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Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre Penzance, TR19 6JU

About Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

A Living Theatre

A place like no other, Minack is a living theatre in every sense.  Its dramatic setting and the remarkable woman who built it are equally inspiring. 


Perched on the rugged cliffs of South-West Cornwall the Minack is one of the most spectacular theatre venues in the world.  We welcome over a quarter of a million people each year to enjoy the stunning ocean views and experience the magic of live performance in this iconic space.


Our story is also the life story of Minack?s creator, Rowena Cade.  Brought up in a genteel Edwardian family, she was inspired to transform a Cornish cliff-face into an open-air arena, much of it literally built with her own hands.


Each year, we stage over 200 live performances at Minack, including plays, musicals, opera, music and children?s events.  Tens of thousands of people come here to experience a show at the theatre under the stars and become a part of its extraordinary, on-going story.  

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Opening Hours

The Minack is open for visits to the theatre and gardens. Our winter opening days are Friday - Tuesday (closed Wednesday and Thursdays). We open at 10am and last admission is at 1.30pm. But check our website for specific date information as opening times will vary on days on which there is a performance.

All visits are bookable by timeslot and pre-booking is essential as admission numbers are limited to ensure social distancing.

Admission Charges

See our website for admission prices.

Information & Contact

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance
Tel: 01736 810181


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