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A Christmas Carol

Citizens Theatre

Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine.  A feared figure throughout the streets of London he is unmoved by any pleas for charity.

But one Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the true spirit of Christmas and the error of his ways.

This bold, theatrical adaptation captures the original spirit of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale. Directed by Dominic Hill who is renowned for his, “highly imaginative, transfixing productions” (Daily Telegraph), Christmas at the Citizens offers a magical, inventive, heart-warming and spine-tingling production of a festive classic. Guaranteed to appeal to young and old alike, A Christmas Carol will melt even the coldest of hearts and leave all rejoicing with Christmas spirit!

Family days

Join us for a lively, fun and informative family workshop, giving you an insider’s view of A Christmas Carol.


Schools Performances

We have several Schools performances in early December:
Wed 3 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Thu 4 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Fri 5 Dec - 10.30am
Tue 9 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Wed 10 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Thu 11 Dec - 10.30am
Fri 12 Dec - 10.30am
Tue 16 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Wed 17 Dec - 10.30am
Thu 18 Dec - 10.30am

We have a special schools group rate of £8.50. Please download and return this schools booking form.

Everyone is rejoicing with festive cheer but one man grumbles “bah humbug!”


  • 29 Nov 2014 to 3 Jan 2015
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    • Sat 29 Nov 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • Wed 3 Dec 2014 @ 10.00AM
    • Wed 3 Dec 2014 @ 1.30PM
    • Thu 4 Dec 2014 @ 10.00AM
    • Thu 4 Dec 2014 @ 1.30PM
    • Fri 5 Dec 2014 @ 10.30AM
    • Fri 5 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • Sat 6 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • Sat 6 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • Tue 9 Dec 2014 @ 10.00AM
    • Tue 9 Dec 2014 @ 1.30PM
    • Wed 10 Dec 2014 @ 10.00AM
    • Wed 10 Dec 2014 @ 1.30PM
    • Thu 11 Dec 2014 @ 10.30AM
    • Thu 11 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • Fri 12 Dec 2014 @ 10.30AM
    • *Fri 12 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • *Sat 13 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • *Sat 13 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • *Sun 14 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • Tue 16 Dec 2014 @ 10.00AM
    • Tue 16 Dec 2014 @ 1.30PM
    • Wed 17 Dec 2014 @ 10.30AM
    • Thu 18 Dec 2014 @ 10.30AM
    • Thu 18 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • *Sat 20 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • *Sat 20 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • *Sun 21 Dec 2014 @ 1.00PM
    • *Sun 21 Dec 2014 @ 5.00PM
    • *Mon 22 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • *Mon 22 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • *Tue 23 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • *Tue 23 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • *Wed 24 Dec 2014 @ 1.00PM
    • *Wed 24 Dec 2014 @ 5.00PM
    • *Fri 26 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • *Sat 27 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • *Sat 27 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • *Sun 28 Dec 2014 @ 1.00PM
    • *Sun 28 Dec 2014 @ 5.00PM
    • Tue 30 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • Tue 30 Dec 2014 @ 7.00PM
    • Wed 31 Dec 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • Fri 2 Jan 2015 @ 2.00PM
    • Sat 3 Jan 2015 @ 2.00PM
    • Sat 3 Jan 2015 @ 7.00PM

    • * = Peak performance

Main Theatre

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Family Tickets available by telephone bookings or in person at the theatre

Recommended for everyone 6 years+

Adult £10.50 | Child £6.50


Adult £14 - £18.50 | Child £8 - £11

Family & Friends Discounts:
Family of 3 (1 child min) £33 - £45
Family of 4 (2 child min) £42 - £55
Family of 5 (3 child min) £47 - £65


Adult £16 - £20 | Child £9 - £12

Family & Friends Discounts:
Family of 3 (1 child min) £36 - £48
Family of 4 (2 child min) £46 - £60
Family of 5 (3 child min) £54 - £71

£3 off full price tickets for Senior Citizens, Disabled and Students
£5 Gorbals Card (max 4 tickets)
£5 Unemployed

1 free ticket with every 10 booked
School Groups £8.50 (all performances)
Youth Groups £9.50 standard, £10 peak
Adult Groups (10 or more) £2.50 off each ticket

£2 online transaction fee applies

Preview 29 Nov
Audio Described 13 Dec, 2pm
Signed 12 Dec, 7pm
Captioned 20 Dec, 2pm

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Cast & Creative team >

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett
Directed by Dominic Hill
Design Rachael Canning
Puppet Design and Direction Rachael Canning

Praise for previous Christmas productions

“an impressively stylish and wonderfully engaging piece of seasonal theatre”
★★★★ Daily Telegraph

“ every way, from the captivating visual impact to the superb acting, this is the stuff of memorable theatre”
★★★★ The Herald

“Always a fun and engaging theatre experience for the whole family and an excellent alternative to traditional panto.”
Audience Member

“After going to the Citizens Theatre at Christmas, I will never go elsewhere again. I would highly recommend it to everyone, young and old.”
Audience member

“The quality of the production, creativity and originality were excellent. It’s why we book every year.”
Audience Member



22nd August 2014

Hello Heather, This production of Hamlet is the original Shakespearian language, however it has been shortened in places.

