The Minack Theatre

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The Minack Theatre is a unique open air theatre located on the cliffs above the sea in Porthcurno, west Cornwall. It's practically guaranteed that you'll never see a theatrical performance anywhere else with such a spectacular backdrop. Pricing depends on whether you're visiting for an evening performance, or a daytime storytelling - and it's highly recommended that you book in advance. Check the Whats-on guide on the website, found on this page. Come dressed appropriately for the outdoor temperature, and it could be a good idea to bring something comfortable to sit on - since the seats are concrete. A folded jacket may suffice. The theatre was the vision of Rowena Cade - born in 1893. Having bought the headland for 100 pounds, she and her helpers built the theatre largely by hand. She carried the sand up in sacks herself from the beach below - and this was used to make the concrete which forms many of the present structures seen today. She spent the rest of her life building the theatre, and etching designs into the concrete by hand using a screw driver. The bay of Porthcurno, located close by, is also worth a visit - for its white sands and startling turquoise waters (when the sun is shining) - so allow extra time to visit before or after the performance. The box office may be contacted at: +44 (0) 1736 810181. Photo Credits: Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash
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  • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU, UK
  • Entry
    Standard 6.00 - 12.00 GBP
    Kids 6.00 GBP Under 15
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    Family friendly
    Tourist must-do

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