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Our world famous theatre is perched on the rugged cliffs of South-West Cornwall.  We welcome over a quarter of a million people each year to enjoy the stunning ocean views and experience the magic of live performance in this iconic space. 

Our story is also the life story of the Minack’s creator, 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.

Each year, we stage over 200 live performances at the Minack, including plays, musicals, opera, music and children’s events.  Tens of thousands of people come here to experience a show at the theatre under the stars and become a part of its extraordinary, on-going story.   

When there is no show on, you can explore the open air theatre itself, stand on the stage (even declaim a bit if you wish!), investigate the backstage paths and gaze down into the watery depths of the narrow 'zawn' almost under your feet.  Enjoy our beautiful subtropical gardens and admire the extraordinary carvings around the theatre, all etched by Rowena Cade using only a rusty screwdriver.

The site includes lots of steep steps.  There is access for wheelchairs and disabled visitors to the top levels, toilets and a balcony with great views over the theatre and the bay.  Due to the terrain, there is no disabled access to the stage or the lower levels of the auditorium. 

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The Minack Theatre


Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JU

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