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 12:00 on 18th August Twitter

This Autumn at the Minack, we welcome the return of Superstition Mountain, Carl Grose's hilarious & biting comedy of 3 brothers on an impossible quest.
'this Cornish drama is back, and must be seen' (Review)
10 - 20 October
Book now…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 17th August Twitter

Coming soon to the Minack
Leskyn Kernow - Cornwall's Big Band
2 September
Cornwall’s finest jazz musicians plus the incredible vocal talents of Jimmy Cannon & Sylvia McEwen perform an evening of swing band classics.
Perfect summer entertainment.
Book now!…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 16th August Twitter

A fabulous night with the Oggymen last Friday.
Join us for more memorable music nights later in the summer, including singers Martha Tilston & Molly Hocking and swingband Leskyn Kernow.
Find out about all our music and theatre events here.…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 16th August Twitter

The Minack is 90 years old today!
On 16 August 1932, the first performance took place at the Minack Theatre.
A wild rocky gully transformed over a few months into a setting for The Tempest.
Thank you Rowena Cade for your inspiration & incredible legacy.

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 15th August Twitter

It's plots and pranks all the way as the very Merry Wives of Windsor bewilder and befuddle their hapless suitor, Sir John Falstaff, this week at the Minack.
It's selling fast, so book now! for a night of pure comedy.…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 15th August Twitter

Coming soon at the Minack
Coram Boy
28 Aug - 1 Sept
"Thrilling...a rather special production" review
A heart-wrenching tale of cruelty, hope & the power of music, based on Jamila Gavin's award-winning novel.

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 13th August Twitter

As we enjoy the summer sun at the Minack, here's a lovely shot of the audience gathering for the first performance on 16 August 1932. Spare a thought for the people who had to carry all those chairs down the cliff!
Book for all our 2022 shows now…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 13th August Twitter

Coming Soon to the Minack
Cranford, based on the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell.
5-8 September
Tragedy, comedy and romance mingle in this gentle, delightful tale of Victorian England.
Book now!…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 12th August Twitter

Coming soon to the Minack
Cornwall's own Voice - Molly Hocking.
Join us for An Audience with Molly on 9 September
Meanwhile you can relive her incredible journey to win The Voice 2019 on this video:…
Book Now for a night to remember!…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 11th August Twitter

Coming soon at the Minack
Martha Tilston - 26 August
“She has probably the purest voice I have heard and at times it sent shivers up and down my spine” BBC
“Sit down with a cup of chai tea and let her silky voice wash over you.” The Independent…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 11th August Twitter

Next week at the Minack
Don't miss Shakespeare's most mischievous comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. The course of not very true love is bumpy when Sir John Falstaff tries to woo 2 married women at once - & they get together to take their revenge.…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 10th August Twitter

We're looking forward to Hertfordshire Players exciting new production of The Tempest in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile here's a cast photo from our very first Tempest, the play that opened the Minack Theatre back in August 1932.

The Minack Theatre 10:41 on 10th August Twitter

We're excited to see these beautiful photos of The Tempest, presented by #HertfordshirePlayers, which comes to the Minack 21 - 25 August. It's very popular, so book soon or you might miss out!…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 9th August Twitter

Buckles are swashing with panache (& a touch of Punk style) this week in #GeoffreyWhitworthTheatre's lavish production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. (Who knew Robespierre was a Rocker!)
Check out all our shows online - & book early to avoid disappointment.…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 8th August Twitter

Next Month at the Minack
22 Sept - 6 Oct
A unique & audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story.
‘Hilarity, romance, madness and utter theatrical joy. The whole house rose to its feet and cheered and cheered’ Stephen Fry
Book Now…

The Minack Theatre 10:08 on 8th August Twitter

It's the height of summer & we're thrilled to share our wonderful theatre with so many people, but please do not attempt to visit or come to a show unless you have a valid ticket, or you may not be able to get in!

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 6th August Twitter

As we celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the first performance at the Minack this month, here's a great photo of what the theatre looked like back then. Health & safety was less stringent in those days - just look at the drop off the back of the stage!

The Minack Theatre 14:00 on 5th August Twitter

Are you a freelance Arts Practitioner living in Cornwall?
We're seeking theatre practitioners from all art forms, interested in joining our freelance team to support our education programme. Find out more on our website.

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 5th August Twitter

Coming soon at the Minack
Enjoy two favourite novels on stage this September. Curl up with the domestic storms in the Victorian community of Cranford, or find blossoming romance in Florence with a young heroine who just wants A Room with a View.
Book now!…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 5th August Twitter

It's a very special month at the Minack. Share our 90th Anniversary with a fun, actor-led tour. The Birthday Party will transport you back to 1983, where you will become part of a secret celebration!
Places are limited, so book early!…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 4th August Twitter

We're celebrating our 90th Anniversary this summer with 2 of our favourite Shakespeare plays. Join us for mischievous mayhem with The Merry Wives of Windsor (15-19 Aug) and the mystical magic of The Tempest (21-25 Aug).
They're selling fast, so book now!…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 4th August Twitter

There are some fantastic music events at the Minack this summer, including Leskyn Kernow, Cornwall's Big Band. Join some of Cornwall's finest jazz musicians on 2 September, for an evening of swing band classics, with #JimmyCannon & #SylviaMcEwen.
Book now…

The Minack Theatre 10:35 on 3rd August Twitter

Thank you BBC Spotlight for helping us celebrate Rowena Cade's birthday & our 90th Anniversary yesterday with a lovely segment on yesterday evening's programme. You can see it about 21 mins into the show on iplayer or read the article online.…

The Minack Theatre 10:02 on 2nd August Twitter

Coming soon at the Minack
Don't forget our season runs right through to end Oct & there are lots of marvellous shows to enjoy this autumn, starting with Coram Boy, (28 Aug - 1 Sept) a gripping tale of exploitation, music & love.
Book now.…

The Minack Theatre 13:39 on 1st August Twitter

At this time of year the Minack is very busy and our visitors slots often sell out days in advance. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you check our website and book your visit time in advance.

The Minack Theatre 09:58 on 30th July Twitter

If we had a roof, the fabulous #DanielBoys & #DaisyBoyles would have blown it across the Channel yesterday, together with our marvellous Musical Theatre Academy students. Here are a few pix from the matinee of Songs Under the Stars.
Thanks to all our wonderful performers.

The Minack Theatre 12:06 on 29th July Twitter

Fancy a sunny afternoon of magical music at the Mianck?
What could be more perfect?
There are still a few tickets available for the matinee of
Songs under the Stars with West End stars Daniel Boys and Daisy Boyles.
Today at 3.30pm.
But hurry...…

The Minack Theatre 10:21 on 29th July Twitter

On 9 September, join us for a very special evening with Molly Hocking.
In 2019, 18 year old local girl Molly entered ITV's The Voice UK and won.
Share her musical journey at this unique homecoming concert.…
Book tickets now.…

The Minack Theatre 10:00 on 28th July Twitter

This August at the Minack
Don't miss The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's irresistible comedy of suburban shenanigans as the witty wives run rings round the hapless Sir John Falstaff. Perfect summer entertainment.
Book now!…

The Minack Theatre 12:00 on 27th July Twitter

There are still a few tickets for the matinee performance of Songs Under the Stars this Friday at 3.30pm featuring West End performers Daniel Boys & Daisy Boyles with students from the Minack Musical Theatre Academy. But hurry, they're selling fast!


Past shows

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