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

  • 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, including the café, shop, toilets exhibition 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.
  • Parts of the theatre are steep, and the terraces are grass covered, so we advise visitors to wear sensible footwear.
  • Afternoon performances can be very hot, we suggest you wear a hat for comfort.
  • It can get cold quickly in the evening, bring warm clothing even if the day has been hot.
  • Advance Booking for daytime and evening performances is strongly advised during school holidays.
  • Our seating is on concrete or grass, cushions with supporting backrests may be hired in the theatre.
  • Due to space limitations, wheeled buggies and other infant seating cannot be accommodated at performances.
  • In common with standard theatre practice, money can only be refunded if a performance is cancelled.
  • Performances are only cancelled in extreme conditions, we do play in the rain!
  • The use of umbrellas is not permitted during performances, in consideration of other audience members.
  • If the weather looks dodgy for a performance, check our website, we'll keep you updated.
  • Dogs are welcome during visiting hours, but we regret that no dogs other than guide dogs will be admitted to performances.
  • For daytime storytelling events dogs on leads are permitted at the top of the theatre only.