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Christmas Actually Tickets

Royal Festival Hall

Richard Curtis curates an evening of music, poetry, stories and festive joy in aid of Comic Relief, featuring a lineup of celebrity guests.

Celebrate the Season with Christmas Actually Tickets

Christmas is all around the Royal Festival Hall this year, as Richard Curtis brings the ultimate festive variety show Christmas Actually to the Southbank Centre venue. Enjoy live music, wintry stories, poetry and comedy performed by a star-studded lineup - and support Comic Relief at the same time! This feast for the senses is on for five days only and is the perfect celebration of a season we all love.

About Christmas Actually

Curated by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral; Notting Hill), this is a treasure trove of festive entertainment. Expect to be regaled by music, poetry, comedy and stories from a host of celebrity faces; live illustrations from some of the world’s most acclaimed artists; even more celebrity appearances via video link; lots of Christmas cracker jokes; hilarious letters to Santa from real children; and a festive sing-along to tie up the evening in a perfect bow.

In trademark Richard Curtis style - and with a name inspired by his iconic Christmas film Love, Actually - this is an evening of merriment and good-spirited fun that perfectly captures the spirit of the season as the nights draw in and get colder.

As if that wasn't enough, you will also be helping others: Christmas Actually is created in partnership with Comic Relief and funds will go towards supporting their year-round work on projects across the UK and further afield.

The Cast of Christmas Actually

As one of the co-founders of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis is no stranger to bringing celebrities together to entertain audiences whilst raising money for charity. In Christmas Actually, audiences can expect some amazing special guests and performances from familiar faces. The show is hosted by comedians Sanjeev Bhaskar and Jayde Adams, with performances by Flo & Joan and musical theatre star Miriam-Teak Lee. You can also expect some surprise guests at every performance.

Book Tickets for Christmas Actually at Southbank Centre

At Christmas you tell the truth, and the truth is that this is set to be the sparkling angel at the top of the tree for Southbank Centre audiences! Christmas Actually is a heartwarming, joyous celebration of the holiday that brings us together, and helps you give back too. It is in London for a strictly limited season from 7-11 December, so book early to avoid missing out.

Sorry this show closed 11 December 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
10 Dec 2023 - 11 Dec 2023
Running time:
2 hours.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 8+

Christmas Actually Reviews

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User Reviews


I had high hopes for this show as the creative team were also responsible for the hilarious fillm. Unfortunately, there was a lot of regurgitated comedy material, people, reading out, cracker, jokes, and a lot of video footage (which I could’ve watch Read more

Performance date: 11 December 2023

Christmas variety show in aid of Comic Relief providing seasonal music and laughs.

Performance date: 07 December 2023

Awful. Under-rehearsed and amateurish at best.

Performance date: 08 December 2023
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