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Dawn Petten and Christopher Allen in the 2019 production of The Birds & the Bees: set design by Ted Roberts; costume design by Alaia Hamer; lighting design by Michael K. Hewitt; photo by Moonrider Productions

Gather with friends—and make some new ones! The Arts Club Series at the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre gives you three diverse shows from one of Canada's most acclaimed theatre companies, close to home.

2020/21 Arts Club Series

The 2020/21 Arts Club Series at the Surrey Arts Centre will inspire connection, reflection, and big laughs:

  • Every Brilliant Thing—finding joy in life’s intricacies
  • The Cull—a new dinner party drama where secrets come to light and relationships unravel
  • The Birds & the Bees—rib-tickling realizations about life and love

See below the subscription pricing for full show descriptions and value-added performances.

Secure Great Value and Subscriber Perks

Subscribers always get the best seats at the best price. Subscribe by March 10 for additional savings! Call the box office at 604-501-5566 to subscribe, or subscribe online.

Subscribe Online

Please Note: If you are renewing your Arts Club subscription from the 2019/20 season your savings have automatically been applied.

If you are purchasing an Arts Club subscription from Surrey Civic Theatres for the first time or after a gap, use the promo code EARLYBIRD to access your savings.

Other subscriber benefits

  • Up to 24% (a $36 savings) off the cost of single tickets if you subscribe by March 17
  • Free ticket exchanges—need to change your show date? No problem!
  • $5 off additional tickets—just right when you want to invite a friend
  • $5 off individual tickets to Surrey Civic Theatres presentations in the 2020/21 season (the season’s lineup will be announced in mid-June)
  • Entry to win a $50 gift card to Browns Socialhouse (Zone A subscriptions only)
  • Free chocolate bar at your performance of Every Brilliant Thing

And as always, parking is free.​

Subscription Prices

The Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre is divided into zones so you can tailor your seating preference to your budget.

Zone A: $117
Zone B: $99
Zone C: $79

Save an additional $6 if you subscribe by March 17:

Zone A: $111
Zone B: $93
Zone C: $73

Prices include any taxes, facility fees, and service charges.

Every Brilliant Thing

Finding joy in life’s intricacies

By Duncan Macmillan with Johnny Donahoe

October 7–18, 2020

What do you do when you’re seven and mum finds it hard to be happy? Start making a list—ice cream, water fights, rollercoasters—a reminder to her of every brilliant thing worth living for. And then never stop adding to it. #315 The smell of old books. #994 Hairdressers who listen to what you want. #2000 Coffee. #9996 Sex. This unusually funny show about depression and love lets the list take on a life of its own.

“Possibly one of the funniest shows you’ll ever see” —The Guardian

The Cull

Secrets come to light and relationships unravel in this new dinner party drama

An Arts Club Silver Commission

By Michele Riml and Michael St. John Smith

January 13–23, 2021

While a forest fire rages out of control in the local mountains, a group of close friends gather for an anniversary celebration. When an unexpected gift turns a civil conversation about the local wolf cull into a fierce personal argument, a secret is revealed that threatens the stability of the “pack”—turning this particular dinner party into a night of eat or be eaten.

The Birds & the Bees

Rib-tickling realizations about life and love

By Mark Crawford

February 24–March 6, 2021

Sarah, a turkey farmer, has split up with her husband and moved in with her mom, Gail, a beekeeper. Add in Earl, the flirty neighbour, and Ben, an eager young graduate student, and you have the perfect breeding ground for unlikely attractions. Set in adjoining bedrooms, The Birds & the Bees is a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.

“What could be better therapy than an old-fashioned, knee-slapping, rip-roaring sex comedy?” —The Vancouver Sun

Audience Advisory: All shows include strong language and mature themes. The Birds & the Bees contains partial nudity and depictions of sexuality. Theatrical devices such as water-based stage fog, and strobe lighting may occur. Programming, casting, dates, and prices are subject to change. Prices include taxes and facility fees.

Showtimes

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30pm
  • Friday: 8pm
  • Saturday: 4pm and 8pm
  • Sunday: 2pm NEW SHOWTIME

Value-added Performances

Oct 7 | Jan 13 | Feb 24: Opening Night

Relax, socialize, and enjoy complimentary appetizers from 6:30pm.

Oct 9 | Jan 15 | Feb 26: First Friday

Enjoy dessert and coffee after the show—with a chance of actor sightings!

Oct 10 | Jan 16 | Feb 27: Paint at the Play

While you enjoy the 4pm show, we provide childcare for kids ages 6 to 11 with an experienced visual arts educator! It’s free with your ticket—call the box office at 604-501-5566 to register.

Oct 13 | Jan 19 | Mar 2: Pre-show Chat

Join us at 6:45pm in the lobby for an insider's look into the show.

Oct 15 | Jan 21 | Mar 4: Talkback Thursday

Stick around after the show for a chat with the actors.

Oct 17 | Jan 23 | Mar 6: VocalEye Audio Description

Are you blind or partially sighted? You can enjoy an enhanced theatre experience with live audio description during the 4pm performance. Use of equipment is free (just mention VocalEye when you book your ticket). Call the box office at 604-501-5566 in advance to reserve.

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