A Christmas Carol

directed by JOSEPH HAJ

Wurtele Thrust Stage

A timeless holiday tale

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. In Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, the three spirits show Scrooge happy memories from his past, difficult realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his closed-hearted ways. Throughout his journey, Scrooge is forced to reckon with the man he has become and contemplate the man he could be — but only if his restless night leads to a change of heart by morning.

Three things to know

  • For the first time since 2010, the Guthrie will update the physical production of the family favorite, including new scenic, costume, prop, lighting and sound designs.
  • Artistic Director Joseph Haj directs, his first time directing A Christmas Carol onstage at the Guthrie, after co-directing the Dickens’ Holiday Classic film with E.G. Bailey in 2020.
  • This fresh-yet-faithful, world-premiere adaptation carefully tracks Scrooge’s journey to redemption and marks the moments when he becomes a willing participant in his own change of heart.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices range from $15 to $134. Discounts are available for students, seniors and children.

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Health and safety

To help keep the Guthrie as safe as possible for everyone in our community, all ticket holders must wear masks and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test to attend a performance at the theater.

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Family-friendly performances 

To help make it easier for families to attend A Christmas Carol this season, we’re pleased to offer 6:30 p.m. performances on select dates at reduced prices. Tickets range from $15 to $59 for adults. All tickets for children (ages 5–18) are $15. Although designed with families in mind, all patrons are welcome to attend.

  • Tuesday, November 16
  • Wednesday, November 17
  • Tuesday, November 30
  • Wednesday, December 1

Content advisory 

This production contains strobe lights, haze and fog.

Age recommendation 

We recommend A Christmas Carol for ages 8 and up. Everyone must have a ticket, and children under 5 are not admitted.

Venue info

A Christmas Carol will take place on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. 

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 


ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Relaxed performance

The Guthrie will offer a relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 5 at 1 p.m. Although these performances are open to all patrons, they are intentionally modified to accommodate patrons with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences or challenges attending the theater.

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