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Welcome to your Panto Holiday Box!

Table of


1  …  Welcome Messages
2  …  Performance
3  …  Bonus Content: Sing-a-long
4  …  Bonus Content: Cultchcast
5  …  Bonus Content: Holiday Recipe

5  …  International Insights & Conversations
6  …  The Cultch Pen Pal Club!
7  …  Special Offers
8  …  Our Sponsors


Panto Come Home!

DEC 17–27, 2020 | Livestream Performances 

What do you get when you mix the best of all seven East Van Pantos, the York Theatre, and 350 pounds of past costumes? It’s Panto Come Home!


DEC 19, 22, 26: 2PM
DEC 19, 23, 26: 7PM
DEC 20, 27: 12PM

Your Family Holiday Box includes access to one Panto Come Home! livestream performance of your choice. If you have not selected your performance date yet, please log in at or contact The Cultch Box Office at or 604-251-1363 to select your show dates.

You will be emailed a performance reminder with a show watch link and password prior to your selected performance. If you have any questions or trouble accessing the shows online, please contact Box Office and we’d be happy to help!

*all showtimes in PST

Holiday Box Office Hours:

Mon-Sat: 12-5PM
Dec 24: 12-4PM
Christmas Day: Closed
Dec 26: 12-4PM
*Box Office agents are available 2 hours prior to all live stream performances via Live Chat, Email and Phone.



Panto Come Home! Family Activities and Sing-Along

Just because we can’t gather in person for the Panto doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and participate like you would in the theatre. Make the most out of your Panto at home viewing this year—download (and print if you’d like) the activities and sing-along sheets below to enhance your Panto Come Home! experience.

Holiday Recipe

Cultchcast: Shigematsu Shoots the Shit

This season, local favourite Tetsuro Shigematsu hosts a brand new Cultch podcast! Before he created some of your favourite shows (Empire of the Son, 1 Hour Photo, and Kuroko) Tetsuro was the host of CBC Radio One’s former afternoon series The Roundup. His experiences as an artist, writer, performer, and broadcaster make him the perfect host to have in-depth conversations with a variety of artists from our season.

Episode #5
with past Panto Kids!

Episode #6
with Panto Kids veterans, Mela & Maxine

International Insights
& Conversations

In what feels like another life as a performance curator, many of my days were spent researching work by going out and seeing it at events and festivals both here and around the world. Since March, we’ve all been grounded. It’s my fingers doing the walking, scrolling endlessly from my own living room. 

Whether we’ve adjusted to Zoom or not, we must be physically isolated for the moment and it’s the virtual that is bringing us together. In our isolation, we need strategies to overcome our collective grief, to be reminded that we are not alone in what we are experiencing. Here are some gems I’ve come across that remind me how together we truly are and what is possible to accomplish with that in mind

Joyce Rosario

Notes from the (virtual) field



We may not have a new Panto beer this year but our friends at Bomber Brewing still have the perfect Panto beer pairing for everyone! Bomber is offering delivery to your door so you can stay safe and enjoy their wide selection of seasonal and classic beers with Panto Come Home!

During the run of Panto Come Home! Bomber is offering Panto viewers a 15% discount—simply place your order at between December 17–27 and use discount code Panto2020

Must be 19+ years of age to participate. Promo code only valid December 17–27.

Dinner and a show!

Receive 15% off take-out and dine-in orders from the following Cultch restaurant partners!

Caffe La Tana

635 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3W3


1380 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X6

V.V Tapas Lounge

957 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 0H1



Thank you to our Panto Champion Sponsors:

With special thanks to: West Coast Reduction, Singleton Reynolds, Mark and Oonagh Pontin, and Kristina Egyed.