The Minack Theatre

Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre on the Cornish coast at Porthcurno, near Land's End.

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The Minack Theatre 14:31 on 17th May Twitter

Children from Alverton School got to meet with the cast of Calvino Nights and some very special puppets, after the Matinee last week.
If you haven't seen this wild, wonderful show, tickets are still available for performances tonight, tomorrow & Thursday.…

The Minack Theatre 11:16 on 17th May Twitter

A full house of school children for #CalvinoNights this morning!

The Minack Theatre 12:30 on 16th May Twitter

This week our touring Minack production of Superstition Mountain returns to Cornwall. If yo've not seen it yet, catch this brilliant Cornish black-comedy at Trebah on Friday.
'edgy and fizzing with energy' (The Cornishman)

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 16th May Twitter

Only 4 more days to catch the incredible Calvino Nights at the Minack before it transfers to the Lost Gardens of Heligan (27 - 29 May).
Don't miss this unforgettable show - last performance Thursday.
Book now…
photo © Steve Tanner

The Minack Theatre 10:13 on 14th May Twitter

The final week of Calvino Nights at the Minack starts tomorrow. Don't miss this wild and wonderful theatrical treat.
"theatre that sharpens the senses." (The Guardian)…
photo © Steve Tanner

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 12th May Twitter

There's a secret at the Minack - so secret only you can reveal it! Join treasure seeker Craig Johnson (Squashbox) on the Secret History guided tour & discover Rowena Cade's hidden message for the future. Perfect interactive fun for all ages.
27 June-1 July…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 12th May Twitter

There's a great feature about Sea Dreams in Toast Magazine.…
Don't miss this special evening of music & poetry inspired by the Minack and the haunting power of the sea.
Book now!…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 11th May Twitter

Bring your visit to the Minack alive with an expert guided tour. Discover the inside story of the Minack or explore our cliffside gardens with our Head Gardeners. Help us celebrate a very special Birthday or discover our Secret History...more info soon...

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 10th May Twitter

Coming soon ... Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic tale of doomed love & redemption, Carousel. Packed with musical hits like 'June is Bustin' Out All over ' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone', this is a half term treat for everyone. 30 May - 3 June.
Book now.…

The Minack Theatre 12:40 on 9th May Twitter

Whether they're playing with fire or reaching for the moon, the cast of #CalvinoNights will entrance you with their 'Irresistible' (The Guardian) storytelling. There's still time to catch this unique show. At the Minack 'til 19 May.…

The Minack Theatre 10:10 on 7th May Twitter

Show of Hands - The Dog Show Sessions
at the Minack 27 May
West country legends Show of Hands & Irish American roots quartet Track Dogs - think sun-soaked Latin rhythms with a West Country heartbeat.
Tickets still available for the 3pm matinee
Book now!

The Minack Theatre 12:30 on 6th May Twitter

Yesterday was a glorious spring day here in Cornwall. Not so much sun around this weekend, but we've got beautiful music from #inTuneChoir on Saturday and more fabulous spectacle & fun with #CalvinoNights (Sunday).

The Minack Theatre 09:48 on 6th May Twitter

The first week of Calvino Nights is put to bed - more performances from this Sunday - don't miss this 'irresistible' (The Guardian) show. Meanwhile, you can relax tomorrow night with inTune ladies Choir. Here's a sample:
Book now…

The Minack Theatre 11:35 on 5th May Twitter

Don't miss Sea Dreams on 20 May
A special evening of original music and poetry inspired by the sea, performed by Kathryn Joseph, Anna Phoebe & Rachael Allen.
Here's a sneak peak - perfect for an early summer evening.
Book now

The Minack Theatre 09:11 on 5th May Twitter

Calvino Nights ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
' that sharpens the senses.'
'...this is nothing if not beautiful.'
Read The Guardian review here…
Don't miss this unique theatrical treat at the Minack 'til 19 May.…

The Minack Theatre 18:39 on 4th May Twitter

We’re absolutely delighted with this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review from @guardianstage for Calvino Nights! Tickets are still available……

The Minack Theatre 10:43 on 4th May Twitter

We were proud to support #ITVLorraine's #NoButtsCampaign and Fly the Flag to help spread the word about bowel cancer this morning at the Minack.

The Minack Theatre 10:09 on 3rd May Twitter

There are two chances to see the amazing Calvino Nights today - matinee at 4pm & evening at 8pm.
'a show that widens our eyes to flaming flamboyance and fills our ears with an enticing rhythm'
Book now:

The Minack Theatre 14:42 on 2nd May Twitter

Calvino Nights opened last night to enthusiastic acclaim!
"a wild and wonderful cacophony of colourful sound and vision that makes the heart sing"
Don't miss this feast of fire, storytelling, fun and fiasco! On at the Minack until 19 May.

The Minack Theatre 11:39 on 1st May Twitter

Opening tonight at the Minack - Calvino Nights - a marvellous mélange of Song, Story, Fire (lots of fire!) and Fiasco! Perfect for everyone age 8 and over. Running 1 - 19 May. Don't miss it.

The Minack Theatre 09:49 on 30th April Twitter

Lynn Batten shot this beautiful, peaceful video in the sunshine yesterday. You can just glimpse the exciting set for Calvino Nights, all ready for opening night tomorrow!…

The Minack Theatre 11:30 on 29th April Twitter

Only 2 days to the launch of Calvino Nights at the Minack. We can't wait to be drawn into the wonderful imagination of these fantastic tales. Perfect for everyone who loved Kneehigh and anyone who's ever enjoyed stories!
Don't miss it: 1 - 19 May

The Minack Theatre 11:17 on 29th April Twitter

The Minack & Tête á Tête Opera are looking for a small team of dancers age 16+ to support our summer production of The Firework-Maker's Daughter at the Minack and Prideaux Place.
More info plus audition details on our website

The Minack Theatre 10:10 on 27th April Twitter

We're loving the amazing designs created for Calvino Nights. We can't wait to find out what this amazing mask that Alice King is making will become.
Book now and join us for a night of wild possibilities.
Opens 1 May. (photo: Steve Tanner)

The Minack Theatre 09:51 on 26th April Twitter

LAST CHANCE: today at the Minack - SWIM, don't miss Liz Richardson's mesmerising performance of this uniquely powerful story of community, loss and wild swimming. Performances at 4pm and 7.30pm.

The Minack Theatre 10:30 on 25th April Twitter

Calvino Nights will be full of magic & marvels, but we've no idea what these delightful sponge cutouts are going to become! To find out, don't miss this show of wild possibilities & extraordinary adventure.
Opens 1 May. (photo: Steve Tanner)…

The Minack Theatre 11:59 on 24th April Twitter

Opening tomorrow at the Minack, SWIM, Liz Richardson's acclaimed SWIM, a tender tale of community, loss and wild swimming in words and music.
Watch the trailer here:
Mon 7.30pm Tues 4 & 7.30pm
Book tickets

The Minack Theatre 10:13 on 23rd April Twitter

The heat is on in rehearsals for Calvino Nights! Don't miss this unforgettable ride through fire, feast, fiasco & fabulous stories, created by Mike Shepherd, founder of Kneehigh, & his team of taletellers. (Photo: Steve Tanner)
Opens 1 May.…

The Minack Theatre 11:19 on 21st April Twitter

Next Monday & Tuesday at the Minack. SWIM, a powerful, uplifting story of community, grief & wild swimming.
'A moving exploration of loss and regeneration’ (The Stage)
‘Astonishing’ (Northern Arts Review)
See the trailer
More info


Past shows

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