'A Christmas Carol' at the Guthrie: Why To Go this Holiday Season

November 28, 2023

On November 11, the Guthrie Theater will begin their 49th run of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Beautifully transported from the page to the stage, this play will open your heart to the spirit of Christmas as we enter the holiday season!

This beautiful story about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge learning about the importance and power of kindness and generosity is a wonderful way to prepare for the holiday season. Though it was originally written by Charles Dickens in 1843, this story has been adapted many times into film, theater, and other mediums. Now, for the 49th time, an adaptation of this story, in the form of a play, will be brought to the Guthrie Theater.

How to see A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie:

Ticket prices range from $24 to $134 To purchase tickets, head to their website and select the show you would like to attend! If you are looking to find tickets more affordably, do not purchase tickets from third-party websites. Instead, look into which of the Guthrie’s student discounts and rush tickets are available! For more information, please be sure to check out the Guthrie’s discounts page.

When it comes to selecting a performance, you can look for special offerings that the Guthrie provides at specific performances. There are ASL-interpreted performances of this show as well and more accessible and relaxed performances offered many times throughout the season, so be sure to check those out as well if you would like!

The theater is located pretty close to North Central University and is within walking distance, though with the temperature dropping as we near Christmastime, driving there and parking on the street near the theater or in the Riverview Parking Ramp (which cost $12 normally and up to around $40 when U.S. Bank Stadium events are being held). Whichever way you choose, it is easy to get to your seat for the show!

Overall, this historic show is a staple to the holiday season in Minnesota and has themes that are still relevant to today. Be sure to buy some tickets to bring in the Christmas season!

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? Check out this beautiful play that's only a few minutes away!