St Nicholas Priory
9th - 24th December 2021

"Absolutely thrilling. The magic of Christmas lives on!" Audience Feedback

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.  

Back by popular demand, Humbug! returns to St Nicholas Priory this December. Expect live music, video projections and plenty of festive cheer!


© Christopher Williams
© Christopher Williams
© Christopher Williams

More information

December 9th - 24th
4pm & 7pm

Our box office opens 30 minutes before the show. We are unable to admit latecomers once a performance has started so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

St Nicholas Priory now has central heating but we recommend wearing warm layers for maximum comfort.

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


Adults - £15
Children - £12
Family - £50

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 children of a sensitive nature. 


In order to keep the mysteries of the show a secret, the use of cameras and mobile phones is strictly prohibited. 

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 in The Mint, a footway leading off from Fore Street a little down the hill from the traffic lights and The Mint Methodist Church. 


Toilet facilities are available on site before and after the show, but will not be accessible during the performance.


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.