Top Choice Theatre in Porthcurno

Minack Theatre

In terms of theatrical settings, the Minack takes top billing. Carved into the crags overlooking Porthcurno and the azure-blue Atlantic, this amazing clifftop amphitheatre was the lifelong passion of theatre-lover R…
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Bristol Old Vic

Bristol's much-respected, stately theatre (one of England's oldest) hosts big touring productions in its ornate auditorium, plus more experimental work in its smaller studio.
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Theatre Royal

One of England's largest regional theatres, the Theatre Royal features large-scale touring and homegrown productions on the main stage, the Lyric. Its studio space, the Drum, is renowned for featuring new writing.
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Newton Abbot Races

In a glorious collision of smartly dressed county set and hard-bitten gambling fraternity, the 19-fixture jumps season here lasts all summer. The course is a flat, mile-long, oval, left-hand circuit, with seven fenc…
Cinema in Truro

Plaza Cinema

Owned by local chain WTW, the city's four-screen cinema is a great space to watch films, and is a favourite of renowned UK film critic Mark Kermode (who occasionally hosts his own special screenings here). At other …
Theatre in Central & Eastern Moor


The Minack near Porthcurno isn't Cornwall's only outdoor theatre – Bodmin Moor also has one, staging outdoor performances, gigs and events throughout the summer – with the added bonus of a permanent awning to shelte…
Cinema in Newlyn

Newlyn Picturehouse

Opened in 2016, this excellent two-screen arts centre is located inside a former fish warehouse in Newlyn. It focuses mainly on arthouse and second-run movies, but it's not averse to screening a blockbuster now and …
Theatre in Truro

Hall for Cornwall

In the heart of the city, this is the county's main venue for touring theatre and music. Big-name comedy acts, major touring productions and dance shows all feature on the program, but most events sell out, so book …
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Bike Shed

Emerging writers are profiled in the Bike Shed's rough 'n' ready subterranean, brick-lined performance space. Its vintage cocktail bar makes a hip setting for live music and DJ sets on Friday and Saturday nights.
Cinema in City Centre


Bristol's digital-media centre hosts regular art-house programs and film-related events, including the Encounters Festival in September.