The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. The theatre is at Porthcurno, 4 miles from Land’s End in Cornwall, England. http://www.buzzfeed.com/hilarywardle/12-places-youd-never-believe-were-in-the-uk-aplm

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The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. The theatre is at Porthcurno, 4 miles from Land’s End in Cornwall, England. http://www.buzzfeed.com/hilarywardle/12-places-youd-never-believe-were-in-the-uk-aplm

The beautiful Minack Theatre in Cornwall, UK. It looks almost like the Greek Islands in this photo.

The beautiful Minack Theatre in Cornwall, UK. It looks almost like the Greek Islands in this photo.

Regent's Park Theatre where I spent 1999 working in marketing in a wee portakabin at the back. A place full of magic and beauty as the sun goes down. One of London's sparkliest gems.

Regent's Park Theatre where I spent 1999 working in marketing in a wee portakabin at the back. A place full of magic and beauty as the sun goes down. One of London's sparkliest gems.

Open-air theatre in Lykavittos hill, Greece. Photo taken by George Tsafos - Lonely Planet Photographer.

Open-air theatre in Lykavittos hill, Greece. Photo taken by George Tsafos - Lonely Planet Photographer.

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre: went to see Henry V on a school trip in 1963; oh, how we tittered at 'A little touch of Harry in the night'

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre: went to see Henry V on a school trip in 1963; oh, how we tittered at 'A little touch of Harry in the night'

Minnack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall. Probabaly one of the most amazing backdrops to this open air theatre.

Minnack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall. Probabaly one of the most amazing backdrops to this open air theatre.

The Minack Theatre. Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre. minack.com

The Minack Theatre. Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre. minack.com


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The Minack Theatre, Cornwall, is an open–air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea (minack from Cornish "meynek" means a stony or rocky place). The theatre is located at Porthcurno, 4 miles (6.4 km) from Land's End in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The season runs, each year, from May to September and by 2012 some 80,000 people a year see a show, and more than 100,000 pay an entrance fee to look around.

The Minack Theatre, Cornwall, is an open–air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea (minack from Cornish "meynek" means a stony or rocky place). The theatre is located at Porthcurno, 4 miles (6.4 km) from Land's End in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The season runs, each year, from May to September and by 2012 some 80,000 people a year see a show, and more than 100,000 pay an entrance fee to look around.

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open air theatre hidden in the woods near Hilversum (Netherlands)

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UNITED KINGDOM, London: Members of the public enjoy the sun as they eat their lunch at The Scoop outdoor amphitheatre in central London, on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

UNITED KINGDOM, London: Members of the public enjoy the sun as they eat their lunch at The Scoop outdoor amphitheatre in central London, on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

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