A Christmas Carol

Booking Info


Marley was dead: to begin with. 

"Irresistibly theatrical! Mark Gatiss’s fabulous take on Dickens" Daily Telegraph

Mark Gatiss’s acclaimed retelling of Dickens’ winter ghost story returns to the hauntingly atmospheric Alexandra Palace with a brilliant new cast. Star of stage and screen Keith Allen (Shallow Grave, Robin Hood, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Pembrokeshire Murders, The Homecoming) will play the role of Scrooge with Peter Forbes (Follies) as Marley.
Filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects, prepare to be frightened and delighted in equal measure as you enter the supernatural Victorian world of A Christmas Carol.
It’s a cold Christmas Eve and mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge has an unexpected visit from the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley. Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn’t too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he’ll have to face three more eerie encounters…

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24 Nov - 7 Jan
Alexandra Palace Theatre
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Audio Described Performance
Wednesday 13 Dec 19:30

Captioned Performance
Thursday 4 Jan 19:30

For access information and to book access tickets, please visit the venue website.


Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Theatre Alexandra Palace Way London N22 7AY

The story of Alexandra Palace Theatre is truly unique. Opened in 1875, the Theatre was a place of spectacle and delight where audiences of up to 3,000 people were entertained by pantomime, opera, drama and ballet. A feat of Victorian engineering, the impressive stage machinery was designed so that performers could appear, fly into the air and disappear through the stage.

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Underground and Train

Wood Green is the nearest underground station on the Piccadilly Line. (journey time is 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus). Alexandra Palace Station is located at the Wood Green entrance to the Park. A regular train service runs direct from Moorgate, through Highbury & Islington or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.


Exit Wood Green Station and go to bus stop A to pick up the W3 bus up the hill to Alexandra Palace. The W3 bus runs from Finsbury Park and Tottenham to Alexandra Palace Ice Rink or Alexandra Palace Palm Court.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. We would prefer that you show us your e-ticket onto your phone in order to allow for contactless ticket scanning – let’s save a few trees too!

Yes toilets and baby changing facilities available. To help keep the venue covid-19 secure the toilets are cleaned on the hour every hour for approximately 15 mins.

Sadly not! Please do not bring large back, suitcases or rucksacks to the venue as these will not be permitted into theatre. Please don’t bring bags that are greater than A4 size approx. to the event. Please hang on to your stuff and be aware of where your valuables are throughout the event.