Buy Tickets From the 2020-2021 Season: A Christmas Carol Playing December 04, 2021 to December 23, 2021

$15 General Admission Preview Thurs Dec 2, 2021
$20 General Admission Preview Fri Dec 3, 2021

Drew Reeves as Scrooge (Photo by Jeff Watkins)

A Holiday Tradition at The Shakespeare Tavern for over 20 years, ASC is proud of this very special adaptation of a timeless classic. A handful of actors bring the wondrous art of storytelling to life, transporting you to Scrooge’s London counting house that fateful Christmas when Scrooge meets three Ghosts and a certain little boy named Tiny Tim. This enchanting holiday experience will bring the magic of the season to Scrooge, to The Tavern, and to you. Join us for some Dickens, a bit of song, and a lot of holiday cheer.

A Christmas Carol 2021​ BONUS PERFORMANCES​

Saturday December 4, 2021, RELAXED PERFORMANCE. 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Wednesday December 8, 2021. 7:30pm

Saturday December 11, 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Wednesday December 15, 2021, 7:30pm

Saturday December 18, 2021.  2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Tuesday December 21, 2021, 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm

Tuesday December 21, 2021. 7:30pm

Wednesday December 22, 2021. 7:30pm.

Thursday December 23, 2021, 2pm. Lunch menu available at 12:45pm


First thing to note is we open happily and with the awareness that things can change. We will continue to adapt and update our protocols and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic to keep everyone safe.  Please check here often for the latest information before your visit.

While in Georgia, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse cannot require that all audiences be vaccinated....but we think it’s a good idea if they are.

Our staff, actors, crew and volunteers will be fully vaccinated.

The City of Atlanta has issued a mask mandate for all indoor facilities (as of July 29, 2021). Until this is lifted, unless you are eating or drinking inside The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, masks must be worn at all times.. If you’re wearing a Tavern logo mask, maybe we will clap or do something special. If you are unable to wear a mask for the duration of your time in our building, please hold off on attending until the mandate is lifted.

Our bar and kitchen will be open with the same offerings as pre-pandemic. QR codes will be available for our menus.

We prefer cards for all payments. Please avoid using cash if possible. Don’t even think about bitcoin. Save it for your trip to space.

Hand sanitizer will be available at various stations in the building.

We have installed a REME HALO ultra-violet air filtering system. mmm...breathe in that clean clean particle-free air y’all!

Since our performers have to be vaccinated to be on our stage, so they won’t be wearing masks! Full-faces out!

The front row will now be 10ft from the front of the stage. If you intend to go Elizabethan and throw tomatoes at the stage, you’ll have to up your game, bro.

* Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 (including any variants) at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.

Director's Notes

Directed by J. Tony Brown

Show Information


Act One - 60 minutes
15 minute intermission
Act Two - 35 min

Show Roles

​Performances December 4 - 23, 2021

Show Times
In general, shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm.

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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