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 11:57 on 19th July Twitter

Voting for your favourite theatre/arts venue in the Muddy Stiletto Cornwall Awards 2021 ends this Friday 23 June. The Minack is through to the final 5. Please click on this link to vote.…

#muddyawards2021 @MuddyCornwall @muddystiletto

The Minack Theatre 11:43 on 19th July Twitter

The Minack sells tickets for other venues as well as ourselves. There's great entertainment happening around the county this summer, so check out theatre, music & other events in Cornwall on our website.

@MiracleTheatre @trebahgarden @CarntoCove

The Minack Theatre 10:28 on 16th July Twitter

#CharlieandStan opens at Theatre Royal Bath tomorrow & is at the Minack from 1 August. The cast have their cases packed & are ready to tour! Danielle Bird (Charlie Chaplin), Jerone Marsh-Reid (Stan Laurel) & Reggie as Scraps the Dog. Don't miss it!…

The Minack Theatre 21:48 on 13th July Twitter

Thank you @nancledraLW , we loved meeting you all and WELL DONE, you were all amazing tonight!…

The Minack Theatre 12:15 on 13th July Twitter

Craig & Bruno’s Great British Road Trips
Bruno Tonioni & Craig Revel Horwood drop in to the Minack to meet the Fisherman’s Friends. Will there be shanties? Will there be dancing? Find out Wednesday 14 July - 8pm on ITV.
#CraigAndBruno @ITV @CraigRevHorwood @BrunoTonioli

The Minack Theatre 12:38 on 12th July Twitter

The senior students involved in our Education Project production of Ocean World braved the rain this weekend for rehearsals. Great commitment from these fantastic young people. We wish we could let more people enjoy their hard work, but until social distancing lifts we can't.

The Minack Theatre 12:23 on 12th July Twitter

We're delighted that the Minack has reached the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards for Cornwall 2021 in the BEST THEATRE/ARTS VENUE category. If you'd like to vote for our nomination, click the link below. Voting closes 5pm, FRI 23 JULY.

The Minack Theatre 10:32 on 12th July Twitter

It was Beauty all the way with Living Spit's hilarious 2 man production of Beauty & the Beast this weekend. If you missed this clever comic duo from Clevedon, keep an eye out for them in the future.

The Minack Theatre 16:48 on 10th July Twitter

It may be gloomy and wet up county, but there's glorious sunshine at the Minack for the first performance of Living Spit's 2 man production of Beauty and the Beast this afternoon.

The Minack Theatre 09:00 on 7th July Twitter

Subject to confirmation next Monday of the Prime Minister’s statement of 5 July, we are planning to increase the number of tickets for performances scheduled from 19 July. Additional tickets will be on sale from 10am, Tuesday 13 July.
See website.

The Minack Theatre 18:16 on 5th July Twitter

A visit to our neighbouring attraction is well worth planning. The story of Porthcurno’s extraordinary unique history as the centre of global communications is fascinating.…

The Minack Theatre 10:55 on 4th July Twitter

This summer at the Minack - the hugely popular Mischief Theatre return with their endlessly inventive cornucopia of comedy - Mischief Movie Night. Starring them, directed by you, it's a guaranteed comedy blockbuster!6 - 9 September

The Minack Theatre 19:55 on 3rd July Twitter

We went ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ in a day with this amazing group of fearless young people! It was a joy to see them all develop during the day: for many of them this was their first time on any stage!

The Minack Theatre 10:55 on 3rd July Twitter

This summer at the Minack - Our House - the classic musical featuring a collection of Madness hits including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car, It Must Be Love and of course Our House. 16 - 20 August

The Minack Theatre 18:38 on 2nd July Twitter

This summer at the Minack - Charlie & Stan, Told by an Idiot's acclaimed production of the remarkable story of the greatest double act that nearly was - Chaplin & Laurel. 1 - 12 August. Perfect fun for all the family.

The Minack Theatre 13:44 on 2nd July Twitter

This summer at the Minack - Charlie & Stan, Told by an Idiot's acclaimed production of the remarkable story of the greatest double act that nearly was - Chaplin & Laurel. 1 - 12 August. Perfect fun for all the family.…

The Minack Theatre 09:10 on 1st July Twitter

There are still a few places available for our FREE Play in a Day workshop "Around the World in 80 Days" this Saturday. If your child would like to take part, you can find out more here. Available for children age 8 - 11 only.…

The Minack Theatre 21:56 on 29th June Twitter

We can’t wait to see this on our stage in August!…

The Minack Theatre 11:00 on 29th June Twitter

Last night actor & yarnspinner extraordinare @DavidMynne ensnared his audience with a series of tall tales from the master of all storytellers - Chaucer. Bawdy, funny, shocking & serious by turns, we'd definitely trek to Canterbury just to be entertained by him!

The Minack Theatre 16:50 on 28th June Twitter

STOP PRESS! There are 8 last minute tickets available for tonight's performance of Canterbury Tales. To book please call 01736 810181 - but hurry! Performance starts 7.30pm

The Minack Theatre 16:46 on 28th June Twitter

Last Friday a select audience attended a rehearsed reading of an early draft of The Valley - co-commissioned by @PKPorthcurno & the Minack. Experiencing a play live on stage part way through the creative process is always exciting. Thank you to all who gave their input.

The Minack Theatre 09:21 on 28th June Twitter

Celebrate the adventure of travel & create A Play in a Day next Saturday (3 July).
Children age 8 -11 can join in our FREE workshop based on Around the World in 80 Days, either as performers or craft makers. For more information or to book visit:…

The Minack Theatre 21:42 on 27th June Twitter

In the final day of our new writing festival the Minack Acting Academy performed 4 new plays commissioned in 2020 in partnership with @WBCornwall including works by @alexmjsmith @Langley_AliJ. Huge thanks to @Millie_Brolly and @connie_crosby for directing 2 plays each!

The Minack Theatre 15:13 on 26th June Twitter

What a cracking team here today to lead our 4 new plays all being produced in just one day! @WBCornwall @DownStageWrite1 @sedickenson @johnbrolly @sitace

The Minack Theatre 11:41 on 25th June Twitter

Today is National Cream Tea Day! Whichever way you like it (the Proper Way or the Devon variation), it's time to celebrate the sweet, silky, crumbly yumminess of this delicious delicacy. Our favourite treat is available at the takeaway outlets in the theatre.

The Minack Theatre 07:43 on 24th June Twitter

This looks really interesting from the brilliant Will Coleman @GoldenTreeUK…

The Minack Theatre 12:24 on 23rd June Twitter

It's a tranquil summer's day at the Minack and the gardens are in full bloom. You can almost hear the hum of bees and the gentle shush of the the tide in this lovely moment Lynn has captured.

The Minack Theatre 09:59 on 23rd June Twitter

More shows now on sale at the Minack, including Our House - the Madness musical (16 - 20 Aug) & Mischief Movie Night (6 - 9 Sept). Check out our fantastic summer programme - and keep looking as there's still more to come.
@mischiefcomedy @MitrePlayers

The Minack Theatre 14:58 on 22nd June Twitter

Only two more chances to catch And Then Come the Nightjars at Heligan. Don't miss this funny, poignant and heart-wrenching story of the power of friendship to keep going, whatever life throws at you. Tonight & tomorrow (Tues/Wed) only @HeliganGardens…


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Past shows

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