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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh
Music by Karl Lundeberg
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Directed by Peter J. Kuo
Based on the original direction by Carey Perloff

Dec 1–24, 2022


Approximately 2 hours with one 20-minute intermission

This production features loud sound effects and the use of theatrical haze.

A Christmas Carol

Dec 1–24, 2022

Add A Christmas Carol to your new or renewing subscription package by calling the Box Office at 415.749.2228

“The best Christmas Carol ever . . . a guaranteed good time”

KCBS Radio

It’s been a long time since you last experienced A.C.T.’s celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns home. This version of A Christmas Carol—adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff—stays true to the heart of Dickens's timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. A Christmas Carol is a decades-long cornerstone of the A.C.T. repertory and has become a holiday tradition for families all around the San Francisco Bay Area.   

This acclaimed holiday event is finally back and we can’t wait to see you there! 

Check out the Christmas Carol Program

There is more for teachers and students in the Christmas Carol Educator Guide

A.C.T. is excited to offer our first ever sensory friendly performance of A Christmas Carol, on December 18 at 6 p.m.! Sensory friendly performances, also called relaxed performances, are designed to create an experience in the theater for neurodiverse audiences or anyone who has sensory sensitivities that might impact their ability to feel comfortable in a typical theater-going experience. A.C.T. designed this performance in collaboration with Inclusive Arts and their team of accessibility consultants, which includes individuals on the autism spectrum.  

For more specifics, please visit our Accessibility page.

GET TICKETS to the Sensory Friendly Performance on Dec 18 at 6 p.m., and find out what you can expect when you arrive at the theater in our Toni Rembe Theater Sensory Access Guide.

Looking for a more in-depth look at A Christmas Carol—including cast, characters, synopsis, sensory disclosures, and more? Check out the social narrative here (or in Spanish here).

A Christmas Carol is one of our family friendly productions. Whether you are looking for kid friendly activities or an event for friends of all ages, we have shows that will inspire and entertain your whole group. Learn more about our family friendly shows and events.

All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change. No refunds. Tickets are for personal use and not for resale.

COVID-19 Safety Policy
American Conservatory Theater is happy to welcome you to our home. Our COVID-19 policy is in accordance with guidelines provided by the State of California and City of San Francisco. At this time this means that masking is encouraged but not required. It also means that vaccination checks are no longer required to see a performance. These policies will be updated if city guidelines change.


Tasi Alabastro

Vivian Amirault

Jasper Bermudez

James Carpenter

Catherine Castellanos

John Chukwudelunzu

James Coniglio

Samara Edelstein

Evangeline Edwards

Steven Flores

Anthony Fusco

Cindy Goldfield

Brian Herndon

Dan Hiatt

Monique Hightower-Gaskin

Anya Jayaraman

Jeremy Kahn

Ayla Klasen

Adam KuveNiemann

Zia Libicki

Sharon Lockwood

Paloma Martinez Muhsin

Paige Mayes

Melina J.C. Meniktas

James Mercer II

Gia Moon

Emily Newsome

Amanda Le Nguyen

Sarita Ocón

Amber Rose Price

Xochitl Santillan

Samanvika Senthil Kumar

Laila Shahsavari

Anna Marie Sharpe

Howard Swain

Jomar Tagatac

B Noel Thomas

Madeline von Treskow

Rowen Weeramantry

Henry Wu