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Minack Theatre

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Address: Porthcurno | Cornwall, Penzance TR19 6JU, England
Phone Number: +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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visited again .. for the magic

again went here just to see and feel the magic of this special place actually went twice in the week as you get a ticket to return within the year, but think they are going to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lillian K
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Twick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a phenomenal location! Gorgeous bay and views along the coastline. Even if you don't get the timing right to go to a show, take a jaunt down the steps and see the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

again went here just to see and feel the magic of this special place actually went twice in the week as you get a ticket to return within the year, but think they are going to stop that soon. spoil yourself with a hot chocolate... and their cakes are so delicious!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to the minack theatre,perhaps not at the best time of year ( November) although we were really lucky with the weather that day, blue skies and some winter sun. Fabulous views over the sea and to the left a beautiful sandy beach. The whole story of how it was built is so interesting I would love to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely magical spot! What an amazing story and we still can't get our head round how it's all been done. We just popped here for a look but will definitely be looking into seeing a production here in the future. Doggy friendly too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vision if an extraordinary woman. Rowena Cade. Who built the Minack theater with the assistance of her gardener. beautiful location. Turquoise sea. Unfortunately did not see any seals - but apparently they do make an appearance. Caution with the very steep steps. But you can access some of the theatre if disabled. Well worth sitting in the cafe and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this place it's a bit surreal, you know you are in England but feels like you are in antique Greece. We are pretty lucky with the weather, was hot and the sun was shining. Great day out, definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Minack open air Theatre has fascinated me since I first saw it featured on one of many TV features. The vision of one lady, who managed to sell the idea to others, it became reality and now, in my view, has become one of Cornwall’s best attractions. Set just 4-5 miles from Lands End it has been cut out... More 

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

An astonishing creation sitting on the cliffs above Porthcurno, this place is beautiful in the daytime and magical at night. The cafe serves great food with a view. If you visit for a show be aware that this theatre applaudes amateur productions, but having said that companies I've watched have never failed to amaze me. Just a great all round... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I watched a modernized production of "The Mikado" at the Minack on a cool evening. We were careful to dress warmly and rent the 'seat'-s they offer. The combination meant that we didn't mind sitting on the dirt as it got colder and colder. The production was funny. I have a slight hearing loss but I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the day when there was not a production and now I want to come back and see a theatre show. What a beautifully incredible place. I won't spoil it for you by saying more. It has to be seen to be believed. This should be the 8th wonder of the world in my view.

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