Matthew Warchus’ critically acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol comes back to haunt the West End this winter! A timeless festive classic, Charles Dickens’ story follows a bitter Ebenezer Scrooge who visits his past, present and future alongside four Christmas ghosts.
Starring Peep Show’s much-loved Paterson Joseph, this heart-warming production of A Christmas Carol will not disappoint. With mince pies, music and a festive atmosphere, this is the perfect way to share some Christmas cheer with all of the family!
Recommended age: 8+
Running time: 2 hours 5 mins (including interval)
On a bleak, cold Christmas eve in Victorian England, hard-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge detests christmas and chooses to spend it alone, instead of with his nephew. A tight-fisted man, he refuses to give to the poor and over-works his underpaid clerk, Bob Crachit.That night, ghost Jacob Marley, his former business partner who passed away seven years ago, pays him a visit; informing him that three Christmas ghosts are coming to break him free of his selfishness. Transported through time, painfully visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge comes to realise the causes and consequences of his bitterness. Can he turn back the clock and change his ways in time for Christmas?
Tickets are priced at £12, £20, £30/£35, £40/£45, £55/£57.50, £65/£67.50. There are 1,067 seats in the Old Vic Theatre and it is split into the Stalls, Dress circle and the Lilian Baylis circle.
The Stalls: closest to the stage, the best seats in the house are located in the centre of the stalls. There are some slightly cheaper seats further back.
Dress Circle: one level above the stage, there are excellent seats at the front of the dress circle with amazing views of the stage.
Lilian Baylis Circle: furthest away from the stage, this section of the theatre includes the most affordable seats in the house
Child rate: 50% off Bands A–D (available on Mon–Thu only between 23 Nov–3 Dec and all January performances)
Premium, VIP, Group and Access tickets available
Standard Group Rates
10-19 tickets £65.00 reduced to £56
20 tickets or more £65.00 reduced to £46
Applies to Monday to Thursday performances 2-3 December 2019 and 6 January-16 January 2020
Primary and Secondary Schools 10+
Lillian Bayliss Circle reduced to £15
valid 2-3 December evenings and 6 and 11 December matinees.
Primary and Secondary Schools 10+
Lillian Bayliss Circle reduced to £14
valid performances 6-10 January and 13-17 January 2020.
Please be aware that all discounts are subject to capping restrictions, not all seats eligible for discount, discounts can be revoked at any time
The best way to exit the Old Vic is probably by public transport. The full address of the theatre is:
The Old Vic
The Cut, London
Waterloo station (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City) is a three minute walk from the Old Vic. Exit the station using EXIT 2 and turn right; the Old Vic is straight ahead of you about 220 steps away.
Southwark (Jubilee line) is a five minute walk away
Blackfriars station (District and Circle lines, and Southern Eastern national rail line) is a 15 minute walk away.
Waterloo station, which is a three minute walk away, serves the South West national rail line. Waterloo East is a five minute walk away and serves the South Eastern rail line.
There are bike racks next to the theatre on Webber Street, Lower Marsh and Waterloo Road. You can also use one of the several Santander Cycle hire docking stations near The Old Vic.
The local bus routes include 1, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 68, N1, N171 and N68
Please be aware that The Old Vic inside of the Congestion Charge Zone which applies from 7am until 6pm and costs £11.50 per day.
The nearby car parks are:
Hayward Gallery and Hungerford Bridge (both open between 7am–1am daily)
National Theatre Car Park (both open between 7am–1am daily)
Union Car Park, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU
Although access can be quite limited at the Old Vic, because the theatre is 201 years old, the theatre aims to be welcoming and accessible to all and a wheelchair accessible lift has been installed. You can purchase the Access Membership on their website which will allow you to pick the best seats in the house whilst buying your tickets online.
Facilities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons
The auditorium has Sennheiser Infrared System. You can use two different types of hearing devices: headsets for people who do not use hearing aids but would like amplified sound; or neck loops for use with a hearing aid by switching it to the T setting. If you have a digital hearing aid, please make sure that the ‘T’ setting is available. You can collect headsets from the main foyer before the show. When you are booking, please tell staff so that they can advise you on the best place to sit. A returnable £5 deposit is payable.
There are two loo blocks at the Penny bar and at the basement level. There is a wheelchair accessible loo and a gender neutral loo with an enclosed sink. On the Baylis Circle level on the 3rd floor there are two loo blocks. There is one ambulant ‘roomier’ loo here and one baby change. There is another accessible loo within the theatre itself.
There are two main entrances to the theatre. The Waterloo Road entrance is wheelchair accessible with a lift access to the Box office, the inner foyer and Penny bar and cafe on the basement level The Stalls is wheelchair accessible and can be entered from the inner foyer near the Box Office.
Audio described performance: 6 January, 2020
Captioned performance: 10 January, 2020.
A Christmas Carol 2019 cast is:
Myra McFadyen, Gloria Onitiri, Andrew Langtree, James Staddon, Steven Miller, Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray, Lara Mehmet, Lenny Rush, Eleanor Stollery, Melissa Allan, Kwêsi Edman, Hollie Edwin, Fred Haig, Nick Hart, Steven Miller, Maria Omakinwa, Samuel Townsend and Rebecca Trehearn.