April Events at Cutty Sark

Enjoy our superb line up of shows for the spring season at the Cutty Sark Studio Theatre; create your own Cutty Sark-inspired comic strip; or learn about the collection of figureheads under the ship and make your own head-dress.

Cutty Sark hosts special events and activities throughout the year. Admission charges apply (family activities are free with entry). Please visit our website for more information.

Cutty Sark Studio Theatre Spring season

James Acaster: Reset

Come see one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of a generation flex his comedic muscles on board Cutty Sark in this work in progress.

James Acaster was nominated for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show. A TV regular, he has appeared on BBC Two’s Live at the Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play in the style of the wondrous and witty Jane Austen. Based on nothing more than a title from the audience, a seasoned cast presents an eloquent, irreverent, 100% improvised take on the works of Britain’s best-loved novelist.

James Veitch: Dot Con

Suspicious emails; they pop-up in our inbox and standard procedure is to delete them on sight. But what happens when you reply about the un-claimed insurance bonds/close friends marooned in a foreign country? In a blend of traditional stand-up, interactive projections and music, join comedian James Veitch on a journey through the con schemes that plague the everyday.

Josie Long: Work in progress

Hailed as ‘an original and unflagging spirit’ by The Times, triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, presenter of Radio 4’s Short Cuts and cult optimist, Josie Long presents her latest material as she sows the seed of her next stand-up show.

Trinity Laban Presents Isbilia String Quartet and the Strings of the Siegfried Camerata

If you love classical music then you won’t want to miss this engaging performance in one of the most unique theatre spaces in London. The Isbilia String Quartet will perform Beethoven, Op.18 No 6 and Dvořák, No 12 Op.96, American, followed by The Strings of the Siegfried Camerata playing Mendelssohn, String Octet Op.20.

Special Events

Silent Disco at Cutty Sark

Time Out’s legendary silent disco is sailing down the river to Greenwich once again. Get ready to climb on board Cutty Sark for a nose around the world-famous ship before donning a pair of headphones and dancing the night away.

Tour of Cutty Sark

Join Curator, Jessica Lewis, for a tour of clipper ship Cutty Sark. Explore the ship and its original structure, discover the secrets of its success, and find out about the past conservation project to preserve this beautiful vessel for future generations.

Family Fun Weekend: Musical statues

Help bring the colourful characters in our figurehead collection to life. Make a fabulous head-dress to wear in a game of musical statues underneath the ship.

Dates: 2–3 April 2016 | Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark | Times: 11.30-13.30, 14.00-16.00 | Age: Suitable for all ages | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Easter Holiday Activities: Cutty Sark comics

Take inspiration from the ship’s many characters and stories to design your own comic strip.

Dates: 5-7 April 2016 | Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark | Times: 11.30-13.30, 14.00-16.00 | Age: Suitable for all ages | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Toddler Time

Cutty Sark is dedicating term-time Wednesday mornings to our youngest visitors. Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime on board.

Cutty Sark Characters

Come aboard to hear Cutty Sark’s incredible stories brought to life by characters from the ship’s past.

Meet Captain Woodget, the ship’s most daring master; Jock Willis, the man who built Cutty Sark; Nannie, the ship’s figurehead; or the ship’s cook, James Robson, who all have an extraordinary story to tell.

General Information

Cutty Sark reopened to the public in April 2012, marking a new chapter in the extraordinary life of the last surviving tea clipper and one of the world’s most famous ships.

Visitors to Cutty Sark can venture aboard and beneath the beautiful three-masted clipper: walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago; explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on epic voyages; and even walk underneath the 963-tonne ship in the dry berth below to view the elegant lines of her hull.

Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Queen’s House operate under the banner of Royal Museums Greenwich. Cutty Sark is open 10.00–17.00, Monday–Sunday (subject to change please see website for details). Admission to Cutty Sark is £13.50 for adults (£11.50 concessions) and £7.00 for children aged 5-15. Family tickets are priced at £24 (1 adult and 2 children) or £35 (2 adults and up to 2 children). Bundled tickets are available with other Royal Museums Greenwich attractions.

Royal Museums Greenwich members receive free entry to Cutty Sark among their membership benefits. Admission to Cutty Sark is by ticket, available online, by telephone or in person on the day. Due to high demand tickets may be unavailable on the day to those who have not purchased their ticket in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the bookings line on 020 8312 6608.

Cutty Sark is located a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR, and Maze Hill and Greenwich train stations. The closest tube stations are North Greenwich (to change to local buses) and Canary Wharf (to change to DLR), both on the Jubilee line.


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