The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno


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Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JU
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The Minack Theatre is the most famous cliff theatre in Britain, possibly in the world, carved into the granite cliff overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno bay. The views are unmissable if you want stunning photos to take home. Theatre lovers will appreciate the unique atmosphere and backdrop the open sea gives the performances.

The Minack was the brainchild and life long passion of Miss Rowena Cade, who lived in Minack house over looking Porthcurno Bay. After Performances of Shakespeare's The Tempest by a local dramatics group in her gardens in 1932. Herself and her gardener put together some rough seating and a terrace, and the performance was a success. Every winter from then on Miss Cade sought to improve the theatre until it became what we see to this day.

Nowadays, the theatre is used from June to September for a full summer season, produced by companies from all over the UK and visiting companies from the USA. The theatre is open for visitors throughout the rest of the year.

Performances are from June to September and the Visitor Centre, Gardens and Cafe are open year round. Visit for more info