The Minack Theatre

Porthcurno, Cornwall
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The Minack Theatre 11:12 on 23rd November Twitter

We’re excited to announce a special film event - the stage play of The Mousehole Cat will be on screen @theMinack on 18 Dec. Join Mowzer & Tom to calm the Great Storm Cat & bring Christmas joy to the people of Mousehole. Purr-fect!

The Minack Theatre 14:07 on 20th November Twitter

Oops! Sorry folks. The dates on our previous post about A Minack Musical Christmas were incorrect. We got over-excited just thinking about new live events! The show is on Saturday & Sunday 12 & 13 December.

The Minack Theatre 10:35 on 20th November Twitter

Here’s a date for your diary. Join us for two magical afternoon concerts and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at the Minack on December 13 & 14. The perfect seasonal cocktail to put some sparkle back into this strange year. Ticket now on sale.

The Minack Theatre 09:41 on 19th November Twitter

Morning all, and what a fine one it is, our photographer Lynn Batten was out early to catch the dawn. #minacktheatre #lockdown2 #sunrise

The Minack Theatre 10:50 on 18th November Twitter

Something to brighten the dark days of winter. Award-winning Scott Matthews Live in Concert in your home on 5 Dec! Scott says “I’ll be debuting songs from my forthcoming release NEW SKIN plus a wholesome selection of songs from my previous six albums.”

The Minack Theatre 12:19 on 16th November Twitter

Much is uncertain, but Christmas is definitely coming & we’re keeping everything crossed that we can stage our fantastic season of festive shows, including David Mynne’s unmissable version of A Christmas Carol. Now with added Humbug! Perfect for age 9+.

The Minack Theatre 09:37 on 16th November Twitter

Our friends at Miracle Theatre are holding open auditions & want to meet potential new actors for upcoming shows in 2021 & beyond. Find out more:

The Minack Theatre 09:00 on 9th November Twitter

The first #WhereTo film curated by @documentaltheat is from @EmileJClarke and @AnnaWheatley3 SLIDE TO CANCEL is a fast and furious voice note exchange navigating shame, egos and problematic language IG: @annawheatley @emilejclarke

The Minack Theatre 14:31 on 7th November Twitter

Our 'Hetty Feather' company are back together for a read through. We were due to perform @emmajanereeves' fantastic version of @WilsonJaqueline's book in April 2020. The production will definitely happen (although many of the cast will need bigger costumes whenever that is!).

The Minack Theatre 09:00 on 6th November Twitter

Back in September we linked with @documentaltheat on #WhereTo , an idea to amplify theatre voices from the South West. We’ll be sharing a smorgorsbord of this exciting work during #WhereTo Week 9th-16th Nov, so prepare to dive into SW theatre culture

The Minack Theatre 14:05 on 3rd November Twitter

Correction - we hope to re-open on 3 December, assuming Lockdown ends on the 2nd!

The Minack Theatre 13:42 on 3rd November Twitter

We are sad to announce that our beautiful theatre is about to sleep again. From tomorrow we are closing our gates after an extraordinary but strangely inspiring summer. We hope to re-open on 2 Dec. subject to government guidance. Thank you for your tremendous support this year.

The Minack Theatre 10:22 on 29th October Twitter

Only one day to go before the opening of Living Spit’s ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’. We’re so excited to see this amazing duo from Bristol’s Hysterical Historical show. Highly recommended.
Book now (Advisory Age12+)
@LivingSpit #bestdaysoutcornwall

The Minack Theatre 15:54 on 28th October Twitter

The fabulous actors from @birminghamstage didn't just have to contend with heavy showers in today's @HHLiveOnStage, but the most spectacular sea as well (esp this afternoon at high tide!). All a bit barmy, perfect for 'Barmy Britain'.

The Minack Theatre 11:23 on 28th October Twitter

Here’s a great interview with Stu & Howard on The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
These guys are seriously funny (and funnily serious about history). Don’t miss the show @minack this weekend.
Book soon
@LivingSpit #bestdaysoutcornwall

The Minack Theatre 17:05 on 27th October Twitter

The sun shone this afternoon for 'Barmy Britain' from @HHLiveOnStage. It was almost balmy! We're loving having this team at the Minack this week.

The Minack Theatre 15:25 on 27th October Twitter

Fancy something a bit different for Halloween? Then try ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’.
(Stu McLoughlin’s portrayal of all 6 wives is definitely scary! Just ask Henry!)
Book now Oct 30 – Nov 1. (Advisory Age12+)
@LivingSpit #bestdaysoutcornwall

The Minack Theatre 10:44 on 26th October Twitter

STOP PRESS Thursday 2pm performance of Horrible Histories:Barmy Britain is now SOLD OUT. We’ve added one more show on Thursday @ 11am. BOOK SOON – these tickets are hotter than the Great Fire of London & move as fast!

The Minack Theatre 11:12 on 25th October Twitter

The sun is peeking out for the first fabulous performance of Barmy Britain from @HHLiveOnStage! It’s brilliant to see the theatre full of socially distanced families in October!

The Minack Theatre 10:55 on 25th October Twitter

The Royal Hoarder - at his death Henry VIII owned 50 palaces, 6,500 handguns, 70 ships, 78 recorders, 78 flutes, 5 sets of bagpipes & a virginal.
Book now for “Six Wives of Henry VIII” Oct 30 – Nov 1. (Advisory Age12+)
@LivingSpit #bestdaysoutcornwall

The Minack Theatre 10:55 on 23rd October Twitter

On his deathbed, Henry VIII was “afflicted with visionary horrors”. His last words were reported to be “Monks! Monks! Monks!”
Book now for “Six Wives of Henry VIII” Oct 30 – Nov 1. (Advisory Age12+)
@LivingSpit #bestdaysoutcornwall

The Minack Theatre 15:57 on 22nd October Twitter

A beautiful afternoon for a matinee of Loveplay by Moira Buffini @hahumahtheatre

The Minack Theatre 10:55 on 22nd October Twitter

The County of Somerset gave Queen Victoria half a ton of cheddar cheese as a wedding gift. Discover more fascinating facts in Horrible Histories : Barmy Britain @theminack next week.

The Minack Theatre 10:55 on 21st October Twitter

Henry VIII was a regular self-medicator. He invented “An Oyntment to take away inflammations and to cease payne and heale ulcers.”
Book now for Living Spit's “Six Wives of Henry VIII” Oct 30 – Nov 1. (Advisory Age12+)
@LivingSpit #bestdaysoutcornwall

The Minack Theatre 10:05 on 21st October Twitter

A few tickets still available for the last performances of Loveplay, this week at the Minack. Don’t miss this fabulous and funny take on the many manifestations of Love. Unsuitable for children
@hahumahtheatre @DanBottomley @_ElenaValentine @ben.cole.5

The Minack Theatre 15:43 on 20th October Twitter

It was beautifully wild this morning!

The Minack Theatre 10:48 on 20th October Twitter

Home-owners who couldn’t afford chimneysweeps would use a goose with its legs tied together. Discover more fascinating facts in Horrible Histories : Barmy Britain @theMinack next week!

The Minack Theatre 13:48 on 19th October Twitter

Great review for Loveplay.
'Entertaining and provocative'
'Bravo to everyone involved'
Tickets still available at…
Unsuitable for children
@hahumahtheatre @DanBottomley @_ElenaValentine @ben.cole.5

The Minack Theatre 11:30 on 17th October Twitter

After the murderer William Burke was hanged, his skin was used to cover a notebook. Discover more fascinating facts in Horrible Histories : Barmy Britain @theMinack in October half-term.…


Past shows

See all the shows that have been performed here at the venue history page.