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 09:49 on 26th November Twitter

Join us for a Christmas concert on Sunday 12 December at 2pm. An afternoon of festive music and rousing tunes from Pendeen Silver Band, to get you in the mood for Christmas.

The Minack Theatre 09:06 on 24th November Twitter

Join our Head Gardeners on 10 December and create a stunning Christmas wreath using moss, ivy and Cornish succulents. Add a touch of Minack to your Cornish Christmas with this special half-day workshop.

The Minack Theatre 12:42 on 23rd November Twitter

It wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of Dickens! Don't miss the fabulous David Mynne's extraordinary solo performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Minack 20 - 22 December at 4pm.
Dickens’ words with added silliness. Bah! Humbug!

The Minack Theatre 09:48 on 22nd November Twitter

Put a twist in your Christmas this year, with @OwdyadoTheatre
Join us for a darkly comic afternoon of mini plays with a macabre festive flavour including the dark side of cracker jokes & a maniacal plot to kill Santa. 10 & 11 Dec at 4pm. Book Now!…

The Minack Theatre 09:46 on 19th November Twitter

The Garden Team have been relaying the grass on the theatre terraces to give it time to establish over winter. It was looking lovely and lush in the sunshine a couple of days ago.

The Minack Theatre 09:45 on 16th November Twitter

A group of students took part in their first Arts Award sessions last weekend. As well as being fun, these short courses lead to accredited certificates. Find out about Arts Award & how to join on our website, or email

The Minack Theatre 11:25 on 15th November Twitter

Ever wanted to know how shows are staged at the Minack, what happens behind the scenes or discover the extraordinary life of Rowena Cade, the Minack's creator? Then join one of our guided tours this winter. Next tour Mon. 20 Nov.…

The Minack Theatre 13:50 on 9th November Twitter

Our education team staged a brilliant Play in a Day workshop last Saturday, creating a wonderful contemporary tale of the Norse Gods. Here's a few pics from the final performance ... it was epic!
Look out for future workshops on our website.

The Minack Theatre 12:20 on 7th November Twitter

The brilliant @davidsoho1 has opened this gloriously entertaining version of Pride & Prejudice in London. Co-directed by Cornish favourite @oregionsi . Go see it if you can for a riotously funny evening's entertainment!

The Minack Theatre 12:54 on 6th November Twitter

This week we sadly said goodbye to Shridhar Hegde, who has been visiting us from Kerala where his family runs a theatre performing Yakshagana, a traditional art form. Shridhar has become a friend & colleague. Find out about Yakshagana on their website.

The Minack Theatre 09:33 on 5th November Twitter

Only 2 places left on The Birthday Party tour this Sunday. Discover the story of the Minack's creator, Rowena Cade, as you help 'plan' her 90th Birthday Party. Our next guided tour - Theatre Under the Stars - is on 22 Nov. Book now!
Find our more here:

The Minack Theatre 11:00 on 4th November Twitter

There are spaces still available on our Explore Afternoons course, starting Saturday 13th November.
A 5 week course leading to an Arts Award.
£60 per child (age 9+). Find out more:…

The Minack Theatre 11:00 on 3rd November Twitter

There are 10 spaces available on our Discover Days course, starting Saturday 13th November.
A 4 week introductory course leading to an Arts Award.
£40 per child (age 7 - 11). Find out more:…

The Minack Theatre 09:56 on 3rd November Twitter

It's a clear, cool autumn morning at the Minack. Lynn caught the sun rising through the clouds from a calm sea.

The Minack Theatre 14:19 on 2nd November Twitter

Do you have what it takes to be a Norse God? Find out this Saturday at the Minack, and help us bring Odin, Thor and Loki to life on stage in our FREE play in a day workshop. Suitable for Age 11 - 18. Book your FREE place now.…

The Minack Theatre 10:34 on 1st November Twitter

There's lots to do at the Minack this month. We're open Fri - Tues from 10am (last entry 3pm). Book a guided tour on 7 & 22 Nov. Meet 'Billy Rawlings' Saturdays 10.30am - 12.30pm. And don't forget our special Christmas Wreath Workshop, Friday 26 Nov.

The Minack Theatre 10:48 on 30th October Twitter

We're thrilled at the reception of the first performances of The Kiss that Missed. Here are some photos from the opening day, so much enchanting fun for children and adults.
You can still catch it today and tomorrow at 1pm & 4pm.

The Minack Theatre 12:36 on 29th October Twitter

The stage is set for the first performance (yes, it genuinely is a world premiere!) of The Kiss that Missed.
If you're coming, don't forget, we're getting spooky this weekend, come in halloween fancy dress and get a spooky badge!
Book now!

The Minack Theatre 10:59 on 29th October Twitter

You need to be brave when you enter the Wild Wood. Even if you're a Royal Loyal Knight - but what if you're only a Babysitter... The adventure starts today ... Perfect for young children.
Book now for The Kiss that Missed (1pm & 4pm daily til Sunday).

The Minack Theatre 12:20 on 28th October Twitter

Hot off the press. Here are the first peeks at our brand new show The Kiss that Missed, which opens tomorrow. Looks so exciting, we can't wait to see the whole thing. Book now to enjoy this beautiful story for young children and families.

The Minack Theatre 09:41 on 28th October Twitter

Opening Tomorrow!
Be the first to see our brand new stage version of The Kiss that Missed. Perfect for families & young children.
(29 - 31 Oct at 1pm & 4pm)
Get Spooky at the Minack! - Come to the show in Halloween fancy dress & get a special badge.

The Minack Theatre 09:17 on 27th October Twitter

There are changes afoot in the Minack Gardens. Head Gardeners Claire and Jeff explain the work they're doing this autumn to make our gardens more accessible.

The Minack Theatre 13:30 on 26th October Twitter

Opening this Friday at the Minack - the premiere of our new stage adaptation of David Melling's delightful tale, The Kiss That Missed. Perfect for young children & families.
Book Now!…
PS Come in fancy dress & get a Halloween badge.

The Minack Theatre 11:42 on 26th October Twitter

It's Horrible at the Minack this week! Here are some more pix from our fab fun show Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians & Vile Victorians. Perfect for families. Performances 1pm & 4pm daily.

The Minack Theatre 13:40 on 24th October Twitter

First performance of ‘Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians’ from the brilliant @HHLiveOnStage team!

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 24th October Twitter

Next weekend at the Minack - the premiere of our new stage adaptation of David Melling's delightful tale, The Kiss That Missed. Perfect for young children & families.
Book Now!
Come in fancy dress & get a Halloween badge.

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 24th October Twitter

It's a Horrible Fact!
It was not uncommon in Victorian times to take photos of relatives after they'd died. Sometimes family members posed with the corpse to make it look alive!
Horrible Histories opens today at the Minack.
Book now!…

The Minack Theatre 11:00 on 23rd October Twitter

It's a Horrible Fact!
Georgian women favoured the very pale face look and would achieve this with a concoction that included vinegar and horse manure!
Horrible Histories opens tomorrow at the Minack.
Book now!

The Minack Theatre 09:30 on 23rd October Twitter

There are only 8 weeks left to Christmas! Book on one of our Wreath Workshops and create a gorgeous, unique decoration from willow & cornish succulents, to make your home extra special for the festive season. Workshops 26 Nov & 10 Dec.
Book now!

The Minack Theatre 13:30 on 22nd October Twitter

It's a Horrible Fact!
The Georgian era was when toilets first started to come indoors. They were usually put into cupboards, though some were placed in dining rooms!
Don't miss Horrible Histories at the Minack 24 - 28 Oct.
Book now!…


Past shows

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