St Nicholas Priory, Exeter
12th - 24th December 2019 

★★★★★Grow Exeter Magazine
“Absolutely thrilling. The magic of Christmas lives on!”
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An atmospheric and immersive Christmas experience taking place throughout Exeter's oldest building. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through past, present and future in this theatrical reimagining of Charles Dickens' classic ghost story A Christmas Carol.  

Following a sell-out run last year, Humbug! returns to St Nicholas Priory this December. Expect live music, video projections and plenty of festive cheer! 

© Christopher Williams
© Christopher Williams
© Christopher Williams

Event Information

Doors open 30 minutes before the show. We are unable to admit latecomers once a performance has started so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

The show lasts approximately 80 minutes and there is no interval. 

St Nicholas Priory can get quite cold in winter. Warm layers and coats are highly recommended. 


Adults - £14
Children - £10
Family - £44

Tickets can be purchased online or via the TicketSource box office:  0333 666 3366

Recommended age: 8+

Humbug! has been designed with younger audience members in mind but aspects of the show may be too frightening for some children. 


The use of cameras and mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the performance.

St Nicholas Priory 

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, the priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

The two ranges remaining from the original four-sided structure are now managed by Exeter Historic Buildings Trust.


St Nicholas Priory is located on Mint Lane, a footway leading off from Fore Street. The entrance to the lane can be found between the Little Drop Of Poison pub and TapiTapa restaurant.


This is a promenade performance. Some seating will be available during the show but there may be sections where you are required to stand.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this historic venue, Humbug! is not suitable for wheelchair users.