Professional Theatre For Maine

A Christmas Carol

Dec 6 - 9, 2016

Charles Dickens, adapted by Christopher Schario

Don’t miss The Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed holiday production! Rediscover the magic of theatre, when six actors and a fiddler bring Charles Dickens’ classic story to life in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. 

These performance sell out quickly.  It is never too early to book your class for A Christmas Carol.

Dec 8 & 9 @ 9:30 am - SOLD OUT

Recommended for students in Grades 3 -12.


Lewiston’s Public Theatre’s ‘Christmas Carol’ delights imagination - Portland Press Herald
The audience is rapt as the Dickens classic unfolds with a magical narrative revealed through a child's eyes.

Watch a sneak peek of A Christmas Carol, then get tickets for your class.

With all the different versions out there of this story, we stay true to the heart of the story, while at the same time imaginatively rejuvenating this familiar tale.  Much of Dickens’ original text is used, with six actors sharing narration, and portraying various characters with the aid of a simple costume piece.  A live fiddler underscores the story with traditional Christmas music, and a hand-cranked wind machine and a thunder sheet create a delightfully theatrical atmosphere. Uncluttered by spectacle, the audience’s imagination is free to soar, and this classic story comes to life in a way you’ve never imagined.

The Public Theatre’s version begins with a child reading a copy of Dickens’ novel. As the child reads, five actors and a fiddler magically appear and slowly coax the child into joining the story and becoming the character of Tiny Tim. It’s a marvelous metaphor for the way literature grabs and transforms us, as well as an original way of illuminating this inspiring tale of human redemption. 

Runtimes are approximate.

Hearing Assistance and handicapped seating are available upon request.

Performance Times

Dec 6 9:30am Tickets
Dec 6 11:30am Tickets
Dec 7 9:30am Tickets
Dec 8 9:30am Tickets
Dec 8 11:30am Tickets
Dec 9 9:30am Tickets

Please plan on arriving at the Theatre approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance.  It takes time to seat large groups, even with general admission.

Please have the bus pull up to the front doors on Maple Street to let the students out.  There is room for groups to wait in the lobby to be seated.

There is ample parking for the bus on our lot.  Drivers are welcome to come inside and if there is room, they can watch the show.

No food or drink in the building.  We do not have space for students to eat lunches or snacks.  Your bus may stay in the lot following the show, if needed.

Please leave all backpacks on the bus.  If you have special circumstances, please bring them to our attention when you arrive.

If possible, please have students leave all their electronic devices on the bus.  All devices must be turned off during the performance.