A Christmas Carol | Old Vic Tickets

A Christmas Carol | Old Vic Tickets
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A Christmas Carol | Old Vic Tickets

About A Christmas Carol | Old Vic

Enjoy the Christmas festivities in London this winter at Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol. The hit play returns to the Old Vic in 2023. Book A Christmas Carol tickets on TodayTix.

Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol adaptation premiered at the Old Vic in 2017, starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s since become a Christmas theatre institution, running at the Old Vic each holiday season. Over the years, actors including Paterson Joseph, Andrew Lincoln, Stephen Mangan, and Owen Teale have played Ebenezer Scrooge. This year, Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston leads the cast.

With a theatre transformed into the round and charming Christmas hymns, the A Christmas Carol play rejuvenates the Charles Dickens story. London Theatre raved about the 2021 production: “The music, beautifully arranged, saturates an evening that cuts to the soul, and to the essence of the theatrical, too.” You’ll want to make sure A Christmas Carol is part of your theatregoing plans.

Based on Charles Dickens's beloved work, the play follows Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve. As three ghosts visit Scrooge in one evening, can Scrooge reevaluate his outlook on life and find a new spirit by Christmas morning? The Old Vic is filled to the brim with mince pies, music, and plenty of merriment. God bless us everyone! Book A Christmas Carol tickets on TodayTix.

Run time

Approximately 2 hours including interval

Start date

November 11th, 2023

End date

January 6th, 2024



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Audiences Say
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
Must See!

65 reviews on Show-Score

Perfect christmas show, Clever set, Enchanting, Traditional and contemporary in equal measure
92 / 100
Alex Room
Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
100 / 100
Catherine 352
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting
99 / 100
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
92 / 100
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103 The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB


Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
Car park: Waterloo Station (4mins)
Directions from tube: (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

More information about A Christmas Carol | Old Vic

Jack Thorne’s treatment of this seasonal staple is moody, thoughtful, and heartfelt. Thorne is a master of bringing much-loved stories to life onstage, also working on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Thorne’s script, coupled with Matthew Warchus’s atmospheric direction, delivers the perfect blend of Dickensian mirth and Gothic darkness. Though the story is internationally known, this production breathes wintery life into the beloved masterpiece.

What To Watch For

  • Jack Thorne also writes for television. His credits include The Fades, and This Is England.
  • A Christmas Carol won five Tony Awards in 2019. A Christmas Carol won all the categories it was nominated in.
  • Hymns in A Christmas Carol include “O Holy Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Ding Dony Merrily on High,” and “I Saw Three Ships.”
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