Cutty Sark Theatre

From the Coble Coast to Bantry Bay - The Poetry and Music of the Sea

The Blue Lonnen is an elegy in words and music for the coble, the traditional wooden boat of the English North East coast. Poet Katrina Porteous celebrates the last working examples of this lovely craft, and the traditions, culture and community which it embodied. In this newly-devised performance, her words are interspersed with original music by Alexis Bennett, created entirely from sounds made by the fiddle, played live and processed electronically.

Ships in the Night | Mother River, Father River

Daughter of a fortune-teller, granddaughter of a woman who returned from the dead, storyteller Olivia Armstrong is a weaver of tales, a mistress of enchantment who has been captivating audiences for over ten years. Everywhere from pubs to palaces, rivers to ruins, she tells wonder tales from around the world, myths and legends of the British Isles, and strange stories from the secret corners of the city.

Olivia will tell the story of the Cutty Sark, Queen of the Seas herself and legends of Old Father Thames.

Seaspeak | Songs and Stories from The National Maritime Museum

This concert will serve as both an album launch for Joe’s album 'Seaspeak' and a celebration of the EFDSS Musicians in Museums project at The National Maritime Museum. The wide breadth of material and stunning surroundings will make this an unforgettable evening of music at The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre!

This concert is supported by The English Folk Dance and Song Society and Help Musicians UK

Pirates of Penzance at Cutty Sark

Buckle your swash and enjoy an evening packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, improbable paradoxes - and realistic women.  A cocktail of Victorian light party fun with a twist of Merry Opera.

The Pirates of Penzance remains to this day one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most beloved operas. Comical, tender and musically rich, this rendition of The Pirates of Penzance is directed by John Ramster, who most recently directed Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Norway. 

Show of Hands | Special Relationship Tour | SOLD OUT

For their ‘Special Relationship’ Spring tour, Steve and Phil will be joined by acclaimed US singer songwriter, Richard Shindell on both nights with a special addition of Cormac Byrne and Adam Summerhayes supporting on Monday 6th!

Hailing from New Jersey but now a resident of Buenos Aries his songs ‘You Stay Here’, ‘Reunion Hill’ and ‘Next Best Western’ are already firmly part of the Show of Hands repertoire. From the Great War to the Civil War, from Bristol to Baltimore, expect an Anglo/American exchange of songs of the road, history and romance.

Burns Night Ceilidh SOLD OUT

This event is now sold out 

Burns' Night at Cutty Sark

Named for Rabbie Burns' beloved poem "Tam O'Shanter", Cutty Sark is the perfect place to celebrate Burns Night.

Explore Cutty Sark, dance to a live ceilidh band and experience Tam's story through a performance from Nannie, a key character of the poem and the figurehead of Cutty Sark herself. There will also be a performance from a Highland Piper, to celebrate Scotland's National Poet. 

The Unknown Soldier


Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend - and amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something - looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.


Subscribe to RSS - Cutty Sark Theatre