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 10:00 on 24th March Twitter

This Easter at the Minack
We're delighted to welcome back the @PeoplesString Foundation and their special guests for another evening of 'Stonking, earthy, organic, delicate and barn-storming' music.
Book now.…

The Minack Theatre 10:35 on 23rd March Twitter

Next week at the Minack
Don't miss this massively hilarious tragedy!
This is what the cast say about it:
An utter joy
Insane & really fast!
Barking mad!
Sexy, French magic!
Book now for some laughter therapy - it's just what the doctor ordered!…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 22nd March Twitter

Coming soon to the Minack
Join us for some Mega-sized fun at the Minack this Easter.
Giants is a fabulous new family show, with music, laughter and some very BIG stars!
Perfect for Age 5+
Book Now!

The Minack Theatre 11:57 on 21st March Twitter

Next Week at the Minack
Just 7 days to the opening of The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary.
There will be vermin, visual absurdity, wild animals and a nun!
Don't miss it.

The Minack Theatre 10:09 on 20th March Twitter

OPENING NEXT WEEK - The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary
We're thrilled to start our 2023 season with this hilarious/tragic play. Not to be missed!
'Refreshes the parts other adaptations cannot reach..' British Theatre Guide (orig. prod. review)
Book now!

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 17th March Twitter

Join our team!
We have a vacancy for an Education Administrator within the Minack Education Team.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 26th March at 1pm.
Full details and application form on our website.

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 16th March Twitter

Who's this snooty character? Find out in our Easter family show, when the Mayor of Marazion's anniversary celebration is thown into turmoil by the arrival of two huge Giants!
Perfect for age 5+
2 - 13 April
Book now!
Statue designed by #jasminefassenfelt

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 15th March Twitter

This May at the Minack...
@bashstreet Theatre returns 14 - 18 May with the The Battling Butlers, a poignant family story about a father-and-son double act - with all the juggling, stilt-walking & circus fun we love from this fabulous company.
Book now.

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 14th March Twitter

Here's a sneak peak at some of the many guises our talented team of 4 will tackle this Easter. Ratcatcher, Nun or Viscount, creating a cast of, well, dozens in a matter of minutes is all in a day's work!
Book now for this hilarious tragedy!

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 13th March Twitter

Coming soon to the Minack...
Living Spit are back! Turning their witty talents to the the problem of 'Succession' (not the TV series, though maybe...). One Man & His Cow - it's like King Lear, but with a cow!
Book now:…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 11th March Twitter

Have you spotted our adverts for Giants and Madame Bovary yet?
Look for them on bus shelters around West Cornwall and book tickets for these two fabulous fun shows at the Minack this Easter.…

The Minack Theatre 10:01 on 10th March Twitter

Coming soon at the Minack
The Mark Harrison Band - 5 May
Roots music with catchy tunes, engaging lyrics & striking rhythms that make you smile & think.
Here's a clip from their last visit.
Book tickets:

The Minack Theatre 12:26 on 9th March Twitter

There's a lovely article about the Minack in this month's Derbyshire Life Magazine, tracing Rowena Cade's family origins in Spondon, Derbyshire. The creator of the Minack will forever linked with Cornwall, but her roots were in the North.

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 9th March Twitter

We're thrilled to announce the exciting cast for our April show, a beautiful & haunting play about the place where we belong - Further Than the Furthest Thing. #CatherineCusack, #CraigEdwards, #AndrewFrench, #JackBrownridge-Kelly & #NaomiPreston-Low.

The Minack Theatre 10:12 on 8th March Twitter

We're thrilled to reveal the fabulous cast for our beautiful April drama, Further than the Furthest Thing. This heartbreaking tale of deceit & the loss of home features #CatherineCusack, #CraigEdwards, #JackBrownridgeKelly and #NaomiPreston-Low.
Book now.

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 7th March Twitter

It pays to be an early riser!
Yesterday, Zoë Curnow caught this glorious shot of First Light over the Lizard. Enjoy!
Summer opening times:
The Minack is now open 7 days a week, but please do check the website as daily visiting times vary.

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 7th March Twitter

The Cast arrived well prepared for the first rehearsal of Madame Bovary yesterday. Looks like Ben had brought plenty of snacks to keep them going!
Don't miss this fabuously funny reworking of Flaubert's iconic novel. At the Minack this Easter.

The Minack Theatre 15:01 on 6th March Twitter

We’re delighted that our joint head gardeners, @PenberthClaire and Jeff (also both of @PenberthPlants) are featured in The English Garden magazine!…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 3rd March Twitter

Coming soon to the Minack
We've got a very BIG story to tell you this Easter.
A proper Cornish tale, packed with songs and fun.
Perfect for everyone age 5+
Book Now!

The Minack Theatre 09:58 on 1st March Twitter

Coming soon to the Minack
A story of secrets, betrayal and the meaning of home.
Inspired by true events, this sensitive portrayal of a community in crisis is a modern classic.
Book now!…

The Minack Theatre 10:02 on 28th February Twitter

Coming soon to the Minack
We're thrilled to welcome back Ben Sutcliffe & Zaid Al-Rikabi, The People's String Foundation on 7 April, with some special guests.
“Stonking, earthy, organic, delicate and barn-storming.” Charles Hazlewood
Book now…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 27th February Twitter

Coming to the Minack - 28 April
The fabulous Sarah Brown.
You may not know her name, but you’ll most definitely have heard her voice.
Magnificent” The Guardian
‘Singer Extraordinaire” Cerys Mathews, BBC Radio 2…
Book now…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 25th February Twitter

This Easter at the Minack
Join us for a massively hilarious Tragedy!
Madame Bovary was prosecuted for obscenity & hailed as the greatest novel ever written. This complex novel is given a refreshing shake up in this irreverent, irresistible play.…

The Minack Theatre 12:38 on 24th February Twitter

Stop Press!
The evening performance by This is the Kit at the Minack on 19 May is already SOLD OUT!
So we've added a 3pm matinee.
Tickets now available - but hurry, they won't hang around for long!

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 23rd February Twitter

Now on sale!
We've announced more events for this spring/summer including music, storytelling for grownups &dance - including Sarah Brown, The Breath, Leskyn Kernow Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years & much more.

Check out all our listings at

The Minack Theatre 10:09 on 20th February Twitter

We've started rehearsals for our Easter family show Giants, a riotous reimagining of the legend of the terrible giant of St Michael’s Mount, packed full of songs & fun. Join the intrepid villagers of Marazion as they tackle a very, very big problem!

The Minack Theatre 10:05 on 19th February Twitter

Congratulations to all the brilliant young performers who have filled St John's Hall with their joyful energy & talent during the last two days.
If you live near Penzance & want to find out how your child can become a Rising Star, visit our website.…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 18th February Twitter

Just two more chances to see our Rising Stars of tomorrow on stage at St John's Hall in Annie Jr.
Performances today 4pm and 7pm
Don't miss it!…

The Minack Theatre 14:00 on 17th February Twitter

Celebrate the beauty of the Minack garden in February, as Head Gardener Claire reveals some of the exotic plants that are at their best as this time of year.…

The Minack Theatre 10:41 on 17th February Twitter

Some fabulous photos from the dress rehearsal of Annie Jr.
See these Rising Stars of Penzance at St John's Hall today and tomorrow at 4pm and 7pm.


Past shows

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