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 10:48 on 24th September Twitter

Opening this Sunday at the Minack
A Night in November by Marie Jones
A funny, sharply observed and thought-provoking play which asks questions about national identity that are just as pertinent now as when it was first written .
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The Minack Theatre 13:57 on 23rd September Twitter

We've another great workshop coming up. Master at Arms & Fight Director Keith Wallis will lead an intensive 2 day Introduction to Unarmed Stage Combat for adults on the weekend of 27 & 28 November. For information or to book visit
Places limited.

The Minack Theatre 12:05 on 22nd September Twitter

The superb cast for our production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Oct 13 - 21) is lead by Susan Stanley (Portia Coughlan) as Maureen & Anne Kent (Patti in Coronation St) as Mag, with Keith Dunphy & Ben Kernow as Pato & Ray Dooley.
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The Minack Theatre 11:35 on 22nd September Twitter

Whether it's moonrise or sunrise, there's a special quality to the light at this time of year. Lynn caught this lovely shot of dawn from the theatre this morning.

The Minack Theatre 09:15 on 22nd September Twitter

While the last of summer lingers & a harvest moon shines over the Minack, join us for another evening of great theatre. Soda Bread Theatre's acclaimed production of Marie Jones' (Stones in his Pockets) play, A Night in November. Book now!

The Minack Theatre 14:22 on 21st September Twitter

The director & cast of The Beauty Queen of Leenane take a look at the set design on the first morning of rehearsals. We're really excited to bring this modern classic to the Minack stage & we've an amazing cast lined up.... more about them later.
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The Minack Theatre 17:58 on 20th September Twitter

Our friends at @MiracleTheatre electrifying new show 'Everyman' touring Cornwall this autumn. Visiting Falmouth, Wadebridge, Eden Project and St Ives. Tickets available now:
Miracle Theatre

The Minack Theatre 10:38 on 20th September Twitter

Cambridge University G&S Society delight with a rousing performance of HMS Pinafore at the Minack this week under a magical moon. All performances virtually sold out.
Next week : A Night in November. Book now at

The Minack Theatre 10:02 on 18th September Twitter

The weather may not have been great, but the music certainly was. Thank you Seth Lakeman and Alex Hart for two wonderful performances at the Minack yesterday.

The Minack Theatre 10:31 on 17th September Twitter

We sadly say goodbye to Shattered Windscreen and the cast of The 39 Steps, who have entertained us hugely this week with their stiff upper lips, innumerable costume changes & ingenious staging. Here's a selection of magical moments from this fantastic show.

The Minack Theatre 09:23 on 13th September Twitter

Is it a bird, is it a plane? It's Shattered Windscreen's ebullient and inventive production of The 39 Steps this week at the Minack.
All performances for this show are sold out, but there are many more events still to come. Book now!

The Minack Theatre 11:13 on 11th September Twitter

A cracking night yesterday with the intoxicating, effervescent sound of 3 Daft Monkeys getting everyone swaying on the terraces.

The Minack Theatre 11:39 on 10th September Twitter

Performances at the Minack next week are sold out, but you can still book for some great shows later this month, including 'HMS Pinafore' & Soda Bread Theatre's moving & thought-provoking one-man play 'A Night in November' (pictured below).

The Minack Theatre 09:47 on 9th September Twitter

Just 2 more chances to catch #MischiefMovieNight at the Minack today. The show where anything can happen & usually does! Need something to smile about on a gloomy day - join us for an hour of laughter & fun with this team of talented improvisers.

The Minack Theatre 10:56 on 7th September Twitter

Mischief and Mayhem abound at the Minack this week with the hilarious, improvised antics of Mischief Movie Night, where you get to direct the show as it happens. A few tickets still available, but they're selling fast...…

The Minack Theatre 09:58 on 6th September Twitter

Want to develop your creative skills & perform at the Minack? There's still time to sign up to audition for the Minack Acting & Musical Theatre Academies next weekend. Below: Musical Theatre students performing with West End singer Nicola Espallardo.…

The Minack Theatre 09:48 on 6th September Twitter

And here's some photos from a lovely sunny matinee performance last Friday by the Fisherman's Friends, Cornwall's favourite Buoy Band!

The Minack Theatre 09:36 on 6th September Twitter

Yesterday West End stars Alistair Brammer & Nicola Espallardo, supported by students of the Minack Musical Theatre Academy, gave a brilliant performance of musical theatre favourites that would have definitely raised our roof (if we had one).

The Minack Theatre 09:20 on 2nd September Twitter

Next Week @ the Minack - Mischief Movie Night. A marvellous miscellany of mayhem from the team that created The Play that Goes Wrong. Fast talking, fast thinking action - with you in the director's chair! Book now for a whole lot of fun!…

The Minack Theatre 11:33 on 31st August Twitter

Book your child's place for the Minack Musical Theatre Academy Auditions - Sunday 12 September.…

The Minack Theatre 11:31 on 31st August Twitter

Book your child's place for the Minack Theatre Acting Academy Auditions - Saturday 11 September.…

The Minack Theatre 10:05 on 31st August Twitter

Upper lips were never so stiff, dark deeds never so dastardly as in The 39 Steps. Be prepared for cryptic messages, death-defying chases & mysterious women in Shattered Windscreen's joyous production of this classic British thriller. 12 - 16 Sept.…

The Minack Theatre 11:05 on 30th August Twitter

Fancy a bit of Mischief? There's bundles of comic mayhem in every unique performance of "Mischief Movie Night" - where you get to direct the show & they create it live on stage. What could possibly go wrong - except everything! Book Now!…

The Minack Theatre 09:47 on 30th August Twitter

All performances today & tomorrow for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase are sold out, but there are a few tickets left for Wednesday & Thursday. Don't miss this exciting, fun show. Perfect bank holiday week entertainment.…

The Minack Theatre 10:18 on 28th August Twitter

A great evening yesterday with Praying for the Rain, looking strangely at home on the set of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase!

The Minack Theatre 15:34 on 26th August Twitter

Actor Christopher Eccleston visited the Minack today and met our Acting Academy and Arts Award students.

The Minack Theatre 09:45 on 25th August Twitter

First photos from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, a fantastic adventure story full of plots & peril, scheming adults & heroic children plus songs & laughter too. This week is sold out, but tickets still available for performances from Monday.

The Minack Theatre 08:57 on 25th August Twitter

A perfect evening for the opening performance of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, our wonderful summer adventure story. This week is sold out, but tickets are still available from next Monday. More pix to follow shortly.…


Past shows

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