A Christmas Carol in the Painted Hall

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A Christmas Carol in the Painted Hall

3rd December 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 30th December 2021 @ 10:00 pm GMT


A thrilling musical adventure to the past, present and future!

Charles Dickens’ spooky festive tale is brought to life in the incredible surroundings of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. This vibrant new adaptation is great fun for all the family with original songs and music performed live by a cast of talented actor-musicians.

It’s midnight on Christmas Eve, a time when the spirits of Christmas come out to play. A spooky choir tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny-pinching businessman without a song in his heart. Scrooge hates Christmas and everything about it, but things are about to change when his business partner Jacob Marley returns from the grave…

Can Scrooge mend his ways before it’s too late?

Make A Christmas Carol part of your family Christmas celebrations in Greenwich. Shows will be performed throughout December: mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Suitable for children aged 5+.

Socially distanced performances are taking place on 8 and 12 December.

All attending staff and audience members will be required to wear a face covering and sanitise their hands on entry to the Painted Hall.

The Painted Hall is a large space with a high ceiling and adequate space for audiences to maintain a social distance when walking to and from their seats, however we recommend face coverings are kept on throughout the performance.

The cast and production team do a lateral flow test before each performance and we recommend that audiences also test on the day of the performance. If you have a temperature, any Covid symptoms or feel unwell, please do not attend.

Festive Food

Book your ticket with a special Christmas lunch menu in the Painted Hall Café to make your visit extra special:

Parsnip, Apple & Sage soup
Tomato & Basil soup

Ciabatta filled with turkey and trimmings
Sour dough bread filled with vegan nut roast and trimmings

A hot beverage and a mini mince pie

Book now.

3-30 December | Various dates & times – 2.30, 5 and 7.30.
Tickets: £19.50 (adults) | £10 (children)
Painted HallCast and Creative

  • Adult – £19.50
  • Personal Assistant – FreeDisabled visitors are welcome to bring a personal assistant at no extra charge. Proof of eligibility may be required for this ticket
  • Child – £10.00Aged 16 and under. Please note a child must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Family Ticket – £50.00This ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children. Please note a child must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Adult Wheelchair User (2 Spaces Available Per Performance) – £19.50
  • Child Wheelchair User (2 Spaces Available Per Performance – £10.00Aged 16 and under. Please note a child must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Victoria Boyce
Matt Burns
Niccolò Curradi
Rob Gathercole
Mia Jerome

Director Andy Barry
Composers Mary Erskine and Will Dollard
Book Matt Borgatti


Several morning performances are scheduled especially for schools. A perfect Christmas treat suitable for ages 5+, especially KS2 to GCSE students. Make a booking enquiry here.

Accessible Performances

Relaxed performance at 2:30pm on Sunday 12 December

BSL performance at 2:30pm on Sunday 19 December

About Goblin Theatre

A Christmas Carol is performed by Goblin Theatre, an acclaimed theatre company known for their innovative use of original music. Goblin has performed in lots of brilliant venues across the UK, including runs at the Southbank Centre, National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Exchange, Manchester, as well as two co-productions with Little Angel Theatre. Find out more.

Praise for Goblin

Incredible, innovative “ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  WhatsOnStage

Unmissable musical delight” ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out

A real treat” ★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

Funny and beautiful… dazzling” The Guardian


3rd December 2021 @ 2:30 pm GMT
30th December 2021 @ 10:00 pm GMT
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Old Royal Naval College
2 Cutty Sark Gardens
Greenwich, SE10 9LW United Kingdom
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