"Christopher Eccleston is a Scrooge for the ages"
-The Arts Desk-

"the very best of Christmas"
-The i-

A Christmas Carol Tickets

A Christmas Carol Ticket Prices

Bah, humbug! Christopher Eccleston stars as Scrooge in the Old Vic's A Christmas Carol, which has warmed the cockles of London theatregoers since 2017. Step into the auditorium and be met by the sights of Victorian London and smells of Christmas - orange, cinnamon, and maybe a free mince pie to nibble as you take your seat.

Tickets for this immersive, fun festive play start at just £15, but be quick because these sell out every year! Top price tickets cost up to £156, and there is a decent range of prices in between that will suit most budgets.

Old Vic A Christmas Carol Discount Tickets

This show has rapidly become one of the highlights of the season for many theatre fans, and tickets sell fairly quickly at full price. Discounts may be available during sales like Black Friday, but this is not guaranteed.

A more reliable way to save money is to research where to sit for the best price. There are several hidden gems in the Old Vic Theatre that have views far superior than the price tag might suggest. For example, restricted view seats at the end of rows in the Dress Circle, such as E34, are cheaper than the seats next to them because a pillar is in your eyeliner. However, this pillar is at the front of the section and at most shows does not restrict much at all.

It is worth checking comments on SeatPlan and Theatre Monkey for tips about which RV seats are Christmas crackers from theatergoers who have sat in them.

When to Book Tickets

Ticket availability in the cheapest price bands is often limited a few months ahead of time (especially at weekend performances), so book early for the best choice of seats within your budget. A Christmas Carol last minute tickets are not usually any cheaper than those booked in advance, but you may get a bargain if you ask at the box office on the day.

If you have a lot of flexibility and can see the show on a weekday evening, tickets are less expensive on Monday - Thursday and earlier in the run.

Top Tips For Your Visit

The Old Vic Theatre is a little outside of the main West End area, but there is plenty to do before a show that won't break the bank. Just 12 minutes walk away, the Southbank Centre's Winter Market is in full swing until 26 December, with street food and independent trader stalls.

Inside the venue, plastic drink bottles are allowed, along with small cold snacks if you do not want to spend lots at the bar. The cloakroom is in the foyer, but cannot hold suitcases or large bags. Stasher and Luggage Hero locations are affordable alternatives for luggage storage.

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Playing at

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
Seating Plan

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Booking period

11th Nov 2023

30th Nov 2023

6th Jan 2024

Running time

Will be confirmed when show opens


Best for age 8+