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Paper Theatre

Hallows’ Eve paper theatre kits


Celebrate creativity and imagination this Halloween! Beautifully illustrated by local artist Keely O’Brien, our Hallows’ Eve paper theatre kit includes a build-your-own miniature theatre with enchanting backdrops and ghostly characters, a story to act out with family and friends, and other frighteningly fun activities included in your very own house program. Each paper theatre is a beautiful piece of original artwork that will leave art enthusiasts young and old curious about the happenings of this ethereal world. Assemble your own to breathe life into this whimsical landscape of ink, watercolour, and printmaking. 
Assembly instructions come in English as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese text – a perfect way to get the whole family involved. Assistance with assembly is recommended for children under the age of seven. Check out our how-to video for more details. 

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Items of the kit laid out flat: a graveyard backdrop, pumpkin patch backdrop, and haunted mansion backdrop, characters including pumpkin-headed figure, a ghost, a crow and a skunk, as well as miscellaneous set pieces (pumpkins, armchairs, gravestones).

Every Hallows' Eve paper theatre kit contains four characters, three backdrops, and an assortment of set pieces, and has been carefully packaged by us here at Gateway. Kits will be delivered via Canada Post beginning on October 8. Cost: $45. Free shipping within Canada. (Additional costs may apply for registered and international shipping). If you are looking to receive your kit by Halloween, please note the following shipping times:
Within Canada - 3 to 5 business days
International - 4 to 8 business days

History of Paper Theatre


As more and more of our time is spent online, we wanted to create a hands-on way for Gateway families to bond over the magic of performing arts. By assembling your Hallows’ Eve paper theatre kit, you’ll be taking part in a long tradition of miniature theatre dating back to the early 19th Century!

Two photos, one featuring an illustration of a field with pumpkins, black trees and purple fields, the other of a woman with brown hair pointing at her concept art that is posted all about her wall.As early as 1810, replicas of popular plays were sold as kits that people assembled at home, including the stage, scenery, performers and costumes. As they were modelled after real theatres and performers, these antique kits now provide historians an accurate look at the theatre world of the past. To add our own spin to the tradition, our kits were developed by Keely O’Brien using ink, watercolour, and printmaking, making each a beautiful piece of artwork as well as a tool for imaginative play. Our Hallows’ Eve paper theatre kit is in a very limited print – order yours today to bring the magic of theatre home!



How-to Video


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How does your Hallows’ Eve story end? Post about your paper theatre adventures using the hashtag #MyGTPaperTheatreKit for a chance to be featured on our social media channels! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @gatewaythtr.


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