• A Christmas Carol

Event Details

Tue 18 Dec - Sat 22 Dec

Time: 7.45pm

Venue: De Grey Rooms

Ticket Information: Tues - Fri: Standard ticket £18; Special ticket £22 | Sat: Ticket £26

Book Tickets


Presented by: European Arts Company

Writer: Charles Dickens

Directed by: Peter Craze

A Christmas Carol

In 1858, Charles Dickens came to York and gave a public reading of A Christmas Carol to rapturous applause. To celebrate the 160th anniversary of this momentous event, you can experience what it must have been like to be in the audience!

European Arts Company returns with a heart-warming evening in the presence of the author himself, as actor John O’Connor faithfully recreates Dickens’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story. A Christmas Carol was the first public reading Charles Dickens gave of his own work. He enacted it over 150 times and the effect on the public was phenomenal. ‘The success was most wonderful and prodigious – perfectly overwhelming and astounding altogether!’ he said after the first night.

In the beautiful Georgian setting of De Grey Rooms, come and enjoy some seasonal joy in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future.

"This almost feels immersive. John O’Connor’s performance is a delight. A festive treat." ★★★★ The Stage 

Tuesday - Friday:

Standard ticket £18 - includes glass of prosecco on arrival.

Special ticket £22 - includes glass of prosecco on arrival, plus mulled wine and a mince pie at the interval.


Ticket £26 - includes glass of prosecco on arrival, mulled wine and a mince pie at the interval and a band post show until 11pm.