“Long may it continue to brighten our bleak midwinter with the light of reason and silliness” – The Guardian

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People has been an end of year tradition playing to sold out audiences in London for over a decade. In fact, this year will be the tenth staging of the show. So to celebrate, for the first time ever, this annual celebration of the curious and the creative, this variety night like no other, will be combining ideas, experiments, science, songs, comedy, poetry and more at The Lowry in Manchester as well returning to King’s Place in London. And not only that, in what is also a first time event, for we’ll be doing a special matinee show in London, specifically curated for families as well!

Scroll down to see the growing bill for each event
Read about last year’s shows here.

The Lowry, Manchester
November 29, 30

Kings Place, London
December 12, 13, 19, 21
Special Family Matinee Show
December 15th

As always you can expect a HUGE bill of special guests which we’ll be announcing FIRST on this page in the run up to the gigs, with a few extra surprises thrown in on the night… Look, last year Zippy showed up.

Once again the events will be raising money for our chosen charities and running collections of urgently needed items for The Trussell Trust Foodbanks.

WHO’S ON THE BILL?
(Click or tap on each date to view)

Friday November 29th - Manchester

Robin Ince

Dr Helen Czerski

Prof Matthew Cobb

Prof Dan Davis

Dr Katie Steckles

Lucie Green

Prof Lucie Green

 

And MANY more to be announced!

Saturday November 30th - Manchester

Robin Ince

Prof Tim O’Brien

Dr Helen Czerski

Dr Suzi Gage

Prof Sheena Cruickshank

Michael Marshall

 

And MANY more to be announced!

Thursday December 12th - London

Robin Ince

Dr Helen Czerski

Prof Lucie Green

Matt Parker

Helen Arney

Dr Simon Singh

 

And MANY more to be announced!

Friday December 13th - London

Robin Ince

Matt Parker

Prof Jon Butterworth

Prof Lucie Green

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris

Jo Neary

 

And MANY more to be announced!

Sunday December 15th - Family Matinee - London

Robin Ince

Bec Hill

Dr Dean Burnett

Alom Shaha

Ginny Smith

Greg Foot

And MANY more to be announced!

Thursday December 19th - London

Robin Ince

Prof Jim Al-Khalili

Josie Long

Dr Pete Etchells

Dr Brenna Hassett

Jonny & The Baptists

And MANY more to be announced!

Saturday December 21st - London

Robin Ince

Prof Chris Lintott

Dr Helen Czerski

George Egg

Dr Lucy Rogers

Dr Jenny Rohn

And MANY more to be announced!

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of unforeseen circumstances each night’s lineup is subject to change without notice.

Images by Natalie Shaw and Steve Best