Celebrate Burns Night in style with a ceilidh at Cutty Sark! Explore this historic tea clipper and then dance beneath her gleaming copper hull in celebration of Robert Burns' birthday...
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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.
Your ticket will include access to Cutty Sark, food, a welcome drink and the chance to dance to London's very own Licence to Ceilidh in our Sammy Ofer Gallery, underneath the gleaming hull of this historic tea clipper - which turns 150 years old in 2019!
Your Burns Night Evening
- 19.00 Doors will open and you will be able to make your way into Cutty Sark to explore her many delights after hours. The bar will be open and you can kickstart your evening with a complimentary dram of scotch whisky.
- 20.00 Licence to Ceilidh will perform the first half of the evening's entertainment. New to the ceilidh scene? Never fear! There will be a very helpful caller leading you through the dances, making sure you experience your ceilidh to the fullest.
- 21.00 During this time there will be an interval, to let you catch your breath. Food will be available from our cafe - it will be available prior to the dancing, too, however we recommend you take the chance to enjoy your meal in the break! In the mean time, Cutty Sark's very own Nannie the Witch will be performing Tam O'Shanter in the Dry Berth, followed by a performance from one of Licence to Ceilidh's esteemed Highland Pipers.
- 22.00 Once you are suitably refreshed and revitalised, Licence to Ceilidh will perform the second half of the evening's ceilidh.
Your Burns Night Menu
Your ticket will include a hot meal from our cafe, you will be able to choose from the following options: haggis, neaps and tatties; stovies; or vegan haggis.
Your ticket will also include a welcome drink. Typically, this will be a dram of scotch whisky, however we know not everyone will be a whisky drinker, so don't worry! Other soft drink options will be available to you. This drink offer can be redeemed at any time throughout the night until the bar closes, which will be a little before 23.00.
If you have any dietary requirements, please contact our caterers directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least three days prior to the event date, to make sure we are able to cater to your needs.
All timings are subject to slight change, however this will be the size and shape of your evening. Access to Cutty Sark will only be available until 21.30, so make sure you don't arrive too late to explore her incredible exhibits.