The iconic Minack Theatre is a unique, open-air venue, set on the side of a cliff.  It was created by Rowena Cade who spent a lifetime designing and building the structures you see here today.

The Minack is both a working theatre and a tourist attraction. When there are no performances on, we are open for visits. However, visiting hours vary, so always check in advance. Advance booking is recommended for all visits and events to avoid disappointment.


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Wednesday 31 May 2023

Theatre Visit

Advance booking is recommended for all visits and you will need to book a specific arrival time. If no arrival slots are available then there are are no further visits possible today. Click on 'Read More' for future dates.


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A cheeky piskie hides in a garden

The Piskie in the Garden

An old gardener is woken late at night by mysterious noises coming from the potting shed. If it’s not a fox or a badger it means only one thing ...

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FLASH, BANG, WALLOP! BROS Theatre Company presents Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical

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2023 Events

Shows and activities

Couple enjoying a visit to the Minack

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Everything you need to know about visiting the Minack

Performance by Show of Hands and Track Dogs

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Booking tickets and other useful information


Be prepared ...

If you’ve not visited Minack previously, here are some tips that may help you….

  • The Minack is built on a cliff side. Entry is at your own risk.
  • The site is steep and includes many steps. 
  • Surfaces may be slippery in wet weather, we advise you to wear sensible footwear.
  • There is no step free access to the stage or the lower levels of the auditorium. See Access page
  • Auditorium seating is on turf or concrete, you may wish to bring a cushion or rug to sit on.
  • Matinees can be very hot, we suggest you wear a hat for comfort and bring sun cream.
  • It can get cold quickly in the evening, bring warm clothing even if the day has been hot.
  • Wheeled buggies and other infant seating are not admitted at any time for safety reasons.
  • Performances are only cancelled in extreme conditions, we do play in the rain!
  • No dogs (except guide dogs) will be admitted to performances.  At other times, well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome.
A sunset view of the Minack and Porthcurno bay.  Audience enjoying a performance in the foreground