Photo by Truman Buffett

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory Falls
Directed by R. Hamilton Wright
Music by Adam Stern

November 24 – December 24
Run time: ~90 minutes, no intermission
Location: The Allen Theatre at ACT Contemporary Theatre

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Fill your heart with joy!

Charles Dickens’ enchanting tale of compassion and hope comes to life at ACT Contemporary Theatre.

On a snowy Christmas Eve brimming with memorable characters, ghostly apparitions, and visits to the past, present, and future, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the joy of charity and redemption.

Capture the timeless magic of Dickens’ Yuletide classic, proudly returning for the 48th year.

A Christmas Carol is recommended for ages 5 and up. Children under the age of 5 will not be allowed in the theatre. The production contains loud noises, the use of fog, bright and strobe lights, and images that may frighten very young children. For more information contact the Box Office at 206.292.7676.

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Subscribers to our 2023/24 season get 10% off A Christmas Carol tickets!


Please contact the Box Office at 206.292.7676 or email
Monday – Friday, noon – 5 pm.
Visit our Box Office page with more information here.

NOTE: Third-party ticket services such as, VividSeats,, and TicketCity are not official vendors for ACT Contemporary Theatre tickets.
To ensure your seat, purchase here, or when available, at Goldstar or TodayTix.

FOOD DRIVE PARTNERING WITH NORTHWEST HARVEST: Please bring unopened goods in their original packaging when you come to the show and drop off in the Northwest Harvest collection boxes.

Things to consider when deciding what to donate:
  • Give with respect.
  • Consider the nutrient density of what you are donating.
  • Opt for canned goods packed in water or items that are low sodium or low sugar.
  • When available, pop-top cans and other easy-open containers help make food more accessible. Avoid glass containers.

Holiday and Winter Merchandise: Limited holiday and winter merchandise will be available in the lobby before and after the show, and at intermission. Payment by credit card only. While supplies last.

First Time at ACT? Social Narratives are visual guides to assist our guests in what to expect when visiting our theatre.

Social Narrative for ACT's Allen Theatre


Sensory Access: Sensory Guides are scene-by-scene breakdowns to help our guests navigate the different sensory impacts that occur during a performance.

Sensory Guide for "A Christmas Carol"

Special Events

Student Matinees

Tuesday, November 28 at 11 AM
Wednesday, November 29 at 11 AM
Thursday, November 30 at 11 AM

Tickets are $12 per student and 1 free chaperone per 10 students. Additional chaperone tickets are $12.

To book your group, complete the ACT Group Tickets Request Form. A member of our Box Office will follow up to confirm your reservation. For questions email or call the Box Office at 206.292.7676.

Sensory Friendly Performance

Sunday, December 10 at 2pm

In partnership with Sensory Access and Seattle Theatre Group

"A Christmas Carol" Sensory-Friendly Performance Guide
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Audio Described Performance

Saturday, December 9 at 2pm

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ASL Performance

Saturday, December 9 at 2pm

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