Header: photos of Dawn Petten and Amanda Sum by Tim Matheson


East Van Panto:
Alice in Wonderland

East Van Panto takes a trip
through the looking glass!

When a terribly bored Alice follows a White Rabbit onto the Skytrain, she falls down a hole only to find herself in a Grandview-Woodlands Wonderland! While tracking this elusive bunny, she encounters transit police officers Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dumb, a busking Cheshire Cat, gets some questionable advice from a cannabis connoisseur caterpillar, and has a heck of a time at a Commercial Drive leftist tea party.

Once Alice discovers that the dastardly online mega-store owner, The Queen of Hearts, is using cookies (chocolate chip, that is!) to secretly steal East Van-ers data, she decides to stop her before all the local shops are priced out of existence!

The East Van Panto has never been so upside down. Hope we all come out of this trip in one piece!

Digital Presentation Sponsor, The Discovery Group.

Section A: $89.00
Section B: $69.00
Child (16 & under): $69 (available for section A + B)

Solo Party Ticket: $35.00
Bubble Party Ticket: $70.00
Household Party Ticket: $115.00 – save 20%!
Panto Virtual Party Package (10 tickets): $280 – Save 20% on 10 tickets!

NOV 24 – 28: 7:00pm
NOV 27, 28: 2:00pm
DEC 1 – 4, 9 – 12, 15 – 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30: 7:00pm
DEC 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31: 2:00pm
JAN 1: 2:00pm
JAN 2: 7:00pm

*all showtimes in PST

DEC 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30:  7:00pm
DEC 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31: 2:00pm
DEC 28: 12:00pm
JAN 1: 2:00pm
JAN 2: 7:00pm

*all showtimes in PST

This show is available in person at the York or streamed from home. 

Written by: Sonja Bennett
Directed by: Meg Roe
Music by: Veda Hille 
Musical Director: Ben Elliott

Dawn Petten
Amanda Sum
Mark Chavez
Ghazal Azarbad
Raugi Yu

Ben Elliott
Barry Mirochnick

Angus Yam
Katherine Matlashewski
Samantha Levy

Our Cultch Connects program provides free tickets for families, community groups, artists, and others who might not be able to otherwise experience our shows. If you would like to learn more about how to access Cultch Connects tickets, please reach out to outreach@thecultch.com.

“This is a show that will make you feel merry and bright again.”

— Janet Smith, Stir

“…funny, imaginative and exhilarating…should be near the top of everyone’s list of this year’s holiday shows.”

—  Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun

“A holiday tradition that joyously skewers convention.”

—  Kathleen Oliver, Georgia Straight