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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 6–24, 2023


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

A Christmas Carol

Dec 6–24, 2023

“A smash hit! Holiday traditions don’t get any better”

Stark Insider

“A holiday treat for the entire family!”

KGO Radio

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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 will be your final chance to see this version of A Christmas Carol, one that has enchanted audience members like you for almost two decades. There will be a new version of A Christmas Carol in 2024—more on that soon. For now, don’t miss your chance to say farewell to this version of a classic. 

Do you have a young actor interested in auditioning for A Christmas Carol? You can find more information about Carol YC auditions here

InterACT Events

At A.C.T.’s free InterACT events, you can mingle with cast members, join interactive workshops with theater artists, and meet fellow theatergoers at hosted celebrations in our lounges.
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.