East Van Panto: Beauty and the Beast

Sunday December 17, 2023 at 2 pm at The York, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver | View Map | Phone

Vancouver’s most beloved holiday theatre tradition!

Bright, business-minded Belle has always been different from other kids growing up on the Drive. Her nose is always stuck in a book—a general ledger book that is!

Everything changes when she’s separated from her free-spirited dad Maurice and becomes imprisoned in an enchanted specialty grocery store by a strangely familiar Beast who seems very set in his ways. Time is running out and Belle and her new friends Miso Potts, little Tofu and their Bento Buds must do everything they can to flip the perspective of Belle’s captor and break the curse before the last cherry blossom falls!

Get ready for a hilarious adventure through the neighbourhoods of East Van! Featuring unforgettable characters, pop song parodies, stunning sets, silly costumes, and fantastic performances by some of Vancouver’s best actors, Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto is an enchanting experience for audiences of all ages!


The Cultch offers a 50% ticket discount to VocalEye users. Please call 604-251-1363 to purchase and be sure to mention VocalEye.

Produced by Theatre Replacement (Vancouver)
Written by Jivesh Parasram and Christine Quintana
Music by Veda Hille
Directed by Anita Rochon



“It is the silliest, most wonderful of traditions. And for me, it has become essential.”

—Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail