The Minack is a living theatre in every sense.  Its dramatic setting and the remarkable woman who built it are equally inspiring. 

A Unique Place

Our world famous theatre is perched on the rugged cliffs of South-West Cornwall.  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.

An Extraordinary Story

Our story is also the life story of the 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.

Live Performances

Each year, we stage over 200 live performances at the 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.  

A day in the life of the Minack Theatre