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The Top 5 Places to See Outdoor Theatre in Cornwall this Summer

June 18, 2016 Destination Europe No Comments Print Print Email Email

1/ Caerhays Castle

This Summer the spectacular Caerhays Beach (also known as Porthluney Beach), the location for the hugely anticipated new Tim Burton film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is hosting two open air theatre shows.http://eventscrm.ttgasia.com/ttg2016/itcma/buyer/itcma_buyer.asp?code=GlobalTravelMedia

11th August – Squashbox Theatre presents “The Sea Show”. Perfect for children aged 4+ the Sea Show is a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

18th August – Miracle Theatre presents “The Magnificent three”. Fun for the whole family – a comedy Western set in a watering hole called Hope Springs. Written and directed by Miracle Theatre’s Bill Scott.

Where to stay

Stay nearby at The Vean in August B&B from £82 per person per night or in one of the Castle’s holiday cottages, from £475 for a week’s booking, book via www.thevean.co.uk or www.caerhays.co.uk

Stay nearby in luxurious Carlyon Penthouse, Carlyon Bay which sleeps 2.  Located near to local beaches, costal walks and a short drive to Caerhays Castle. This spacious penthouse comes with king size bed, open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, and a washer dryer. Local amenities are within walking distance. One week’s stay in August is £710, book viawww.stayincornwall.co.uk


2/ Pentillie Castle

The magical setting of Pentillie Castle Grounds lends itself perfectly to the romance and drama of outdoor theatre. This summer they are hosting three shows Danny Champion of the World (24 July), Much Ado About Nothing (3 August) andSense & Sensibility (16 August).

Where to stay

Stay at Pentillie castle, prices start at £145 for a double room bed & breakfast, book via www.pentillie.co.uk

Or Stay Nearby just yards from the water’s edge on Plymouth Hoe at the luxury Sea Captains Lodge which sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms. This former vicarage which has been refurbished to a high standard, is a perfect chic retreat for couples or a family. There are beaches, pubs and shops all within walking distance. One week’s stay in August is £730, book viawww.stayincornwall.co.uk


3/ Lost Gardens of Heligan

From July 14 to August 28 the world famous Kneehigh Theatre are staging three shows at the Lost Gardens of Heligan: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (14 – 31 July), FUP (6-21 August) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (24 – 28 August).

Where to stay

Stay nearby in Quayside Cottage, with uninterrupted views across the harbour and out to sea, you will be in one of the village’s best locations. A stone’s throw from all the amenities within the village, including a range of traditional pubs, themed restaurants and a number of quaint gift shops and galleries. There is a small beach to enjoy and the golden sandy beaches of Pentewan and Gorran Haven are 3 miles away in either direction. The regional town of Truro is 20 minutes drive and has a range of leisure activities and high street shops. You will also be well placed for touring the whole of Cornwall with attractions to suit all tastes being within a short drive and these include The Eden Project, Lost Gardens Of Heligan, The Tall Ships at Charlestown, Lands End, Tate Gallery at St Ives and more. One week’s stay in July starts from £670, book via www.stayincornwall.co.uk


4/ Minnack Theatre

The world famous Minnack Theatre has a summer programme full of different theatre shows including Life’s a Dream, A Winter’s Tale and A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Where to stay

Stay nearby in Mowhay Barn, sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms, this Grade II listed renovated barn is ideal for a family or group getaway. Well placed in one of Conrwall’s most popular areas, with walks directly from the property. You will be spoilt for choice with beautiful coves, beaches and attractions to suit all ages. Sennen Cove, a short drive, is renowned for its golden sand and stunning scenery. Porthcurno beach and the Minncack Theatre is a 2 minute drive. Other attractions in the area include Lands End, Penzance, Flambards Theme Park and The National Seal Sanctuary. One week’s stay in July starts from £1310, book via www.stayincornwall.co.uk


5/ Penlee Park Open Air Theatre

Set in beautiful sheltered surroundings in Penlee Park, the theatre seats around 300 people in the heart of Penzance. A unique outdoor theatre space that has celebrated Cornish, national and international performers since 1948. This summer they have many performances including The Tempest, Twelth Night and Miracle Theatre’s Lifes a Dream to name just three.

Where to stay

Enjoying a central location, Trevine apartment sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. The long seafront is within strolling distance, with a busy harbour and esplanade. Take a dip in the magnificent 1930’s Lido. A short walk will take you to the heart of Penzance with local amenities including water sports, fishing trips, antique shops, restaurants and galleries that show the work of local artists. Places of interest to visit include St. Michael’s Mount, Mousehole, Newlyn, Sennen Cove, St Ives, Land’s End andMinnack open air theatre nestling into the cliffs’ edge. One week’s stay in August is £905, book viawww.stayincornwall.co.uk


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