Vancouver Moving Theatre (VMT) creates art that celebrates the power of the human spirit; builds shared experiences that bridge cultural traditions, social groups and artistic disciplines; and gives voice to residents of the Downtown Eastside and beyond. VMT creates original theatrical, concert and interdisciplinary repertoire; produces the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, multi-disciplinary events, and special projects for diverse audiences; provides cultural services, information, educational and legacy resources; and delivers professional services with an attitude of cooperation and respect for community needs. 

"We’re here to open up the hearts and emotions of the people."

Stephen Lytton,
Downtown Eastside community actor and writer

Bah Humbug! Returns!

Bah Humbug! An Eastside Christmas Carol returns to SFU Woodward’s

Jim Byrnes as ScroogeDecember 7 - December 16, 2017

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction of Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director James Fagan Tait.

With a script that is fine-tuned annually in response to the current issues affecting Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES), Bah Humbug! offers an all-ages production that celebrates the transformative power of human redemption. 

Performance date & times:
Opening Night:
Thursday, December 7 | 7:30 PM

Evening Shows: December 8, 9, 13-16 | 7:30 PM
Matinees: December 9, 10 & 16 | 2:00 PM

Bah Humbug! features celebrated musician and storyteller Jim Byrnes* as Ebenezer Scrooge, Renae Morriseau* as the Narrator, Kevin McNulty* as Marley, and gospel and blues singer/actor as Tom Pickett* as Bob Cratchit. These Vancouver favourites are joined by a cast of professional and DTES community actors, including Stephen Lytton, winner of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award. 

*Appear with permission from Canadian Actors Equity


Join us for the 13th annual Heart of the City Festival, October 26 - November 6, 2016,

Click for Festival info

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