Cutty Sark Studio Theatre

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.

Comedy season: Warm-up for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

24 July–3 August 2015: Bookings now open

In the run-up to the Edinburgh Fringe, the Cutty Sark Studio Theatre launches its first ever warm-up for the Edinburgh comedy festival. Be the first to see brand-new material from some of today’s hottest comedians and catch the stars of the future on their way up. The season features Josh Widdecombe, Sara Pascoe, Mitch Benn, Rob Beckett and many more - see full line-up and details below.

All performances start at 19.45. Venue opens at 18.45.

Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
24 July. Join subversive comedian Andrew Lawrence for fearless stand-up and musical satirist Mitch Benn for a look at the future we missed.
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015 (11)
25 July. Cutting-edge comedy with Mark Steel ("rapier wit cuts to the chase" The Observer) and Suzi Ruffell.
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
26 July. Sara Pascoe tells stories from The Museum of Robot Pussycats. Jessica Fostekew (8 out of 10 Cats) does another big hairy show.
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
27 July. Join Josh Widdicombe, one of the UK's most in-demand and highly-regarded comedians, and the sharp-witted and erudite Ivo Graham.
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
30 July. Brand new show from award-winning comedian Tom Allen, and outrageous one-woman comedy from Maddy Anholt.
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
31 July. Hilarious stand-up from sell-out comedian Rob Beckett, new must-see comic Elliot Steel and Jake Lambert aka @LittleLostLad.
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
1 Aug. The razor-sharp Katherine Ryan returns to the stage and award-winning Harriet Kemsley brings her much-anticipated debut hour.
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
2 Aug. Having nurtured their comedy in the dark depths of Devon, Tom Glover and Luke Honnoraty bring their award-winning stand-up to London...
Cutty Sark summer comedy 2015
3 Aug. Hilarious and humane stand-up poetry from armchair revolutionary Elvis McGonagall and comedian Rob Auton.