The Minack Theatre

Porthcurno, Cornwall
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The Minack Theatre 23:03 on 6th July Twitter

We welcome the government’s support promised today and look forward to seeing how this will be used to support the reawakening of our live performance venues across the country.

The Minack Theatre 15:40 on 6th July Twitter

We are delighted to have been chosen as this week’s #makar2makar favourite theatre choice! The incredible writer, actor, director Adjoa Andoh will be starring on #Makar2Makar this Thursday, 7pm! Tune in on the M2M website to watch the show.

The Minack Theatre 13:28 on 1st July Twitter

We've cancelled next week's 6 storytelling performances as there is still no change in the government guidance for open air theatres. Come on @OliverDowden, give the open air performance sector a chance before the summer is over. @uk_theatre @CommonsDCMS (pic is pre-covid)

The Minack Theatre 12:07 on 29th June Twitter

Exciting news - our theatre is reawakening! Some staff came in this morning for socially distanced training (apart from where they are in a household!).

Check out our pre-visit information video here:…

The Minack Theatre 21:21 on 26th June Twitter

Huge thanks to Adam Nichols from @OVO_Theatre for setting up this petition. Please sign and share! Thank you!…

The Minack Theatre 12:06 on 26th June Twitter

We’ve been shooting our ‘Reawakening the Minack’ film this morning working with local actor Mark Harandon who tells the history of our iconic theatre through the eyes of builder’s mate Billy Rawlings. Look out for the film...

The Minack Theatre 18:59 on 24th June Twitter

Claire and Jeff are busy planting our 'social distance queue marker' plant pots ready for reopening next week! @PenberthPlants @ILoveCornwallUK

The Minack Theatre 13:35 on 23rd June Twitter

'Theatres can reopen to show recorded shows, but not live performance because of issues around socially distancing performers and the risks associated with singing.'

How about where you can socially distance performers? Or stage monologues? Come on @uk_theatre, help us here. 😢

The Minack Theatre 09:23 on 23rd June Twitter

Another atmospheric photo from @penberth73!

Our set for #MinackHettyFeather is coming out of the theatre today in preparation for reopening over the next week. Further details will be announced once we see the government’s guidance hopefully later today 🤞🤞🤞

The Minack Theatre 13:27 on 20th June Twitter

The view from our dressing rooms today!

The Minack Theatre 10:20 on 18th June Twitter

In our next episode of our 'Gardening at the Minack' films Claire tells us about the South African plants she is adding. @PenberthPlants

The Minack Theatre 19:00 on 16th June Twitter

Great to see @DanAveryActor interviewed by @TheStage! We loved Dan's Hamlet in 2018 and are looking forward to seeing him next year in @anotherwaytweet's Jane Eyre.…

The Minack Theatre 10:21 on 16th June Twitter

Our theatre continues to sleep under the June showers. We plan to reopen to pre-booked visitors by 4th July. We also plan to stage performances: watch out for further announcements. @uk_theatre

The Minack Theatre 12:02 on 13th June Twitter

A lovely photo of the gardens from @penberth73

The Minack Theatre 17:53 on 12th June Twitter

Another episode of our 'Gardening at the Minack' series - just to show that the sun doesn't always shine on the Cornish cliffs! @PenberthPlants

The Minack Theatre 12:50 on 12th June Twitter

This week we should have had @IllyriaTheatre back with 'The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle'. Their fabulous original production of 'Doctor Dolittle' is available to watch on youtube. Please do support them if you can.…

The Minack Theatre 12:31 on 11th June Twitter

For the first time since performances were due to start on 31 March we would have had wet audiences this week for @IllyriaTheatre's performances to our local school children. 😧

The Minack Theatre 09:14 on 10th June Twitter

Join our friends at OVO for this musical, online, interactive and LIVE Twelfth Night. Tickets are selling like Bee's Knees so get yours now at 12th-14th June 2020 at 8.15pm nightly.

The Minack Theatre 09:46 on 9th June Twitter

The next instalment of our Gardening at the Minack series. Here Jeff talks about planting agaves and aloes on the cliff edge. @PenberthPlants

The Minack Theatre 16:44 on 8th June Twitter

We've been measuring up today to see how we can implement social distancing for audiences for performances later in 2020! It's looking like one row in three vertically to achieve 2m.

The Minack Theatre 09:57 on 8th June Twitter

Good morning everyone. We are experiencing problems with our phone system this morning. Hopefully it will be fixed soon!

The Minack Theatre 19:29 on 5th June Twitter

A cracking photo of our sleeping theatre today!

The Minack Theatre 12:07 on 3rd June Twitter

Our gardens looking fabulous again yesterday!

The Minack Theatre 09:11 on 2nd June Twitter

The sea looks fabulous this morning! If visiting Porthcurno please leave only footprints. There are no toilet or cafe facilities open.

The Minack Theatre 21:59 on 1st June Twitter

This is a perilous time for the theatre and performing arts sectors. Fortunately the Minack will get through this crisis, but many of our friends in other theatres are truly struggling along with the freelance artists who are the lifeblood of our sector. #SupportOurUKTheatres…

The Minack Theatre 11:30 on 1st June Twitter

Shhh... don't wake our sleeping theatre! We're working towards reawakening her for the 4th July. In the meantime all of our facilities remain closed including the car park.

The Minack Theatre 08:43 on 1st June Twitter

Good morning everyone! Another week of solitude for our sleeping theatre. If you do visit Porthcurno, please be aware there are no toilet facilities and only the beach car park is open.

The Minack Theatre 12:14 on 29th May Twitter

A memory today of Redruth AOST's award winning production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Photo by @rachelhosken. RAOST should have been with us today for their final performance of 'The Wizard of Oz' 😢


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Past shows

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