The Minack Theatre

Overlooking Porthcurno bay in Penzance, the Minack Theatre is quite possibly the coolest thing that I have ever seen, ever! And I’m not even a theatre fan!

The Minack Theatre

Basically, it’s an outdoor theatre built into the side of a rather steep hill, overlooking a rocky outcrop into the ocean. It was built largely by one woman – Rowena Cade – over the course of her life; she was still toiling away at it well into her 80s! This alone is an achievement in itself, but when you actually see the result of her handiwork, it redefines the word “impressive”.

The Minack Theatre

Pictures don’t really do it justice; you need to see it for yourself! Honestly, it’s amazing, and at only £3.50 each to visit (not to mention that it’s the only place in Cornwell where we haven’t been charged for parking) it scores extremely well on Julian’s admission price:interest ratio.

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3 comments on “The Minack Theatre
  1. viiviiviivii says:

    I STILL remember visiting this place, so amazing that that woman built it!

    I’d love to see a play here one day.

  2. Julian says:

    Yes, that looks like quite the attractive ratio.

    Did she have a crane, or some helpers at least?

  3. gerrod says:

    She had helpers, but she was definitely the main labourer. I don’t think cranes were involved though!

    John: we wanted to see something too, but their shows were all booked out. I suspect booking well in advance is the way to go.

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