A Christmas Carol in the Painted Hall

3-23 December | Various dates & times
Tickets: £19.50 (adults) | £10 (children) | Earlybird tickets available
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Join us on 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+.


The Painted Hall café will be offering a special family Christmas menu to make your visit extra special.


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 14:30 on Sunday 12 December

BSL performance at 14:30 on Sunday 19 December


Victoria Boyce
Matt Burns
Niccolò Curradi
Rob Gathercole
Mia Jerome


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

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