The Minack is back with a full summer season

Monday 20th July, 2020

Live performance is back at the Minack and the team are delighted to welcome audiences into their theatre once more to experience the thrill that only live events can inspire.   Some things may not be quite the same, but the enthusiasm of performers to entertain you is as great as ever. 

Executive Director of the Minack, Zoë Curnow, said, “The Minack is a beautiful place to visit but it’s first and foremost a performance space and we are doing everything we can to give people the opportunity to see live theatre safely at the Minack this summer.  Our original season had to be cancelled when the Lockdown happened, so when the announcement came that open air theatre could restart, we put together an entirely new programme of music, theatre and comedy.  The Minack’s an important part of the local arts economy and we’re proud to offer a showcase for some of our rich community of professional Cornish artists as well as national companies in our new season.” 

They've got a fantastic season of events lined up and there’s more still to be announced.   Enjoy Minack’s Music Mondays – from folk with Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends and Didjan to the sublime harp of Ruth Wall. Enjoy a shiver at the bewitching musical fable, The Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky, or join them for an evening with Chris Difford of Squeeze, and that’s just for starters.

The theatre shows kick off in dramatic fashion with David Mynne’s virtuoso one-man performance of Dickens’ much-loved classic, Great Expectations, followed by Bash Street Theatre whose unique acrobatic performances are perfect for all the family.  Don’t miss The Strongman, a perfect blend of circus skills, silent comedy and live music all wrapped up in a silent movie plot.  In August, the Minack have a two week revival of Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones, which played at Minack last year to great acclaim.  The two intrepid actors play many parts in this bittersweet tale of an American film unit’s descent on a remote Irish village.  Following this, the team are thrilled to bring you Stephen Tomkinson and Jessica Johnson in Willy Russell’s Educating Rita.  2020 is the 40th anniversary of Russell’s popular play and this production was on a national tour when Covid 19 intervened.  We’re very grateful to author Willy Russell, who has adapted his play especially for this two week run at the Minack. 

If you like movies and want to be part of the action, don’t miss the manic mayhem that is Mischief Theatre’s Mischief Movie Night in September, when you, the audience get to pick the genre, location and title of a film and the skilled performers create it before your eyes.  What could possibly go wrong!

For these and all their other events this summer, take a look at the Minack website, and remember the theatre will be playing to reduced capacities so advance booking is essential.

For information and to book for all Minack performances, daytime storytelling and visits to the theatre please see their website at


The Minack is back with a full summer season

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