Scary Ghost Stories: A Victorian Tradition
December 8 @ 7:00 PM – December 10 @ 9:00 PM
Again on the 15th through 17th | From 7pm – 9pm
Join us in the historic Roedde House parlour for the once-popular Victorian tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas! This is our second year hosting these events which are presented by Famous Artists Limited – all new stories this year, so don’t miss out!
Step back into time for an evening that will take you to the 1800s as you enter Roedde House and are greeted by your hosts for the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Winchester (two theatre actors with Famous Artists Limited). The charming Winchesters will whisk you into the parlour and entertain you for the evening with chilling tales told by the soft glow of the parlour’s lights. They will read aloud from ghost stories of the period, which were meant to be shared in a cozy room on a cold winter’s night.
Tea and sweets will be then be served during a short intermission before audience members are invited back into the parlour for one last tale before the Winchesters send everyone off into the shadow-filled night.
- Masks are highly encouraged throughout the event, except for when audience members are partaking in refreshments during the designated break.
- Please ring the turn-key doorbell on the front door for entry.
- Give yourself plenty of time to find parking. There is paid parking at Broughton. Limited street parking is available on Robson and in the West End. If arriving by public transportation, the nearest skytrain station is Burrard, and we are on the #5 Robson bus route.
- There are two washrooms in the house, and one is wheelchair accessible.
- Entry through the side of the house without stairs can be arranged for those wishing to avoid the front steps of the main entrance. Please call or email in advance and we will be happy to accommodate.
Roedde House Museum is the restored home of Vancouver’s first bookbinder, Gustav Roedde. It was built in 1893 and its design is attributed to famed architect Francis Rattenbury. The interior has been restored and authentically furnished to look as it did in the late 1800s.
Income from events goes directly towards the continued preservation, restoration, and maintenance of the house, as well as the continuation of its programs.