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A Christmas Carol


Watch this beloved Dickens classic in Jack Thorne's lovely adaptation brought to life at the West End. Christmas with the family wouldn't be complete without the iconic story of Scrooge and his miserly ways, a reminder that it's the holiday for togetherness and generosity.

Why Watch A Christmas Carol

Directed by Matthew Warchus and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne, A Christmas Carol returns to the West End, just in time for Christmas! This smash-hit production is back at the West End after receiving rave reviews last year. With terrific storytelling and production, this adaptation brings a larger-than-life retelling of a Dickensian classic.

The Story

As the ghosts spirit Scrooge from the present to his past and future, Dickens takes us on a magical journey from the miser’s dank and creaking house to cosy hearths, and from snowy graveyards to joyful festivities. This treasured story offers a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and the promise of redemption.

Good for

Charles Dickens Fans | Family activities | Fans of Christmas Stories

Critics Reviews

This is both a witty and deeply affecting take on A Christmas Carol.

But Matthew Warchus’ production is utterly atmospheric, too. There are some gorgeous moments with carols played out on handbells by the ensemble cast which, if you close your eyes, really do whisk you away to Victorian England. At other times, Christopher Nightingale’s score gives the classic tunes an epic, almost filmic treatment.
– LondonTheatre.co.uk

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Tue 7:00 PM
Wed 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Thu 7:30 PM
Fri, Sat & Sun 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

2 hours and 5 minutes, including 1 interval

Leading Roles
Stephen Tompkinson as Ebenezer Scrooge

Directed by
Matthew Warchus

Adapted for the Stage by
Jack Thorne

Based on
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 8 and above.

Available Facilities
In-house bar

The Old Vic Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,067.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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Additional Information

  • Please note this play contains haunting supernatural themes and some content which younger audiences may find upsetting.
  • All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes in arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.
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