A Christmas Carol Tickets
Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns to The Old Vic, joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story.
Age restrictionSuitable for ages 8+
Running time2hr 5 min (inc interval)
Performance dates12 November 2022 - 7 January 2023
ContentPlease 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.
This guidance is subject to change at short notice as we continue to monitor government advice LATERAL FLOW TESTS & PROOF OF NATURAL IMMUNITY To keep everyone safe, we strongly recommend that you take a lateral flow test on the day of your visit. If you receive a positive result we ask that you please do not attend the theatre and contact customer service as soon as possible. MASKS We strongly recommend and request that you wear a face mask at all times when at The Old Vic (including for the entirety of the performance) out of respect for other audience members and our companies and staff.
AccessThere will be an Audio Described Performance on Friday 09 December at 7pm (with Touch Tour at 5pm), a Captioned Performance on Monday 12 December at 7pm and a Relaxed Performance (will be audio described and captioned) on Saturday 10 December at 1pm.
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News / Productions / Photos
First Look: A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic Theatre for #OVSeason5
18 Nov, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Features / Casting
Casting announced for A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic
Following the huge success of Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic, it was only right that it was announced to return once again for a limited run this festive period. Tickets for A Christmas Carol at London’s The Old Vic are still available but won’t hang around for long now that Rebecca Trehearn and Andrew Langtree have been announced to be joining the cast. Read below for the full casting information for the must-see Christmas 2019 show.
10 Oct, 2019 | By Jade Ali
Don't miss Paterson Joseph in The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol
The Old Vic’s production of A Christmas Carol has become a staple of the West End Christmas season. The production has seen numerous big-name stars portray Ebeneezer Scrooge and this year will be no different. It has been announced that this year’s star will be Paterson Joseph.
12 Aug, 2019 | By Sarah Gengenbach
What’s on in London theatre this Christmas?
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to start decking those halls! You’ve probably had a busy year with another busy year ahead of you. But soon you can finally relax, don your gay apparel and spend some quality time with family and friends. And if you’re hoping to find the perfect family outing this holiday season, then look no further! The West End at Christmas is a magical time when all your favourite Christmas stories play out live on stage. From three different versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to choose from to the famed two-act ballet, The Nutcracker, there’s always a bit of something for everyone!
Are you more like the Grinch and not too into the holiday spirit? Not a problem! You’ll be happy to find many non-Christmas-themed shows to watch, like the London Palladium’s Snow White pantomime and Peppa Pig’s Adventure, for example.
We’ve made our list and we’ve checked it twice. Now have a look at out our picks for the Top 12 Christmas Shows in London 2018.
14 Nov, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting
Further casting announced for this year's Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol
The Old Vic Theatre has announced further casting for this year’s production of A Christmas Carol. This news comes after it was announced that Stephen Tompkinson would be starring as the cranky old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge.
20 Sep, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
200-year Old Vic Theatre announces Part 2 of its 2018-2019 Season
The Old Vic Theatre, which celebrated its 200th birthday this year, has just announced the highly anticipated lineup for Part 2 of its 2018-2019 Season. The news comes months after the Part 1 announcement when we were teased with the brand-new Lucy Prebble play, A Very Expensive Poison. The Old Vic’s 2018-2019 Season marks the fourth season with Matthew Warchus as Artistic Director.
20 Sep, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
The Old Vic Theatre announces its autumn/winter season
The Old Vic Theatre, which is currently celebrating its 200th anniversary since it first opened its doors in 1818, has just announced its lineup of shows for the autumn to winter season. Among such shows are Emma Rice's Wise Children and an all-new play by Lucy Prebble entitled A Very Expensive Poison that is based on the controversial assassination of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
5 Jun, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Christmas In The West End! 8 Must-See Shows This Holiday Season
A visit to the West End in the winter months is a very popular choice of, as it makes a great gift or day out with family and friends. It’s also the perfect way to spend a day off and escape the cold and Christmas madness! So if you’re stuck on what to see, I’m going to give you 8 reasons to be excited about Christmas in the West End.
9 Nov, 2015 | By Molly Richardson
News / Casting
Full Casting Announced For A Christmas Carol, Starring Jim Broadbent
Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore, Keir Charles and Samantha Spiro will join Jim Broadbent in the cast of A Christmas Carol at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Adeel Akhtar is best known for his work in film and television. He was BAFTA-nominated for his role in Utopia, played hapless Fessal in Chris Morris’ Four Lions and played Maroush in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. His work on-stage includes playing Guildenstern in Hamlet at the Young Vic.
22 Oct, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous