Bad Hat Theatre’s Peter Pan Has Landed in Granville Island

actors on stage in Peter Pan Images by Tim Matheson

We were provided tickets to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.


The Waterfront Theatre has plush comfortable seats but be prepared to be snuggle up close to your seat mate. The show itself tells the classic tale with pirates, lost boys, Tinkerbell, the Darling children, and the wild child himself who never wants to grow up. This version has put a folk and jazz twist making the songs much more upbeat than the original. They have some fun original songs too. The cast keeps the performance full of energy. There are multiple things going on the stage throughout the show, perfect for keeping young viewers entertained. The show is funny, energetic and entertaining. You could see the show multiple times and notice different things each time. Multiple actors play different roles, sometimes in the same scenes which added additional humor and playfulness to the play. Being that it was a smaller theatre the volume was a bit loud for us. I am not sure if it was proactive to deal with smaller viewers but something potentially to pack earplugs if you have sensory issues. The Toronto production swept the Dora TYA Awards in 2018.

Peter Pan is recommended for ages 4 and older, including adults who never wanted to grow up.

Images by Tim Matheson


Dates: November 23rd, 2019 – January 5th, 2020
Relaxed Performance: November 30th at 3 pm
Family Friday Performance: December 6 and 13 at 7 pm
Prices: Adults: $35; Seniors/Students: $29; Young People (Ages 3-18 years): $18
Address: The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island, Vancouver
Running Time: 75 minutes with a 15 minute intermission for public performances

About Carousel Theatre for Young People
Carousel Theatre for Young People empowers young people and families through playful, imaginative and accessible theatre experiences that develop emotional literacy. Located on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver, CTYP is Vancouver’s professional mainstage TYA Company. They are a gathering place for artists, young people and families to embark on a journey where imagination, a dash of magic, and an abundance of play are the recipe for a theatrical adventure that has lasting impact.

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