The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is situated in the lower hold of Cutty Sark, where precious cargoes of tea and wool were stacked over a century ago. During the daytime, the hold contains displays of tea chests and other artefacts relating to the ship’s extraordinary history. In the evening, the central section can be converted into an eclectic performing arts space, unique in the world.
The Studio Theatre hosts an eclectic programme of cabaret, comedy, one-man shows, lectures, musical performances and small-scale drama throughout the year. Previous events include performances by Alan Davis, Ross Noble, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Matthew Stirling, Karine Polwart, Richard Herring, Dame Diana Rigg and Nicholas Parsons.
Cutty Sark will be presenting an evening with acclaimed Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart on 21 November, to celebrate the ship’s 145th birthday. This performance will take place in the Sammy Ofer Gallery, situated underneath the ship’s magnificent hull. View event details
A brand new theatre programme is set to launch at the end of March 2015. Watch this space; the first events will be announced at the start of the year.