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A Christmas Carol
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11 Nov 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
2 hr 5 min with interval
Suitable for 8+

Why Watch A Christmas Carol?

  • Enjoy a production of the popular seasonal tale A Christmas Carol and feel the festive spirit rise within you.
  • Look upon the life of Ebenezer Scrooge and feel the magic of a Christmas miracle.
  • A Christmas Carol is a story of redemption, gratitude, greed, and selfishness all the makings of the perfect Christmas tale!
  • Join Scrooge on a journey through his life by purchasing A Christmas Carol London tickets this holiday season.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


It’s the festive season and what better time than Christmas to revisit the Dickensian classic, A Christmas Carol? Dickens wished for his story to be shared in an effort to bring people together and this production does just that. Produced by the artistic director of the Old Vic – Matthew Warchus, this production has been keeping the Christmas spirit alive since 2017.

Enjoy the perfect seasonal story with lessons on greed, compassion, forgiveness, and the passage of time. Watch as Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by otherworldly visitors about his life of greed and loneliness. Will this be enough to get him to change his ways or is it too late for Scrooge? Find out this and more by booking A Christmas Carol London tickets.

The Story

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man who hates Christmas. He is rude to the people who work for him, dismissive of his nephew whom he invited as a guest, and downright refuses to be charitable. His ways are soon confronted by ghosts from his past who take him on a journey through his past and his future. As Scrooge looks upon his life will he be moved enough to change? Enjoy this classic Christmas tale that has been retold in many ways over the years and learn about greed, compassion, and forgiveness. Don't miss your chance and book A Christmas Carol London tickets now!

Show Timings

  • Mon, Wed, Fri at 7:00 PM
  • Tues, Thurs, Sat at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Show timings for A Christmas Carol are subject to change every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Christopher Eccleston as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 8+.
  • Please keep in mind that the theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

A Christmas Carol Tickets

Book online tickets for A Christmas Carol play in London.

Booking Period: Bookings are open till 6 Jan 2024.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your A Christmas Carol voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic is a popular West End theatre that is located on the corner of the Cut in Lambeth, London. Established in the year 1818, it has seen diverse productions including Shakespearean classics and contemporary hits. While the theatre was fondly called “Old Vic” in the 1880s, the official renaming came much later.

Seating Capacity: 1067

Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: The Cut, London SE1 8NB, United Kingdom

Tube: The closest tube station is Jubilee and Northern

Bus: 139, 148, 168, 176, 211

Available Facilities: Cafe, Bar, Washrooms

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, Assistive Listening System, Guide dogs, Accessible Toilets, Access Performances, Visual and Hearing Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members might be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Old Vic Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formal are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About A Christmas Carol Tickets

How do I buy A Christmas Carol London tickets at West End?

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How much do the A Christmas Carol London tickets cost?

The cost of the A Christmas Carol London tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted A Christmas Carol London tickets?

Booking A Christmas Carol London tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for A Christmas Carol?

A Christmas Carol opens on 11 November 2023 at the Old Vic Theatre.

What age is A Christmas Carol appropriate for?

A Christmas Carol is suitable for children of ages 8 and above.

Where is A Christmas Carol playing in London?

A Christmas Carol is playing at the Old Vic Theatre in London and opens on 11 November 2023.

How long does A Christmas Carol run for?

The running time of A Christmas Carol is 2 hours and 5 minutes including the intermission.

What is A Christmas Carol about?

A Christmas Carol is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his greedy ways until he is forced to confront his thoughts on Christmas.

Who is the main star of A Christmas Carol?

The main star of A Christmas Carol is Emmy Award-winner Christopher Eccleston (Accused, The Leftovers), who is playing Ebenezer Scrooge.

What is the dress code while attending A Christmas Carol?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending A Christmas Carol?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending A Christmas Carol. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Old Vic Theatre?

Old Vic Theatre has multiple facilities including a cafe, bar, and toilets available for the audiences during A Christmas Carol.

Can I take pictures or videos of A Christmas Carol inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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