museum but we carried on up the steep hill for the Minack theatre there is also a large car park and this one is free, we arrived at 3.30 and it shuts this time of year at 4,30 ( January) it was £5 each to get in but you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for people of all ages. The theatre is quite simply marvellous - brilliantly constructed over the steep cliffs of Cornwall - and with some breathtaking views of the surrounding beaches and rocky terrain. Would highly recommend on days of clear weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit place if you are in Cornwall. This unique theatre was perched on the cliffs with great view of Atlantic ocean. The

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Cornwall on holiday for years and until now have never been able to get to the Minack theatre 🎭 until last week. It is really worth a visit amazing theatre , fantastic information and a nice little cafe to boot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous location to watch a play which is of course weather dependent! One of the most atmospheric places you could visit with the fabulous view of the sea and waves crashing on rocks below. Sound from the actors seems to flow around the audience in a quite magical way. Do take a cushion or blanket to sit on and do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my boyfriend in September to see the play Frankenstein. He surprised me by bringing me here and it was the loveliest surprise ever. It was like paradise. I don't think there was a seat with a bad view although if we go again I'll probably rent a back support cushion there as they're not expensive and the seats... More 

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