South West – Regional Theatre Guide
Bath, Bristol, Torquay, Plymouth & St Ives are just a few of the areas in the South West of England that should be added to your inventory if you’re planning to watch a show in new theatres this year. Theatres such as the Old Vic in Bristol and Princess Theatre in Torquay are just a few of the stunning venues that boast a magnificent history & culture.
The History of South West Theatres
The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno must be mentioned as it is by far one of the most stunning theatres in the UK. Located just 4 miles from Landsend in Cornwall, the Minack Theatre is constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. With its open-air seating and seaside views you’ll struggle to believe you are in the UK when enjoying a show at this theatre.
Opened in 1932, this theatre was the brainchild of Rowena Cade, who moved to Cornwall after the First World War and built a house for herself and her mother on land at Minack Point for £100. Since 1976 the theatre has been registered as a Charitable Trust and is now run by a local management team.
Other great theatres in the South West include the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol, Palace Theatre in Paignton, Theatre Royal in Bath & Wyvern Theatre in Swindon.
What is the best way to travel to South West Theatres
The best way to travel to the South West of England is by car. Driving allows you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Cotswolds and you can even stop of at Stonehenge. Another way to get to the South West is to fly. You can now fly directly into Newquay in just over an hour with budget airlines.
How do I buy tickets to South West theatre showings?
The best way to purchase tickets at any South West theatres is online. You can find a long list of the best shows to see on our regional theatre pages.