OLD VIC: IN CAMERA – A Christmas Carol

A Version by Jack Thorne
12–24 Dec

Provides all of the Christmas cheer you’ll need this season

The New York Times – Critic’s Pick

A CHRISTMAS CAROL was performed and streamed live from The Old Vic stage to 73 countries across the globe from Sat 12–Thu 24 Dec 2020.

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Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol returns to our stage this year, to be performed live from our auditorium and streamed to homes across the world.

This Christmas, come together with your household or with friends and family online to take part in the music and merriment of this uplifting story, joyously adapted by Jack Thorne.

A Christmas Carol will be performed and streamed live as part of our Old Vic: In Camera series. We hope that you will join with us to support the series and feel excited to be part of a live theatre community once again. We need your help in making sure that The Old Vic and our productions are still here to enjoy once our much-missed normal lives resume.

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School Groups (excluding Lambeth and Southwark state schools): £50 per group

To book your Schools Ticket, please book here.

You only need to book one ticket if you plan on watching on one screen, even if you’ll be watching on the same screen with a group.


Charity Partner

Every Christmas we encourage our audiences to donate to a charity whose missions align with the themes of A Christmas Carol. This year, despite not being able to fundraise in person, we continue in our commitment and are delighted to announce FoodCycle as our Charity Partner for 2020. We are also delighted to share that writer Jack Thorne, together with his wife Rachel, has generously pledged to match all A Christmas Carol FoodCycle donations received from the public up to £250,000. We hope this will inspire people to support. Read more about FoodCycle here.



The Old Vic: In Camera series is made possible thanks to the unwavering support of Royal Bank of Canada as The Old Vic’s visionary Principal Partner. Since the beginning of Matthew Warchus’ tenure in 2015, RBC has sponsored over 30 main stage productions and now, in the face of such challenging times, RBC continues to stand alongside us and support our theatre and our audiences by enabling the delivery of this series. And, thanks to PwC’s steadfast generosity through this crisis, we’re delighted to be able to make this artistic initiative widely accessible with a number of PwC £10 Tickets offered across all performances.

This production of A Christmas Carol is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Royal Bank of Canada – Principal Partner

PwC – PwC £10 Previews Partner

A Christmas Carol is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies

With special thanks to our Streaming Provider, Zoom

Tickets: PwC £10 Tickets, £20, £30, £40, £55, £65

All ticket prices offer the same view. Please give what you can or consider chipping in for a higher price ticket if you’re watching on the same screen with a group. Only one ticket required per household.

A Souvenir Ticket including a limited edition souvenir poster is also available. This will be posted to you no later than January 2021 (available to UK postal addresses only).

All performance times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). These performances are live streamed using Zoom.

RUNNING TIME: approx. two hours, including a 15 min interval

Suitable for ages 8+. Please note flashing lights will be used at different points throughout the show.

We strongly advise that you use the Zoom app to what the production, as this will be a better experience than watching via a browser.

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