Written by Katy Mann with contributions by Sara Keller
Banish your bah humbugs, and celebrate the season at the IRT! Scrooge’s visits to the past, the present, and the future bring us hope in the dark of winter when we need it most. A Christmas Carol celebrates the power of kindness, family, and love in this treasured tale filled with laughter, tears, and redemption.
Tickets start at $25.
IRT’s A Christmas Carol Indianapolis Tradition
Take your family to see A Christmas Carol on stage at the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, November 18 – December 24, 2023. As a general reminder for families, A Christmas Carol is recommended for patrons in 4th grade and above. Due to content and length, productions are unsuitable for children under 4 years of age, and the IRT’s policy is that children under 4 are not permitted in the Theatre.
A Heartwarming Christmas Classic
The inspiring tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey from life as a miserly penny-pincher to a humbled, yet joyful man, ready to live a generous, grateful life, is one worth telling year after year. Charles Dickens’ beloved, heartwarming holiday story was originally published in 1843 and continues to move readers and theater-goers alike to this day.
If you have yet to introduce your child to the timeless classic for the first time, take advantage of this opportunity to see a quality production in a beautiful, historic location in Indianapolis. You may just find your family returning to the Indiana Repertory Theater over and over during the holidays for years to come.
A Great Performance in a Grand Setting
You don’t even have to step inside the Indiana Repertory Theater on Washington Street to appreciate the beauty of the building. Constructed in 1927 as a movie palace and ballroom, the intricately designed building transports visitors back in time and emits an aura of grandeur. The interior features delicate woodcarvings, a sweeping staircase, and handpainted murals.
Even if you are seated on the main level of the auditorium when you attend A Christmas Carol, don’t miss a walk around the second-story balcony. The perimeter of this level is lined with costumes, reference materials, and photos from previous shows throughout the years. Children and adults alike can develop a deeper appreciation for the creativity and dedication to craft, historical accuracy, and artistic expression that goes into every performance at the IRT.
Special Programs at IRT’s A Christmas Carol Indianapolis
Get a metaphorical peek behind the curtain through a engaging and informative conversation with a member of the A Christmas Carol Indianapolis production staff. Expect to spend about 20 minutes after the performance in an interactive conversation with an actor, director, or designer from the show. Artist Conversations are scheduled to occur after the following performances:
- Saturday, November 18: 2 pm show
- Sunday, December 3: 2 pm show
- Sunday, December 10: 2 pm show
- Tuesday, December 21: 7 pm show
Sensory Friendly Performance
While sensory supports are available upon request at all performances at IRT, a specific performance will be specially planned to be a welcoming, comfortable environment for all. Patrons, including children or adults with autism or other sensory sensitivities, can expect a show with adapted lighting and sound to create a more subdued experience. Doors open 1 hour before showtime.
- Saturday, December 2: 2 pm show
The IRT offers Assisted Listening Devices as a free service at all performances. One performance of A Christmas Carol Indianapolis will include a designated interpretation zone where those with hearing needs will be able to enjoy the show accompanied by an interpreter. Doors open 1 hour before showtime to allow guests time to meet with the interpreter.
- Sunday, December 3: 2 pm show
Make the most of your evening at the theater! See Monument Circle all dressed up for the holidays.
Don’t forget to grab dinner downtown!
Bicentennial Plaza features an ice skating rink during the winter months.