Set in stone?

Although the Minack is built into huge granite cliffs, almost all of the theatre is made from concrete, mixed with local beach sand. Rowena carried many tons of sand from Porthcurno to the theatre where the concrete was used for seats, pillars, steps and walkways. Many of the seats in the theatre bear the name of a play or performance, each carefully carved into the wet concrete, and Rowena carved many intricate designs into new structures as they were made.


The first dressing rooms were built in 1954, on the site of the current dressing rooms which were completed in 2011. Today’s facilities provide enough room for even the biggest companies as well as plenty of storage space for props and equipment, and no theatre in the world boasts a better view from the dressing room window!