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Minack Theatre

View from Minack Theatre

These might not be the most impressive pictures but the story about Minack Theatre is definitely impressing and well worth visiting! A weekend trip down to Cornwall and me wanting to see Land’s End and then we just followed a sign post along the road on the way back. Hmmm, Minack Theatre?? Quick look on Google, bad signal… aye picture looks like some Roman ruins… signal gone again. Ok, lets do a small detour and have a look…. We have time. I’m glad we did!

The Minack Theatre
The Minack Theatre

What looked like Roman ruins was made of granite and cement and built by a woman. Rowena Cade started to build the theatre and gardens in the early 1930ies and it became her life time project. She developed her own unique technique to work the cement and make it look like engraved granite. What started in the family’s garden developed to a famous open-air theatre.

Not only did she build the theatre, she organized plays, designed costumes and built a lovely garden on the cliff, in and around the theatre. The way the theatre is built and all the flowers give it a slight Mediterranean touch. If someone would have shown me the pictures and would have asked where they were taken, I would probably not have said Cornwall.

Minack Theatre Gardens
Minack Theatre Gardens

The story about Rowena Cade and Minack Theatre is simply impressive. We were not able to see a play but that’s definitely on our list of things we’d like to do one day. For those who are interested in visiting the theatre or learning more about the history of the theatre, have a look on their official website (Minack Theatre).

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