Heather Logan

18th August 2014

Hi there, I was wondering if this play is an adaptation of the original using contemporary language or is it fully performed in Shakesperian language? many thanks, Heather.

Margaret mcgrory

26th July 2014

Sounds fantastic I will defiantly bring my 7yr old granddaughter along.

Tracy Carruthers

7th July 2014

CL REPLIED I would like to enrol my 8yr old daughter in your weekly acting classes for sat or sun any of the times. Do you have spaces?

Tricia Preston

6th July 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful photographs that I have just come across today. Many many thanks for the workshop on Friday evening. It was wonderful and a true education for mankind world wide.

Bernard Johns

6th June 2014

I simply loved this glorious mash up of the Shakespeare. It had the play at its heart but didn't worry about it too much! The performances were full of energy and the action included me. I too am a regular theatre goer and I haven't seen something this fun and bold in years. Linda Hoskins needs to re-connect with her funny bone. If she has one.

Patricia Preston

1st June 2014

I am involved in a very small part of this play but I am astounded at the new up and coming talent this will open up to the world of acting, set,costume and sound. Truely a voyage of discovery for all theatre lovers both old and new. A must see and those that do will enjoy seeing new talent for the very first time and rewarded talent of the future. If anyone in the industry knows their stuff they will be rewarded by a show they will enjoy and seeing acting ability at it's best not to mention our wonderful Joyce and the band.Written by geniuses and will bring fond memories to our audience. What more can I say.

Francesrose kelly

17th May 2014

The Global Savages are coming to glasgow...and I personally cant wait....because I am in the show...I first met them in Rotterdam whilst doing a show there...and from me this humble glasgow gorbals savage....says aw right ma muckers...gone yer sell xxxx

David Nicol

9th May 2014

Wigz are the biz at the citz!


30th April 2014

If you want to learn more about Glasgow and the way people speak in this city, check out the YouTube Stanley Baxter video of Parliamo Glasgow.....

Liz Coll

26th April 2014

If you want to learn more about Glasgow and the way people speak in this city, check out the YouTube Stanley Baxter video of Parliamo Glasgow.....

rikki & dee

16th April 2014

What an excellent portraial of Ivor Cutler & his life. Full of humour, witt & surrealism. Full marks to the cast for a superb performance of the finest quality. This show should play in the west end. Would recommend it to everyone. Thank for a very entertaining evening!!!!!

Charlie Friel

14th April 2014

One of the best shows I have seen. I do hope it will be put on again in the future.

kim clugston

14th April 2014

I thought this production was utterly amazing! well done to all the actors, you were just brilliant! It so took me back to being a teenager and listening to John Peel every evening. I had Ivors records and books and he was a big influence on me way back then. This was funny and sentimental to me all at the same time. Thank you Vanishing point for making my weekend so special! grin)


31st March 2014

Wish I hadn't bothered to change from monday to sunday. Short, unprepared, disappointing show.

Citizens Theatre

31st March 2014

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot provide up-to-date availability for classes via these comments, you must contact the Box Office directly on 0141 429 0022.

Sarah Patterson

31st March 2014

The show was not good at all - quite boring in parts. Just as well it didn't last too long - about an hour and a half - including a 20 minute break! Definitely would not recommend.

Claire Lowney

27th March 2014

Hi Graeme Your name can be put on a waiting list by contacting our box office team on 0141 429 0022. Please be aware, though, that the list is already quite long!

Graeme watson

26th March 2014

I'm very keen to come & see ruby wax. Is there a list I could put my name on for my possible returned tickets? My mobile number is 07739706779. Cheers Graeme

Patricia Preston

14th March 2014

Congratulations to the crew and cast for the play 'Refugee Boy' for a job well done on Wednesday. I enjoyed the energy and movements throughout and so did my friends that were with me. Please pass on my best wishes to all involved and give them my thanks. Once again the 'Citizens' have excelled themselves on a play well done. I have recommended it to others who are sure to come along and see this show.

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