The first performance of "The Tempest" in the summer of 1932 was lit by batteries, car headlights and the feeble power brought down from Minack House. Everyone collected their tickets at a table in the garden before clambering down the gorse lined path. Then, as the moon shone across the bay, the magic that is The Minack Theatre touched its first audience. The Rowena Cade visitor centre ensures her legacy lives on, telling the remarkable story of how a girl from Victorian Cheltenham grew up to build this internationally famous theatre with her own hands.
Whether you visit during the day to ponder over the sub tropical gardens and relax in the cafe, or whether you attend a performance you'll find the setting utterly captivating. But be sure to bring plenty of warm and waterproof clothes in case the British weather decides to make an appearance.