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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol at Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
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There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking can be found on www.windsor.gov.uk

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  • Windsor Castle
    Performances will take place in the Waterloo Chamber and St George's Hall.
  • Daily (Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 - Thursday, 4 Jan 2018)
    Excl dates: Monday, 18 Dec 2017, Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017, Sunday, 24 Dec 2017, Monday, 25 Dec 2017, Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Adult £30.00
    Under 17 / Disabled £25.00
  • Twelve performances of A Christmas Carol will take place on 16, 17, 20-23, 27-30 December 2017 and 3, 4 January 2018.

    The performance starts at 19:00, but please arrive at the Admission Centre by 18:40 at the latest to allow time to enter the State Apartments.

    The Admission Centre will open at 18:00. Please note, due to the unique location of the performances, latecomers cannot be admitted.

For the first time, experience an immersive Christmas performance in the State Apartments at Windsor Castle.

It's the night before Christmas. The cobbles are awash with lamplight and the frost sparkles. Carol singers warm the air, spreading cheer and goodwill, but one lone figure refuses to embrace the Christmas spirit...

Be transported into the world of Dickens's A Christmas Carol as you accompany Ebenezer Scrooge from the Castle gates to the Waterloo Chamber, where Jacob Marley awaits to conjure his haunting dreams of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After a seated performance with action taking place all around, follow Scrooge into St George's Hall to celebrate his new found festive spirit beneath the breathtaking Christmas tree.

Experience Dickens's classic story in his own words with live music and immersive elements.

You could say Windsor Castle is the home of Christmas as we know it. Many of our favourite traditions were introduced by Queen Victoria, who looked upon Christmas as 'a most dear happy time'. We invite you to come and experience the same.

Practical information

  • This production is suitable for ages 7 and over.
  • The performance will be seated with action taking place all around in the Waterloo Chamber. The audience will walk into St George's Hall for the final scene.
  • All seats are unallocated. A number of large cushions will be available in the front row for some children to sit on.
  • Mobile telephones must be left in the secure cloakroom.
  • There will be an interval of approximately 20 minutes when refreshments will be available.
  • Food and drink cannot be consumed in the State Apartments, except for those served in the Guard Chamber and the Grand Vestibule during the interval.
  • Please note, filming may take place on the following dates: 20-23 December - final date to be confirmed.
  • For access requirements, please call +44 (0)303 123 7324.

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