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A Christmas Carol

One magical night. Three terrifying ghosts.


A perfect tale for Christmas.

Christmas comes early this year as Northern Ballet's heart-warming and hugely popular adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale returns to the stage.

Colourful sets and costumes by Olivier Award winning Lez Brotherston (Northern Ballet's Romeo & Juliet, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands) conjure up a traditional Victorian Christmas, while Carl Davis' festive score blends classical music with traditional Christmas Carols, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

An audience favourite for over 20 years, A Christmas Carol is guaranteed to get your festive season off to a magical start. Book now.

Running time 2 hours 11 minutes

Please note that this production contains brief periods of strobe lighting.

Creative Team

  • Directed by Christopher Gable
  • Choreography by Massimo Moricone
  • Production Design by Lez Brotherston
  • Music by Carl Davis
  • Original Lighting by Paul Pyant
  • Tour Lighting by Johny Eyre
  • Ayana Kanda and David Ward in A Christmas Carol. Photo Bill Cooper
  • Georgina May as Nephew's wife. Photo  Bill Cooper
  • Hironao Takahashi as Bob Crachit and Darren Goldsmith as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Photo Bill Cooper

Touring to

This production is not currently touring, here is what we are performing in the coming months...

For full tour venues and dates see the national tour listings.

Previously toured to...


Norwich Leeds


Canterbury Norwich Hull Sheffield Bath Leeds


Milton Keynes Sheffield Nottingham Leeds




Norwich Canterbury Sheffield Bradford Manchester

Running time

  • Act 1 31 minutes
  • 20 minute interval
  • Act 2 32 minutes
  • 20 minute interval
  • Act 2 28 minutes

Total (inc intervals) 2 hours 11 minutes.

Please note this production contains brief periods of strobe lighting.