Puppet shadow October shows run October 15 – 31! Email popup@skam.ca for inquiries.

SKAM brings our theatre to you with Pop-Up Theatre Home Delivery! Our Pop-Up theatre is transformed into an open-air stage on a flatbed truck, bringing shows all around the Greater Victoria Area.

Our October Pop-Up shows are each around 15 minutes in length and feature evening storytelling suitable for all ages through artistic shadow puppetry.  We have one show that leans on the spooky side, and one that is a heart-warming tale. You can book a show for your household, birthday or block party, community event, youth centre or family night – we do it all!

Pop-Up Theatre Home Delivery has been featured in CHEK News, CTV, CBC, Times Colonist and more.

“Our group LOVED the show! The women are very talented. Theatre SKAM is a gem!”
– Daphne

“Thanks again for coming to our street! It was great to see all the neighbours out, and we had some good chuckles.”
-Paula

“A great experience. Treat your neighbours, your family, your street. Very entertaining.”
– Sue

This project is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of Island Savings, Victoria Foundations’ Community Recovery Grant, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Victoria’s Strategic Plan Grant.  

Show Descriptions (choose from the following two shows!)

The Quest for the Moon

The Quest for the Moon is a heart-warming story perfect for listening as you get cozy under the stars.  The story follows a solitary young fox who is best friends with the Moon. When the Moon disappears one night, the fox embarks on a journey through beautiful landscapes to find his friend.

Suitable for all ages.

Original Story and Shadow Puppetry by Olivia Wheeler.
Directed by Olivia Wheeler.
Performed by Lynnea Chan, Kendra Bidwell, and  Sarah Hunsberger.
Collaborators Hannah Mariko Bell, Kendra Bidwell, Lynnéa Chan, Matthew Payne, and Logan Swain.
Narration by Kyra James.

 

 

 

Silly and Scary Stories


Silly & Scary Stories
brings to life classic (and spooky!) folktales through the use of shadow play. Suitable for brave 7 year-olds and up. You can request your level of desired spookiness upon booking.

Original Puppetry by Olivia Wheeler.
Directed by Justin Lee.
Performed by Lynnea Chan, Kendra Bidwell, and  Sarah Hunsberger. 
Collaborators Hannah Mariko Bell, Kendra Bidwell, Lynnéa Chan, Matthew Payne, and Logan Swain.  

 

 

 

What is the recommended donation amount?

Pop-Up Shows are by donation. You pay what you want: if you would like to see a show for free, that’s a-okay. Our donation suggestions are:

  • $60 – what we think one show is worth
  • $100 – if you want to cover the true production cost
  • >$100 – if you want to pay it forward so someone else can see a show for free. 
    Cash donations are accepted (contactless) on site. You can always book for free, or for $20, invite friends and encourage them to bring donations.
What are the location and space requirements?

We currently serve Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Saanich and View Royal – the five municipalities that contribute full shares to the CRD Arts Development Fund. If you live outside that boundary, please make us an offer.

The Pop-Up Truck needs a relatively flat space of 30 feet/two car lengths to park and with six metres between the audience and performers.

Do you do other pop up shows?

We have  different programming depending on the time of the year.  You can find out more about our past pop up shows here.

Book Your Show

We do performances on the select days on the calendar below between 6:30 – 9:00.

To book a 15 minute show, please contact us at popup@skam.ca with your preferred date, time, and show selection – we will do our best to accomodate all requests. Please book your show at least 24 hours in advance. Our bookings fill up, so we recommend booking as soon as you can.