TOURS FOR THE RECENTLY DECEASED
13 days of immersive & interactive tours through the mind of Tim Burton
The Beaumont Studios Artist Society, in partnership with The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is thrilled to announce the launch of Tours for the Recently Deceased, 13 days of interactive, darkly comedic ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ style guided tours, exploring the iconic characters and creations of Tim Burton.
Spread throughout two buildings encompassing over 25,000 sq ft, each 1 hour tour is made up of 30 newly departed guests, who, after meeting with their Afterlife Caseworker, will be split up into two groups and sent out to search for the characters and clues needed to reach their next destination, ultimately finding their way back to the land of the living (or grabbing a drink and dancing in purgatory).
A myriad of eerily lit hallways, creepy warped stairwells, secret doors and a maze of Burtonesque rooms await those who dare to journey through. As guests try to find their way around and out, they will be greeted by a host of characters, including Edward Scissorhands, the Queen of Hearts, Willy Wonka, Oogie Boogieman, and more – working together to solve challenges and find the right path. Drinks and snacks will be available during the tour, including a chance to sample Sweeney Todd’s world-famous ‘meat’ pies (just don’t ask too many questions).
Upon successful completion, the recently deceased will find their way to our Grand Hall, where they will be greeted by the mercurial and always inappropriate MC – ‘BetelGeuse’ – who will keep the afterlife after-party in full swing with music, cocktails, and perhaps a conga line or two.
TOUR DATES: Friday, October 18th – Thursday, October 31st, 2019
7 tours per evening, 7:20 pm, 7:40 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:20 pm, 8:40 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:20 pm, 9:40 pm, 10:00 pm*
*Friday-Saturday performances include 10:00 pm, 10:20 pm, and 11:00 pm tours.
Note: Kid-friendly tours run nightly from 7:20 pm to 8:40 pm 🙂
ABOUT THE BEAUMONT STUDIOS: The Beaumont Studios Artist Society was established in 2003 as an open and supportive environment to cater to a wide variety of emerging artists and creative professionals.
Situated at the corner of 5th and Alberta street and home to over 100 resident artists in 40 private studios, the Beaumont boasts an event space, art gallery and a unique artist-run thrift store. It is a multi-use space for rehearsals, seminars, workshops, classes, live and electronic music shows, private functions and creative one-of-a-kind art- based productions.
THE BEAUMONT is a community where all are welcome, breathing life into ideas to grow through collaborations and cross-pollination. We provide a platform to share each other’s work with audiences and generate opportunities to establish ongoing interactions between The Beaumont’s networks of artists, appreciators, and supporters within Vancouver and beyond.
THE DUSTY FLOWERPOT CABARET is a non-profit society run by Kat Single-Dain that produces the Parade of Lost Souls, runs a studio The Dusty Flower Shop, and a monthly ‘Third Thursday Cabaret’.