Admission to the site is now by advance booking of a specific time slot only.
Facilities will be limited during this challenging time. The shop, cafe and exhibition centre will not be open, but takeaway catering will be available and we will be selling gifts from a temporary facility in the car park.
The Minack is built on a cliff side. The site includes lots of steep steps. There is access for wheelchairs and disabled visitors to the top levels of the site, toilets and a balcony with great views over the theatre and the bay.
Due to the terrain, there is no disabled access to the stage or the lower levels of the auditorium. See our Accessibility page for more information.
£6 - Adult
£3 - 15 & Under
£1 - 2 to 11
The Minack is built on a granite cliffside, sloping steeply down to the sea, and looking out over Porthcurno Bay towards craggy headlands and the Lizard peninsula on the horizon. The theatre faces South East across the mouth of the English Channel, an area rich with wildlife and a wonderful place to experience the wild beauty of the cornish coast.
When there is no performance on, the site is open for visitors to explore and enjoy the spectacular views. You may even see a seal or a school of dolphins passing by. You can stand on the stage, discover the paths around the back where the actors wait for their entrances, look down the sheer drop into the 'zawn' behind the stage and spot the many wonderful engravings on the stone work of the theatre. Sometimes you may catch a workshop or a rehearsal in progress and you are welcome to watch.
COVID-19: When we reopen it is very unlikely that the Exhibition will be accessible so we have added a virtual visit for you to enjoy.
Experience Living History
On Saturdays during the spring and summer you might find yourself face to face with the Minack's past as actor Mark Harandon brings to life the building of the theatre through the eyes of Billy Rawlings, Rowena Cade's gardener and assistant.
COVID-19: During the lockdown Mark has created a series of 'Billy at home' films telling us more about Minack in 'the old days'. Enjoy.
In the summer holidays you can also watch or take part in an entertaining recreation of the first performance of The Tempest at the Minack, led by actor John Brolly as Mr Macauley - the first man to play Prospero on The Minack's stage.
When you're tired of exploring, treat yourself to some scrumptious cornish fare at our cafe. Situated at the top of the theatre, the panoramic windows give a magnificent view of Porthcurno bay and the theatre itself. For more information and to see our menus, visit the Food and Drink section.
Take home a memento of your visit from our gift shop. There's lots to choose from toys and cards to jewellery and clothing.