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Amanda Richardson

Crean Bottoms, St Buryan, Penzance, TR19 6HD

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Paul Lewin

Kookaburra, School Hill, St Levan, Penzance, TR19 6LJ

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Porthcurno

The village of Porthcurno is situated on Cornwall’s south coast, approximately 10km from Penzance Town and 4km from Land’s End, and is home to some of Cornwall’s well-known attractions including the Minack Theatre and Telegraph Museum.

The name, Porthcurno derives from 16th century Cornish spelling, ‘Porth Cornowe’ which means ‘cove or landing place of horns or pinnacles’. This is in reference to the granite rock formations found across the cliffs and coastlines, which have been officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For a small village, Porthcurno is widely known for its history as a major international submarine communications cable station. The first submarine telegraph cable was landed on Porthcurno beach in 1870 from Portugal. Sir John Pender, who created the company who laid the first cable, had intended to use Falmouth as the UK’s first landing place, however, in the town’s busy port there was a high risk of damaging the cables on ships anchors so the cable came ashore at Porthcurno. Other early cables stretched to Vigo, Gibraltar and Madeira.

The first telegraph station was built in 1870 and had several extensions over the years, to accommodate the growing numbers of cables and staff. During the inter-war years, the station operated up to 14 cables and, for a time, became the largest submarine station worldwide.

Over the years, the station attracted many telegraphy apprentices before 1950 saw the opening of a Porthcurno engineering college. In 1970, 100 years after the first cable was landed, the telegraph station closed, however, the college continued to flourish until it’s isolation from other towns caused it too to shut its doors in 1993.

The rich history of this remarkable little village, led to the opening of the Telegraph Museum in 1998 which now houses archives from Porthcurno’s communication legacy.     

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The Sea Show

Mon 13th Feb, 2023 — Tue 14th Feb, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £5 — £10

categories Theatre

The Sea Show

Mon 20th Feb, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £5 — £10

categories Live Music

PSF

Fri 7th Apr, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Theatre

Giants

Sun 2nd Apr, 2023 — Thu 13th Apr, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

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Madame Bovary

Tue 28th Mar, 2023 — Fri 14th Apr, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

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Further than …..

Thu 20th Apr, 2023 — Thu 4th May, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Comedy, Theatre

One Man and his Cow

Wed 10th May, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Live Music, Theatre

Kipps

Mon 29th May, 2023 — Fri 2nd Jun, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Art, Open Studios

Amanda Richardson

Sat 27th May, 2023 — Sun 4th Jun, 2023

An Vellan, Porthcurno

categories Art, Open Studios

Paul Lewin

Sat 27th May, 2023 — Sun 4th Jun, 2023

Kookaburra, Porthcurno

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Calvino Nights

Wed 7th Jun, 2023 — Thu 22nd Jun, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Theatre

Measure for Measure

Mon 3rd Jul, 2023 — Thu 6th Jul, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Theatre

Antigone

Wed 12th Jul, 2023 — Thu 13th Jul, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

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Twelfth Night

Sun 16th Jul, 2023 — Fri 21st Jul, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Live Music, Theatre

13 : The Musical

Fri 18th Aug, 2023 — Sat 19th Aug, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Theatre

Tom’s Midnight ….

Tue 22nd Aug, 2023 — Fri 1st Sep, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Live Music, Theatre

The Threepenny Opera

Mon 11th Sep, 2023 — Fri 15th Sep, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

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FUP

Tue 19th Sep, 2023 — Thu 5th Oct, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10

categories Live Music

Proms at the Minack

Fri 6th Oct, 2023 — Sun 8th Oct, 2023

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £ — £10