Cornwall has a wonderful tradition and culture of outdoor theatre. This summer, many of the companies are finally able to step back into the spotlight again to offer some wonderful open air performances in spectacular locations. Here’s our round up of the best outdoor theatre Cornwall has to offer which grown ups and kids will love.
Miracle Theatre – Starcrazy, Goonhilly Earth Station 25th August, Enys Gardens, Penryn 26th – 28th August
Miracle Theatre has been producing wonderfully inventive outdoor theatre for over 35 years. This summer, they’re touring Cornwall with Starcrazy. Set in October 1957 when Russia has launched Sputnik 1, UFOs are cropping up everywhere, MI5 is on high alert and Stanley is building something in his garden shed…Pack a picnic and sit under the stars to enjoy this cosmic comedy about obsession and the rekindling of love, hope and possibility.
Visit miracletheatre.co.uk or call 01209 216 762
Rogue Theatre’s Wild Moon Forest Days and Nights
Tehidy Woods until 5th September
Rogue Theatre‘s performances in Tehidy Woods are an immersive experience for the whole family, guaranteed to engage kids of all ages combining a walk into a magical world in the woods. This summer you can enjoy Wild Moon Forest Days and Forest Nights. Enter the woods and prepare to be enchanted by Rogue’s theatre magic, incredible live music, breath taking dance, humour, and a collection of moon-spun tales.
Listen to stories of forest magic and ancient fire, of salty sea mystery and of soaring the skies with dream-flight feathers.
You can choose to lose yourself in the sunbeams of wild tales during a Forest Day or the fire flicker of even wilder ones at their Forest Night performances. Indeed, you may choose the double bill…
Visit rogueotherworld.co.uk or call 07814558871
Sterts (various shows and dates)
Located on Bodmin Moor, Sterts is a unique tented amphitheatre which seats up to 400 people. With a range of in-house shows and performances by visiting theatre companies, plus comedy, music, poetry and dance, there’s plenty to choose from. Check out their schedule of theatre for summer 2021
Visit www.sterts.co.uk or call 01579 362382
The Minack Theatre (various shows & dates)
A visit to the Minack Theatre is an unforgettable experience. Hewn out of granite and overlooking the sea, this is one place where the view might just rival the action on stage – especially if there are dolphins in the bay.
There’s a wide variety of performances on in August and September, including children’s shows during the day. Make the most out of your trip to by combining a visit to Minack with an afternoon on Porthcurno beach, a walk along the coast path or a visit to the award-winning Porthcurno Museum of Global Communications.
Visit www.minack.com or call 01736 810181
While some shows sell out early, it’s sometimes possible to pick up returned tickets at the last minute. For some performances you may be able to buy tickets on the door. We recommend checking with the box office or online before you make any plans.
Top tip: It can get cold as the sun goes down, especially in exposed venues such as the Minack. Go prepared and take extra layers or blankets to snuggle up under.
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