Our exhibition tells the story of Rowena Cade and her theatre through visual displays, reminiscences, artworks and artifacts.  It includes photographs, original items designed by Rowena, even the screwdriver with which she carved words and patterns into the concrete. 

Take a journey through one woman’s extraordinary imagination and indomitable spirit as you discover how the Minack was built and how it has inspired visitors and performers for over 80 years.

Here’s a short taster of some of the videos and exhibits you can see …

Who was Rowena Cade?

A designer & maker

Fairy wings designed by Rowena Cade for A Midsummer Night's Dream 1929

Memories of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Changing through time

The story of the Minack