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The Charterhouse

Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN

The Charterhouse was built in 1371, as a Carthusian monastery, which flourished throughout the later medieval and early Tudor period. With the dissolution of the monasteries, the Charterhouse became a mansion for wealthy noblemen and a refuge for royalty. Elizabeth I met the Privy Council here in the days before her coronation in 1558 and James I used the Great Chamber to create 130 new Barons before he was crowned. In 1611 Thomas Sutton bought the Charterhouse and established the foundation that now bears his name.


Join us on Friday 26 April for our Gala Night performance at the Charterhouse in Clerkenwell. Discover the rich history of this 650-year-old building with tours and talks, all the while enjoying our delicious reception of wine and canapés.

During the interval we invite you to join us for more complimentary drinks, and following the final Act we’ll be joined by the creative team and cast of Mary, Queen of Scots, for a post-show talk. Tickets also include a complimentary programme, the opportunity for an audience with our two Queens and a donation towards OperaUpClose.

We have now released further tickets at £65 for our Gala Night. Tickets include a complimentary programme, a post-show talk with the creatives following the performance, and an opportunity to meet the cast.


Ticket includes: complimentary drinks and canapés; complimentary programme; tour of the Charterhouse; post-show discussion with the Creatives; opportunity for an audience with the cast following the performance.

This ticket includes: a reserved seat in BAND A; a complimentary drink upon arrival; a complimentary programme; and a tour of the Charterhouse.

BAND A, £45
Unreserved seat in BAND A

BAND B, £35
Unreserved seat in BAND B

BAND C £25
Unreserved seat in BAND C

U26s/Students get access to BAND C tickets for just £10 with promotion code UNDER26

Concession ticket holders must be able to present valid ID to the box office.


Please note that the historic buildings of the Charterhouse include some uneven surfaces and a cobbled courtyard. We therefore advise audience members to wear sensible footwear and dress appropriately.

There are easy alternative routes for wheelchair users on all stops on the tour and for the performance space.

There is one wheelchair space available for booking, please contact 0203 176 7823.

There are accessible toilet facilities in the reception area of the museum.


Performances will start at 7.30pm.
Running time is 2 hours 15 mins with an interval.

Wed. 24 Apr SOLD OUT
Fri. 26 Apr BOOK HERE
Sat. 27 Apr BOOK HERE
Mon. 29 Apr BOOK HERE

Latecomers policy

Due to the intimate nature of the venues we are performing at, we cannot guarantee we will be able to seat you if you arrive late to the performance. If we are able to seat you, please note that you may not be seated in the price band stated on your ticket. 



Closest stations are Barbican and Farringdon

The 4, 56, and 153 stop in front of Barbican station on Aldersgate Street, a five minute walk from Charterhouse Square

There are a small number of disabled parking spaces for Blue and Orange Badge holders, book in advance 020 3176 7823

There are a limited number of places on the west side of Charterhouse Square
Please see signs as charges apply