Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

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Visit us by day and explore this unique open-air theatre created from the Cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade. Enjoy the spectacular views over Porthcurno Bay to the Logan Rock.

The Rowena Cade Exhibition tells the remarkable story of how a girl who enjoyed the gentility of Victorian Cheltenham grew up to build this internationally famous theatre with her own hands.

Explore the theatre, be surprised by our sub tropical plants, relax in our Coffee Shop overlooking the theatre and soak up the magic of the Minack.

Our summer season of plays, opera and musicals runs from Easter to the end of September. Experience everything from Shakespeare to Gilbert and Sullivan in this 'theatre under the stars'.


  • Baby Changing
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Outside Seating
  • WC

Opening Times

Opening times vary. It is essential to check Minack's website for events, as the theatre is closed to visitors when a show is taking place,


Adult £5
Children 2-11 £0.50
Children 12-15 £2.50
Re-admission for 12 months FREE

All children under 16 must be accompanies by an adult.


Contact Details

The Minack Theatre
TR19 6JU

Telephone: 01736 810181
Email: info@minack.com
Web: http://www.minack.com

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Upcoming Events

The Secret Garden - Tuesday 09 April 2019 to Friday 19 April 2019

  • by Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted by Jessica Swale
  • A Minack Production
  • performances April 9,10,11,12,15,16,17,18 at 7.30pm and 9,11,13,16,18,19 at 2pm

Saturday April 13th performance will be signed. Please call the box office on 01736 810181 for more information.

When a garden’s kept proper, all weeded and neat that chases the wild away. But when it is left alone, for nature, who knows what secret things’d grow there  . . .

India 1910. Life for the spoilt, young Mary Lennox is thrown into chaos by a cruel twist of fate.

Orphaned and alone, she is sent to England to live with her distant Uncle in Misselthwaite Manor, a mysterious place full of dark corners and peculiar sounds.

Angry and lost, Mary finds herself slowly becoming entranced by the house and its grounds, her curiosity leads her to find friendships hidden in unexpected places that will transform her life and those around her forever.

Accompanied by a magical score and a menagerie of puppets, this heart-warming story is suitable for all.

‘The Secret Garden’ cast includes a host of Cornish acting talent alongside members of the Minack Youth Theatre and is produced by the creative team behind the Minack’s recent and highly acclaimed productions of ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ (2017) and ‘The Railway Children’ (2018).

Whistle Down The Wind - Saturday 20 April 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019

  • Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics by Jim Steinman
  • presented by Helston Theatre Company
  • performances April 20 & 21 at 7.30pm and 21 & 22 at 2pm

Based on the much loved 1960s film this production of Jim Steinman (Meatloaf) and Andrew Lloyd Webber`s hit musical is an extraordinary and uplifting tale about the transforming power of love.

It’s Christmas in late 1950s America. In a barn in the deep south, 15 year old Swallow discovers a mysterious man hiding. When she asks his identity the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ”. It’s as if all her prayers have been answered. In a town where a miracle is long overdue, Swallow and the town’s children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside. Meanwhile the townspeople are determined to catch a fugitive recently escaped from prison.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music. These multi-award-winning songs, including ‘No Matter What’ (made famous by Boyzone), and ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, combine with powerful staging and epic storytelling to create a musical not to be missed this Easter.