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A Christmas Carol

13 Nov 2021 to 8 Jan 2022

The Old Vic

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.
A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic

Image courtesy The Old Vic

Show details


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.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 8+

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Postal address:
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London SE1 8NB

Box office tel: 0844 871 7628

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Previews from:Saturday 13 November 2021

Closes:Saturday 8 January 2022

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Note: 7pm start time from 25 Nov

Various - check schedule for details.

Running time: To be confirmed



20, £30, £40, £55/£57.50, £65/£67.50

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Access information

Audio Described performance: Fri 10 Dec 2021, 7pm (touch tour at 5.15pm) 

Captioned performance: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 7pm

Relaxed Performance: Sat 11 Dec 2021, 1pm 


Author: Charles Dickens, adapted by Jack Thorne
Composer: Christopher Nightingale
Director: Matthew Warchus
Movement: Lizzi Gee


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