A Christmas Carol 2021

.9th SMASH Year!

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House
Charles Dickens in New York, 1867

With Omicron on the rise, out of an abundance of caution we have decided to CLOSE ahead of our final scheduled performance on Friday, December 31st.
If you have purchased tickets, they will be refunded to you.
​We’ll be back next year and we look forward to seeing you then.
Stay safe!

Strictly limited engagement
December 1 to December 31
Tickets $55-125. Run-time one hour.

All ticket sales are final.
Proof of vaccination and masks are required. Reduced seating capacity.
Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted.

See right sidebar for tickets and performance schedule.

Spectators buying tickets for Dickens's reading at Steinway Hall in New York City, 1867

Spectators buying tickets for Dickens’s reading at Steinway Hall, on 14th Street near Union Square, 1867

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In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

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“… we shall never have any entertainments more charming, or more full of genuine, legitimate and elevating pleasure …”
The New York Times, 1867

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.”
New York Herald, 1867

Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum.

John Kevin Jones in A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House

Surrounded by 19th century holiday decorations, flickering candles, and richly appointed period furnishings, audiences will be transported back 150 years in this captivating one-hour performance created from Dickens’ own script.

A Christmas Reception with Mr. Dickens! Toast the season with a cup of “Smoking Bishop” (mulled wine) and enjoy a special performance of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Mr. Dickens himself. The 19th century family room, kitchen, and garden (weather permitting) will be open to guests during the reception. Select performances only.

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“Masterful storytelling”           “True to Dickens’ voice”           “A tour de force”
“… a celebration of not only the holiday season, but of the value of everyday kindness.”

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Can’t attend in person? Join us virtually!

In this hour-long virtual performance, join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by John Kevin
Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale. You’ll be transported back 150 years in
this captivating one-hour performance created from Dickens’ own script.
$35; click here to purchase tickets.

This is a virtual event. Your ticket is good for three viewings of our
holiday classic anytime before January 1, 2022.

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A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House, Charles Dickens in New York, 1867, is presented by Summoners Ensemble Theatre in association with the Merchant’s House Museum and directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd.