The Minack Theatre

Drama with a dramatic backdrop!

Holiday Cottage Near The Minack Theatre

Little Molvenny is the holiday cottage to book if you plan to visit the world famous Minack Theatre being just 5 minutes from the door!

The World Famous Minack Theatre

This is no ordinary auditorium, the World Famous Minack Theatre is perched high above the Atlacntic coast, built into the actual cliffs of Porthcurno. No stage hands have had to paint this theatre's backdrop ... nature itself provides this both day and night. The auditoirum is designed like an amphi theatre where the audience sit on steep curving grassed steps and look down onto the stage ... unlike any other theatre you will have ever visdited, there are no ropes and pulleys to move this stages 'backdrops'. Built in the 1930's by the formidable Rowena Cade, who not only designed the theatre but took part in it's physical construction. Today the theatre offers a full programme of open air performances, drama, comedy, musicals and opera, twenty weeks a year (May to September), with matinees two days a week, and morning children's shows.

View the Minack from the air

Our thanks to the Minack Theatre for the use of this video that gives you a spectacular birds eye view.

Littel Molvenny, Holiday Cottage near the Minack Theatre

Practical details

The Minack Theatre runs a full season of performances and tours. Unless there are storm force 'gales' then performances will go ahead, however sitting on a cliff face means you are open to the elements so unless it truly is a balmy summer evening, take a few layers to put on should the wind pick up. Sitting directly on grassed stone steps may be fun for five minutes but not for an entire performance, bring something soft to sit on or hire a cushion from the theatre. Address: Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU Phone: 01736 810181

Local Cinemas & Entertainment

Cinemas: Newlyn has a new and wonderful cinema with a lovely restaurant/bar/café. It is well worth going on a rainy day. Newlyn Filmhouse: 23-31 The Coombe Newlyn TR18 5HS Tel: 01736 33 22 22 The Savoy cinema, Penzance: 16 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SN 01736 363 330 The first Merlin Cinema to go completely digital as well as the welcomed addition of Digital 3D. Royal Cinema, St Ives: Royal Square, St Ives, TR26 2ND 01736 796843 Also a Merlin Cinema.