Go to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

20–24 December

To lift your spirits this December, the award-winning stage spectacle – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – premieres at Canberra Theatre Centre. Brimful of song, humour, love, and lashings of festive joy, A Christmas Carol is a magical, grand-in-scale production – perfect for the entire family. It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is counting down the seconds until the silliness of the season passes. Deeply entrenched in his own misery, Scrooge receives a visit from four ghosts who whisk him away on a journey through Christmases past, present and future. Here, he revisits fragments of his life and is faced with a number of choices. Redemption is his for the taking – but is Old Scrooge capable of changing his ways before it’s too late? Complete with live music, yule-tide carolling, innovative video design, lavish costumes and, of course, snow, A Christmas Carol is quite simply “the most uplifting theatrical experience you’ll have this year” (The Courier-Mail). Kickstart your festive celebrations this year with our special Christmas performances – strictly limited tickets! “It’s the perfect Christmas play, really, and now I want to see it again. And again. And next year as well.” – The Courier-Mail ★★★★★ “Phenomenal … I can honestly say this is the best show I’ve seen all year.” – Broadway World ★★★★★ “Superb. The visual elements surpasses anything we’ve seen before.” – XS Entertainment ★★★★★ “Perfect.” – Stage Whispers

Show details:

Synopsis

20–24 December

To lift your spirits this December, the award-winning stage spectacle – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – premieres at Canberra Theatre Centre. Brimful of song, humour, love, and lashings of festive joy, A Christmas Carol is a magical, grand-in-scale production – perfect for the entire family.

It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is counting down the seconds until the silliness of the season passes. Deeply entrenched in his own misery, Scrooge receives a visit from four ghosts who whisk him away on a journey through Christmases past, present and future. Here, he revisits fragments of his life and is faced with a number of choices. Redemption is his for the taking – but is Old Scrooge capable of changing his ways before it’s too late?

Complete with live music, yule-tide carolling, innovative video design, lavish costumes and, of course, snow, A Christmas Carol is quite simply “the most uplifting theatrical experience you’ll have this year” (The Courier-Mail).

Kickstart your festive celebrations this year with our special Christmas performances – strictly limited tickets!

“It’s the perfect Christmas play, really, and now I want to see it again. And again. And next year as well.” – The Courier-Mail

★★★★★ “Phenomenal … I can honestly say this is the best show I’ve seen all year.” – Broadway World

★★★★★ “Superb. The visual elements surpasses anything we’ve seen before.” – XS Entertainment

★★★★★ “Perfect.” – Stage Whispers

Dates & Times

Tuesday 20 December, 7pm (Preview)

Wednesday 21 December, 2pm & 7pm (Opening Night)

Thursday 22 December, 2pm & 7pm

Friday 23 December, 2pm & 7pm

Saturday 24 December, 2pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and shake & stir theatre co

CATEGORY:
Family & Kids, Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 90, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
A Christmas Carol contains supernatural themes, haze, smoke, strobe effects and loud music.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children 10+.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION


Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Christmas Cheer Package Details + Terms and Conditions

Inclusions

  • 4 x A Reserve Tickets (max. 3 adults)
  • 4 x Premium Drinks from Canberra Theatre Centre bar (selection of premium drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks and festive mocktails)
  • 1 x Printed Souvenir Program

How to purchase

  • Click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button on the right of this page, or select your preferred date/time in the calendar to enter the ticketing website.
  • Select four (4) seats and click ‘Continue’.
  • Change the quantity of ‘CHRISTMAS CHEER WITH PREMIUM DRINKS & PROGRAM (4 TICKETS, MAX 3 ADULTS)’ from 0 to 4, using the drop down arrow (see example below).

Christmas Cheer Package – How To Book

  • Click ‘Continue’ and complete your purchase.

Your visit to the theatre

  • Ticket Collection – If you have opted for ‘venue pick up’ ticket collection, you can collect your tickets from the Box Office.
  • Your included 4 x Premium Drinks can be collected from the bar on presentation of ticket (one drink per ticket).
  • Further information will be distributed closer to the performance dates regarding Souvenir Program collection.

Terms & Conditions

  • There is a maximum of three (3) adult tickets to be included in the Christmas Cheer Package.
  • Please note that the contact details provided at the point of purchase are the details used to communicate any information from Canberra Theatre Centre ahead of the performance.
  • The package includes a selection of premium drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks and festive mocktails from the Canberra Theatre Centre bar.
  • The package includes one (1) Printed Souvenir Program (to be shared amongst the group).

Christmas Party Package Details

Limited number of Christmas Party Packages available

If you’re looking for a magical and truly unique Christmas Party for your staff, colleagues and clients, Canberra Theatre Centre has the perfect event for businesses of all sizes this December.

We are offering corporate Christmas Party Packages celebrating A Christmas Carol in a range of spaces around our venue including:

  • The Playhouse Stage – for parties of 80+ (max 100)
  • The Playhouse VIP Room – for parties of 40+ (max 50)
  • The Link Foyer – for parties of 30+ (max 250)

Parties can be held before or after the show – depending on your organisation’s preference and availability. Our experienced Front of House team will take care of all the details, including drinks, canapes, and service.

For more information, or to arrange a quote, please contact venuehire@canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

Cast & Creatives

Creators: Ross Balbuziente, Nelle Lee, Nick Skubij
Adaptor: Nelle Lee
Director: Michael Futcher
Designer: Josh McIntosh
Composer: Salliana Campbell
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Video Designer: Craig Wilkinson
Sound Designer: Guy Webster

Established in 2006, shake & stir theatre co is one of the largest privately owned and operated theatre companies in Australia and a major force on the national and NZ touring landscape. Whether presenting staged adaptations of classic literature, contemporary Shakespeare for young people or politically and socially motivated new work, shake & stir are renowned as producers of high-quality entertainment incorporating cutting edge production values with contemporary relevance and diverse audience appeal.

COVID-19 SAFETY

At Canberra Theatre Centre, your safety is our priority.

Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

What else are we doing to keep you safe?

We are taking every precaution to make theatre attendance safe, find out how here.

 

NEED TO KNOW

Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.

Please read about our stance on scalping here.

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