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Minack Theatre

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Address: Porthcurno | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
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+44 1736 810181
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This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo,...

This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo, near Land's End, and hosts a season of plays and musicals from May to September.

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Amazing views,with a great story.

Having visited out of season there were no shows on,but i thourougly enjoyed walking round the theatre,taking in the amazing views and learning all about Rowena Cade and how she... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having visited out of season there were no shows on,but i thourougly enjoyed walking round the theatre,taking in the amazing views and learning all about Rowena Cade and how she build the theatre.. The theatre is well worth a visit and i will definately be going back during show season to experience the theatre in all its glory.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every Brit should come down to Cornwall anyway at least once and this place should be top of the list of places to visit. Right on the cliff edge it still performs open air theatre to this day but as a landmark it's simply astounding. The view, the location and the feeling you get walking around it, it really is... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Minack Theatre is the best outside theatre in the country built by Rowina Cade and over look Atlantic Ocean. Plays that are put on are shown are from the Mikado,Tempest there so many other. Visiting theatre groups come to the Minack to plays.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to watch 80s band here weather was perfect band very nostalgic whole evening was blissful a must see on bucket list

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Thank traveller2m
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many times, during the day and for evening performances. Be prepared take sun cream and a hat as it can be very easy to get sun burnt. Take layers for the evenings, something to sit on and I always take bin liners !!! Yes I take good strong bin liners just in case the weather changes. I... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic morning/afternoon at the Minack Theatre. The weather was beautiful as well so we climbed down to the beach .

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Minack Theatre while staying with friends in Devon. What a magical place! The cliff side location, sea views and the dramatic production were all top notch; the only downside would be the difficulty with food and drinks. The seats are amphitheatre style and steep, so difficult for anyone with physical or vertigo issues; also depending on bookings/popularity... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one afternoon in December and we were coming back from a visit to St. Michaels Mount. Time was getting on and the light was fading but we still wanted to call at the Minack Theatre because it was a place that I had wanted to visit for a very long time. It was breathtaking and the history behind... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week in Cornwall out of season in November and the Minnack Theatre was by far my favourite attraction. I had seen photgraphs online and it was in my guidebook so fancied a visit even though I thought it may be a bit boring - I am happy to say how wrong I was! Hi up on a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're staying anywhere in Cornwall, it is worth driving down to Porthcurno to see this little theatre. Even better out of season when you can avoid the crowds. It started as a personal project of a remarkable lady, Rowena Cade, back in the 1930s. A lot of it was built by her more or less single-handedly, and the imagination... More 

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