Immersive Christmas Carol exhibit opening in Vancouver next week

Dec 5 2020, 3:49 pm

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Vancouver’s Roedde House Museum is being transformed into the home of Ebenezer Scrooge for the world premiere of “An Immersive Christmas Carol.”

Starting December 8, the audio-visual experience will allow visitors to walk through the classic Dickens tale. Located in an old Victorian house, the museum is the perfect location to bring the story to life.

According to a release, guests will experience all the clanking chains, spirit apparitions, and echoing voices described in the story as they walk through the shadows of Christmas past, present, and future.

Christmas Carol

Roedde House Museum

The show, put on by production company Famous Artists Limited, uses nine Epson Lightscene projectors to create an immersive experience.

The projectors simultaneously illuminate and project to captivate audiences. Their discreet design helps them blend seamlessly into the museum so as not to distract from the experience.

“We wanted to produce a fun, holiday experience that allows visitors to engage in the story of Scrooge, while staying safe, as we head towards the tail-end of a tough year,” said Bill Allman, a producer at Famous Artists Limited. “The Roedde House Museum is the perfect place to set the mood for this production.”

The experience is COVID-19 safe, organizers say. Tickets will be timed for entry to promote physical distancing, and no more than five people will be allowed in a group.

Masks will be mandatory throughout the event, and high-touch areas will be regularly sanitized.

An Immersive Christmas Carol

When:​ December 8 to 19, 2020

Where:​ Roedde House Museum, 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver

Tickets: ​Available online, $25 per person