When most people hear the term “theatre in Cornwall” their first thought is probably the Minack and their second is most likely the Hall for Cornwall. The place many people still don’t know about is Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.
It seats up to 300 people and hosts a range of shows throughout the summer, including stand-up, live music, family performances, mini festivals and even outdoor film screenings. They’re already well into their 2017 summer programme but there’s still loads more to come.
The shows go on whatever the weather and I can say, following my visit last year, that damp weather certainly didn’t dampen the atmosphere. Plus hot food and drinks are available for most performances, including homemade veggie curry (dairy and gluten free – and super-tasty!), as well as beverages from the much-loved Polgoon.
If you’re a local and plan to see a few shows over the year, be sure to grab a loyalty card – every fourth show is free!