The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.
From above it looks as though some wandering Greeks, two thousand years ago, had carved a theatre into the granite cliffs of Porthcurno, Cornwall. In fact, it was just under eighty years ago that there was nothing there except a sloping gully of gorse and heather and below that, the sea of the Atlantic Ocean.
The summer theatre season runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of settings. Day visitors can explore this world famous open-air theatre created from a cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade.
The sub-tropical gardens have become an established favourite, especially for gardeners with a taste for the exotic. The succulent plants thrive on the open cliffside providing an added dash of colour to the Minack all year round.
The Rowena Cade Visitor Centre tells the remarkable story of how a girl from Victorian era Cheltenham grew up to build this internationally famous Theatre with her own hands. Visit during the day, explore and relax in our cafe, overlooking the Theatre and soak up the magic that is Minack.
From the start of April to the end of October, the theatre is open to day visitors from 9.30 until 5pm, except during ticketed matinee performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and children's story telling performances which are usually on Wednesday and Friday mornings during school holidays. Matinee performances start at 2pm and evening performances at 8pm.
For a full programme of events and opening hours check the website.
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Tourism Activity, Sport and Experience of the Year - Bronze Award