1. South West
  2. Cornwall
  3. Porthcurno

About The Minack Theatre

Ever wondered what it would be like to attend an open air theatre above the sea? Picture this: the sun is setting, the waves are crashing beneath you and crowds are cheering the latest live show. Heaven right? Constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea, the theatre is located on the cliff edge of Porthcurno. Porthcurno is 4 miles from Land's End in Cornwall. If you trail down a steep set of stairs Porthcurno Beach is just a 5 minute walk away too!

Minack Theatre History

Minack Theatre is one of the most authentic, historical and spectacular theatres in the country! This clifftop theatre is steeped in history that traces back to the magnificent Rowena Cade. Brought up in a genteel Edwardian family, she was inspired to transform a Cornish cliff-face into an open-air arena, much of it literally built with her own hands. Rowena started building the Minack Theatre in 1929 and spent the rest of her life continuing with the project. There was no machinery involved in its construction, she used tools, dynamite, and cement mixed with sand for Porthcurno Beach - which she carried up from the beach herself! To say she put her heart, soul, blood, sweat & tears into the Minack theatre would be pretty accurate! You can learn more about this extraordinary story on the Minack Theatre tours. Today, The Minack Theatre is now run by a charitable trust.

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Opening Times

Entrance tickets go on sale from 1 September - 5th November

Please see website for opening times as they vary. 
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Pricing & Tickets

Entry to the Minack Centre & Gardens
Adult £8
Under 16 £4
Carer FREE
Children under 2 FREE
All orders have a fee of £1.50

Please check website for tickets for shows.

Minack Visitor ticket to view the Minack and its gardens must always be booked in advance.

Parking
FREE parking during your visit. You are not allowed to park overnight. There are disabled parking spaces too.

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Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

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Contact Details

The Minack Theatre,
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 6JU
England

Tel:  01736 810181

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