In 2018, we are presenting a season of exciting work across art forms, including theatre, dance, music, and literature. This includes eight major UK premieres from Europe and beyond, from new productions of classic 20th-century plays to innovative new writing. A thread of cultural and theatrical transformation runs throughout, linking prescient writing from Ibsen to Beckett to the issues playwrights are grappling with in the twenty-first century, and mirroring the changes that our beautiful theatre, built in 1898, has seen.


Christmas at the Coronet

Tue 11 – Thu 20 December 2018

Our eclectic programme of music, poetry, comedy and drama includes the world premiere of Rhapsody In You / Wrong Songs for Christmas by comic genius Richard Thomas; celebrated actor Clive Francis’ spellbinding A Christmas Carol; contemporary poetry from Jean Sprackland, Mark Ford and Zaffar Kunial; and a sublime dramatised reading of James Joyce’s The Dead

Christmas at the Coronet

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Wed 12 – Fri 14 December, 7pm

Celebrated actor Clive Francis brings his ‘spellbinding’ (Sunday Times) performance of Dickens’ timeless story of redemption to the beautiful Victorian setting of the Coronet. For ages 8+  More info


Christmas at the Coronet

Rhapsody in You + Wrong Songs for Christmas

Sat 15 December, 8pm

A Christmas concert with a difference with original music and comedy from the irreverent composer Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera) with vocalist Sooz Kempner and piano virtuoso Philip Edward Fisher. More info 


Christmas at the Coronet

Dead Poets Live I The Dead by James Joyce

Tue 18 – Thu 20 December 2018

Funny, universal & almost unbearably moving, Dead Poets Live‘s dramatised reading of Joyce’s superlative short story takes place during a party on a snowy night in Dublin, 1904. More info


Upcoming productions

The Lady from the Sea

8 February – 9 March 2019

We join forces with the Norwegian Ibsen Company for a new production of Henrik Ibsen’s timeless story of self-determination. With creative teams from UK and Norway, this new staging brings with it a deep connection to the Norwegian culture in which Ibsen lived.

Upcoming productions

The Idiot | Saburo Teshigawara / Rihoko Sato

20 – 30 March 2019

Cult Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara stages his hypnotic, danced telling of Dostoevsky’s The Idiot in its UK premiere.