If you are travelling to us from Mid or East Cornwall, via the A30, please be aware that there are likely to be significant traffic delays around Truro, due to A30 dualling project. This large roadwork project is scheduled to continue until Spring 2024. Please check your route and allow additional time for your journey.
Access to The Minack is via a steep narrow road. Porthcurno and the lanes nearby are often congested, especially during the holiday season.
Our postcode is TR19 6JU. Coming from Penzance, satnav will direct you via the B3283 through the village of St.Buryan. This road has narrow sections that frequently get blocked in summer, leading to long delays.
We advise you instead to keep on the A30 through Sennen, then keep straight on (ignoring satnav) to the junction with B3315. Turn left onto B3315 and follow signs for The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno.
Parking is free for the duration of your visit, to those visiting the theatre or coming to a performance.
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Hire a Bike
Penzance Cycle Hire offers a choice of ordinary and e-bikes for touring and include a route map and directions to Porthcurno among their suggested cycle tours.
Please note: There is a metal bike rack in the car park that cycles can be chained to, however the Minack does not provide a secure lock up for e-bikes and they are left here at your own risk.
Where to park
The Minack car park is for visitors to the theatre only. No other parking is available.
Daytime visitors: you can park here from 30mins before your visit slot time.
Showgoers: the car park is available 90 mins before the start time of the performance.
If you arrive earlier, you may not be able to park.
Our car park space is limited. We request that you remove your car from the car park immediately after your visit to enable us to accommodate other visitors.
If you need accessible parking, spaces are available in the tarmac section of the car park, closest to the theatre entrance.
Please be aware that our car park is on a south facing cliff-top and there is no shade available.
Overnight parking is not permitted.
Due to the narrow roads and steep approach to the theatre, we recommend that camper vans and other large vehicles use the car park in Porthcurno valley.
Please note: There is no parking for coaches at the theatre or in Porthcurno. We are not able to accommodate large groups arriving by coach.
If you’re visiting Porthcurno beach, please use the car park in the valley.
If you’re visiting Porthchapel beach, there’s a car park next to St Levan Church, 400 metres past the Minack.
Electric Vehicle Charging
We have 3 EV charging points located at the bottom of the grass car park, next to the ticket shack.
To book and pay for a slot, visit the ticket shack. The cost is £3.50 per hour for a maximum of two hours.
You will need to provide your own charging cable and use of our EV chargers is at your own risk.
By Train to Penzance
Our nearest railway station is at Penzance.
Trainline provides details of all train services.
Land's End Coaster service links Penzance and Land’s End and stops in Porthcurno, a ten minute walk from the Theatre.