Christmas at Sea with Merry Opera

Cutty Sark part closure

The Cutty Sark Poop Deck will be closed for a private fundraising event on Saturday 11 May

All other spaces will be unaffected.

Essential information

Date and time: 
Sun 16 December | Doors open 7pm | Show starts 7.45pm
Cutty Sark, Sammy Ofer gallery
Cutty Sark Theatre

This Christmas, come to a seafaring extravaganza with Merry Opera for a concert under the gleaming copper hull of Cutty Sark.

Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Gilbert & Sullivan, sea shanties and a reading of  Robert Louis Stevenson's much loved poem Christmas at Sea which is 150 years old this year. 

The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand; The decks were like a slide, where a seamen scarce could stand...Christmas at Sea, Robert Louis Stevenson

As if that wasn't enough, your ticket will include a mulled cider and a mince pie slice! Non-alcoholic options will be available.

So cosy up at Cutty Sark and get in the festive spirit with Merry Opera, a unique professional opera company of exciting talent and bold performances. A veritable cocktail of light party fun with a hint of Christmas and a tang of sea air with a unique company that performs ‘with charm, energy and wit’. (Opera Now)

While you're here...

Guess what other 150th birthday we're celebrating soon? Cutty Sark's! 

That's right, next year this beloved historic tea clipper will be turning 150 years old, and we plan to celebrate in style. Merry Opera will be back in March 2019 with a week's run of performances of none other than the Gilbert & Sullivan classic Pirates of Penzance. Tickets will be available in the coming months, so watch this space!

Throughout the year ahead, look out for more performances, events and celebrations to mark a very special birthday indeed.

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