Cutty Sark Theatre

Seaspeak | Songs and Stories from The National Maritime Museum | Sold Out

About the concert

Climb aboard Cutty Sark for the launch of Joe’s album 'Seaspeak' - a musical response to the National Maritime Museum's vast collection. 

The wide breadth of material and stunning surroundings will make this an unforgettable evening of music!

This concert is supported by The English Folk Dance and Song Society and Help Musicians UK. The concert is a celebration of the EFDSS Musicians in Museums project at The National Maritime Museum. 

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. 

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. 

Ships in the Night | Salty Stories, Shanties and Selkies

"Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence."Longfellow

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.

Alan Carr and Rob Beckett: Work in Progress | SOLD OUT

Brand new work-in-progress material from comedy favourites Alan Carr and Rob Beckett will be performed aboard Cutty Sark in a series of late summer and autumn previews. 

Join us in our very own Michael Edwards Studio Theatre in the Lower Hold of the historic tea clipper, Cutty Sark

Available dates:

Wednesday 22 August - THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.

Saturday 01 September - THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.

Sunday 02 September - THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.

The tangled net of trawler fishing

When you don’t live by the sea, it’s easy to think that the issues faced by fishermen don’t affect you.

To see the bigger picture, we caught up with Smoking Apples Theatre, whose new show 'In Our Hands' explores life from the perspective of a Cornish trawlerman as he struggles with crippling legislation, quota distribution and big corporations which leave him with rising debts. Their award-winning performance, coming soon to the Cutty Sark Theatre, shows us how the fisherman's story affects us all. 

Cutty Sark Lates

Cutty Sark Theatre

The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is Cutty Sark's unique performing arts space, located in the ship's lower hold where precious tea and wool cargoes were stacked over a century ago. In the evening, the central section can be converted into a remarkable theatre, the only one of its kind in the world. Our changing programme of museum lates includes cabaret, comedy, one-man shows, lectures, musical performances and small-scale drama.


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