Twitter Cover Photo.jpg

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 Supporters’ Night, when we get ‘up close’ with the building’s history and the artistic team behind OperaUpClose’s new English version of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda.

We invite you to join us from 6pm for complimentary drinks and canapés, while we discover more about the Charterhouse with a behind the scenes tour led by the resident Brothers. Guests are also welcome to wonder freely, discovering the building at their own pace. Tickets also include: a complimentary programme; post-show talk with the creatives; and the opportunity for an audience with Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I.

Part of this ticket also includes a donation towards OperaUpClose.


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 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
Fri. 26 Apr
Sat. 27 Apr
Mon. 29 Apr



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