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Video on Demand with Captions

Experience the joy of Christmas at The Watermill Theatre from the comfort of your own home in this beautifully filmed production of Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Available to watch from Friday 18 December until Sunday 3 January.

In order to book your ticket please scroll down using the scroll bar on the right hand side of this text. For more helpful FAQ's about how to make your booking and how to watch your video click here.


'The Watermill's retelling of Dickens' story succeeds magnificently in bringing comfort and cheer at this difficult time. 
The great writer would surely have been proud.'
- WhatsOnStage

It's Christmas Eve, and whilst London is alive with festive cheer and seasonal goodwill, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge grows meaner by the minute. A heartless money lender, who cares more about counting his coins than for his fellow man, Scrooge despises Christmas and everything to do with it. But will a timely visit from the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his wicked ways before it’s too late?

Two actor-musicians introduce us to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of extraordinary characters as you have never seen them before in a festive retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.

'This captivating production should definitely be on your Christmas wish list.'
- Newbury Today


'An exquisite piece of magical theatre'
- Musical Theatre Review

If you are a teacher have a look at our schools packages available to watch from January 2021.

Running Time
Act One: 50 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act Two: 25 minutes

Support and FAQs
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Suitable for ages 5+.

When you buy a ticket, you’ll get access to watch the show on one device only. Depending on the type of ticket you select, you will have access to the video for between 3 – 10 days. Your rental period will begin once you press play on the video for the first time. You can pause and restart the video as many times as you want to during the period you have access to it. A Christmas Carol will be available to watch between Friday 18 December to Sunday 3 January. You must begin watching no later than Sunday 3 January to activate your access to the video.

We will keep you updated via email if, for any reason, we are late delivering this version of the show.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. However, if you encounter a technical problem, let us know and we'll do everything we can to help. The email you receive after purchase is your ticket (check your junk mail if you can't find it) and contains the link to watch the video. Before the video goes live you will see a countdown clock, this is counting down to when the video will be available. Remember - all times shown are GMT. There's a link in the ticket (and on the confirmation page) that gives more information about how to watch.