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The Minack Theatre is the most famous cliff theatre in Britain, possibly in the world, carved into the granite cliff overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno bay.

Our summer season of plays, opera and musicals runs for seventeen weeks from May to September.

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

Visit during the day, explore the theatre and relax in our Coffee Shop overlooking the theatre and soak up the magic of the Minack.

Our web site at www.minack.com displays all the information you need to know about:

* The season's programme of
plays and musicals

* Ticket availability and
booking arrangements

* How to find us

* Opening times and prices

Click on our link below to visit our website.

A visit to this “theatre under the stars” is a must if you are visiting Cornwall.

 

Open: See Programme of Events for performance times.

 

Address: Porthcurno
Penzance
Cornwall
Postcode &
Sat Nav:

TR19 6JU
Phone: +44 (0) 1736 810181
Fax: +44 (0) 1736 810779
Email: Click here to send an email to Minack Theatre
Website: http://www.minack.com
Coordinates: 50.04093852602358, -5.651639699935913


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Minack Theatre, August Events:


Date: 18 Apr to 5 Sep / Time: See below  -   SQUASHBOX THEATRE presents Storytelling with puppets and songs
For families with young children.

The show is included in the standard day visitor entrance fee
and will be part of your visiting experience. Suitable KS1 and KS2 (ages 5 to 11)
Tickets for ALL performances now ON SALE

Tuesday
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the overwhelming popularity of these shows during the last few years, many of which were full to capacity, for 2014 we are selling tickets in advance through our box office on 01736 810181 and online at http://www.minack.com/online.htm. Booking ahead is advised.

THE SEA SHOW celebrates Cornwall’s unique relationship with the ocean using puppets, narration and live music. It is a quirky mix of storytelling, puppet show, natural history programme and cabaret, with tall tales, comedy characters, fascinating facts, songs, superstitions, recipes, remedies, rhymes and riddles.

STONES AND BONES
Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall…
A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures…
A land of myth and legend, giants and druids…
A land of ancient stone circles and mysterious monuments…
A land of Stones and Bones…

Stones And Bones is a marvellous mix of history and mystery!
Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…
There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs, slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

CURIOUS CREATURES
Animals are amazing! There are big ones, little ones, scaly ones, furry ones, friendly ones and scary ones! There are over 8 million different species of animal on earth today and in this show we're going to meet all of them! (Ok, not all of them, but quite a few).

Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him.
Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.

Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas, skateboarding snails and gymnastic gerbils to irritable alligators, over-excited elephants, and a very intelligent orang-utan!
Learn about how animals evolved, how their amazing adaptations help them survive in the wild, and how animals can help us learn more about ourselves. After all, we’re all related if you go back far enough!

SKILLYWIDDEN. Legend has it there are five faery 'races' in Cornwall: the Small Folk, the Piskies, the Knockers, the Brownies and - most mischievous of all - the Spriggans.

Join our hero on a journey through the Cornish landscape as he searches for these elusive creatures - in ancient stone circles, old mine workings, fields, farmland, hedgerows and moors

Learn about bees, bats, birds and badgers, and discover the secrets of the Cornish countryside!

Skillywidden is a celebration of the wildlife and countryside of Cornwall, using Squashbox Theatre’s distinctive mix of puppets, songs, storytelling and cabaret, with a strong environmental message. More crazy characters, more silly slapstick, more tall tales and more fantastic facts!

  • 18th April at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 28th May at 10.30am Stones and Bones

  • 30th May at 10.30am Skillywidden

  • 16th July at 10.30am Stones and Bones

  • 18th July at 10.30am Skillywidden

  • 23rd July at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 25th July at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 28th July at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 30th July at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 1st August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 6th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 8th August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 11th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 13th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 15th August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 18th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 20th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 22nd August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 25th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 27th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 29th August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • Thursday 6th September at 10.30am Stones & Bones

  • 3rd September at 10.30am Stones & Bones

  • 5th September at 10.30am Skillywidden


 

Date: 4 to 8 Aug / Time: 2pm and 8pm  -   OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR
By Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast

AUGUST 4 to 8
Performances: Monday to Friday at 8pm and Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall.

 

 

Minack Theatre, September Events


Date: 18 Apr to 5 Sep / Time: See below  -   SQUASHBOX THEATRE presents Storytelling with puppets and songs
For families with young children.

The show is included in the standard day visitor entrance fee
and will be part of your visiting experience. Suitable KS1 and KS2 (ages 5 to 11)
Tickets for ALL performances now ON SALE

Tuesday
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the overwhelming popularity of these shows during the last few years, many of which were full to capacity, for 2014 we are selling tickets in advance through our box office on 01736 810181 and online at http://www.minack.com/online.htm. Booking ahead is advised.

THE SEA SHOW celebrates Cornwall’s unique relationship with the ocean using puppets, narration and live music. It is a quirky mix of storytelling, puppet show, natural history programme and cabaret, with tall tales, comedy characters, fascinating facts, songs, superstitions, recipes, remedies, rhymes and riddles.

STONES AND BONES
Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall…
A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures…
A land of myth and legend, giants and druids…
A land of ancient stone circles and mysterious monuments…
A land of Stones and Bones…

Stones And Bones is a marvellous mix of history and mystery!
Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…
There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs, slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

CURIOUS CREATURES
Animals are amazing! There are big ones, little ones, scaly ones, furry ones, friendly ones and scary ones! There are over 8 million different species of animal on earth today and in this show we're going to meet all of them! (Ok, not all of them, but quite a few).

Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him.
Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.

Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas, skateboarding snails and gymnastic gerbils to irritable alligators, over-excited elephants, and a very intelligent orang-utan!
Learn about how animals evolved, how their amazing adaptations help them survive in the wild, and how animals can help us learn more about ourselves. After all, we’re all related if you go back far enough!

SKILLYWIDDEN. Legend has it there are five faery 'races' in Cornwall: the Small Folk, the Piskies, the Knockers, the Brownies and - most mischievous of all - the Spriggans.

Join our hero on a journey through the Cornish landscape as he searches for these elusive creatures - in ancient stone circles, old mine workings, fields, farmland, hedgerows and moors

Learn about bees, bats, birds and badgers, and discover the secrets of the Cornish countryside!

Skillywidden is a celebration of the wildlife and countryside of Cornwall, using Squashbox Theatre’s distinctive mix of puppets, songs, storytelling and cabaret, with a strong environmental message. More crazy characters, more silly slapstick, more tall tales and more fantastic facts!

  • 18th April at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 28th May at 10.30am Stones and Bones

  • 30th May at 10.30am Skillywidden

  • 16th July at 10.30am Stones and Bones

  • 18th July at 10.30am Skillywidden

  • 23rd July at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 25th July at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 28th July at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 30th July at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 1st August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 6th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 8th August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 11th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 13th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 15th August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 18th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 20th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 22nd August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • 25th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 27th August at 10.30am Curious Creatures

  • 29th August at 10.30am The Sea Show

  • Thursday 6th September at 10.30am Stones & Bones

  • 3rd September at 10.30am Stones & Bones

  • 5th September at 10.30am Skillywidden


 

 

 

 

Minack Theatre, Regular Events:


10am - 2pm  -   Moving Heaven and Earth
Every Saturday between 10am and 2pm from April to October

Come and meet Billy in ‘MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH – the making of Minack.

 

 

 


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