Richmond’s Gateway Theatre will celebrate the upcoming spooky season by launching a pop-up theatre featuring a life-sized version of its Halloween-themed miniature theatre kits.
The paper theatre kits, illustrated by local interdisciplinary artist Keely O’Brien and launched by the theatre last year, contain everything needed to stage a miniature play at home, including a script, cut-out ghostly characters, set pieces and backdrops.
With hopes of venturing further into the community, this year, the theatre will bring a life-size version of its Halloween-themed kits to two locations in Richmond - Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Aberdeen Centre.
“It’s an opportunity to create lifelong memories with family and we’re thrilled to bring the magic of performing arts into the community,” said Jasmine Chen, Gateway Theatre’s artistic and community producer, who collaborated with O’Brien to create the theatre play Hallows’ Eve.
For families who hope to continue the magical moments at home beyond their time at the pop-up theatre, some miniature paper-theatre kits will be available for purchase onsite.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
October 23 & 24, 2021 1:00-4:00 PM
No additional fee required to enter Hallows’ Eve Pop-up Theatre (Regular admission to the Cannery may apply)
Aberdeen Centre, Central Atrium
October 30 & 31, 2021 1:00-4:00 PM
For more information, visit gatewaytheatre.com/halloween.