Minack Theatre in Cornwall
Minack Theatre in Cornwall

Minack Theatre in Cornwall

Experience theatre like never before with the Minack open-air living theatre! Built by visionary Rowena Cade, this world-famous theatre has seen productions of everything from plays, to musicals, to children’s shows, and even opera; all set against the striking backdrop of the Celtic sea and Logan rock. A series of paths and steps carved into the cliffs lead you down to the theatre from where the theatre clings to the Southern Cornish cliffs, making Minack both a wonderful place to explore as well as an unforgettable stage to enjoy the magic of theatre. Book your tickets now to experience a night at the theatre under the stars!

How was the Minack Theatre built?

This incredible location becomes even more special once you notice the attention to detail and marvel at how it was originally built using hand tools by amateur builders. Updated in years past to make it safer for use and to accommodate for its growth in popularity, the original vision has always been maintained with homages to Rowena's original designs in the newer dressing rooms and rehearsal spaces.

Running over 200 shows a year, Minack has something for everyone, making it well worth returning, again and again, to experience different performances in this remarkable location. Read all about its extraordinary creator in the theatre’s exhibition centre and see the house where she once lived on the cliff top as you approach the theatre. Their stunning gardens are a sub-tropical paradise, filling the area around the theatre with colour and life and taking full advantage of the mild climate in this part of Cornwall – so this wonderful location will appeal to garden lovers and theatre lovers alike!

  • Several events every week to find the perfect time slot for you
  • Tickets from just £20 per person
  • Events on at all times of the day, from morning till evening
  • 37 miles from the centre of Cornwall
  • Food and drink are available from the shop (open during performances)

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