The Minack Theatre

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The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is a unique open-air theatre perched on granite cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at Porthcurno, about 4 miles from Land’s End, the theatre puts on a full programme of drama, opera, musicals, comedy, story-telling, and music, all with a spectacular view.

This impressive attraction is the brain-child of Rowena Cade, who lived in Minack House, and who needed a place to stage a performance of The Tempest. Between 1931 and 1932, Rowena and her gardener moved earth and granite to create the foundations of the theatre, and made many improvements in the years afterwards.

When the theatre is not staging a production, you are free to explore the stage and backstage areas. In the exhibition centre you can learn more about the history of Minack Theatre, told by words, images, and film.

The Minack Gardens is an attraction in itself, with the landscaped cliffs supporting many species of sub-tropical plants, sourced from the Canary Islands and South Africa. In addition, there is a cafe and gift shop, so you can enjoy some refreshments with breathtaking views. So whether you want to experience a production in this one-of-a-kind setting, or make it a day trip and see everything there is to offer, Minack Theatre is well worth it.

Useful Info

Main Features: Open Air Theatre , Gardens, Exhibition

Attraction Type: Theatre/Gardens

Food: Cafe

Nearest Town: Porthcurno

Disabled Access: Yes – But main theatre has steps.

Where is it?

The Minack Theatre