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Arts Club Series

Images representing Bed & Breakfast, The Shoplifters, and Kim's Convenience

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

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We know you love to laugh, so in the 2019/20 season you can look forward to three Canadian comedies:

  • Bed & Breakfast—two-man comedy with a huge heart
  • The Shoplifters—a quick-witted and topical play from Morris Panych
  • Kim's Convenience—the charming play that inspired the hit CBC series

To help make your experience the best it can be, we've pulled together some handy information (including restaurant partner discount, accessibility, and tips on getting to and parking at Centre Stage) on the Guest Services page.

Secure Great Value and Subscriber Perks

Subscribers always get the best seats at the best price. Plus, when you renew or subscribe by May 15, 2019, you'll also receive special perks!

Subscriber Perks—until May 15

  • Free Surrey Civic Theatres branded mobile phone card holder and ticket clip—with a Zone A subscription
  • Free chocolate bar

Other subscriber benefits

  • Up to 22% (a $33 savings) off the cost of single tickets
  • 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 2019/20 season (we'll announce the season in July)

And as always, parking is free.​

Subscription Prices

The Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre is divided into zones for certain productions, including Arts Club. This way you can tailor your seating preference to your budget.

These are the regular prices for all three shows.

Zone A: $114
Zone B: $99
Zone C: $79

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

Seating map of the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre showing zones A, B, C

 

Canadian Comedies

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October 9–20, 2019

Bed & Breakfast

By Mark Crawford

A charming comedy about being out and finding home

When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B. But will these big city boys face friction in their new community? With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two actors, it’s a heartfelt comedy about “being out,” skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.

“Full of charm and quiet humanity... Delightful” —Montreal Gazette

Audience advisory: Mature themes and some strong language

Running time is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, including intermission

January 15–25, 2020

The Shoplifters

By Morris Panych

Comic mishaps for society’s haves and have-nots

Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor. With sharp-witted comic observations, Morris Panych has expertly drawn a cast of misfit characters that will leave you rooting for all sides to come out on top.

“Packs a comic punch” —DC Theatre Scene

Audience advisory: Mature themes and some strong language

Running time is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, including intermission

February 19–29, 2020

Kim's Convenience

By Ins Choi

A corner store comedy

Based on the 2018 Pacific Theatre Production

Mr. Kim, a Korean shopkeeper, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family forgiving the past and confronting the future is a new Canadian classic. Ins Choi’s hilarious and touching debut play inspired the hit TV show of the same name.

“Gut-bustingly funny with a huge heart” —Vancouver Sun

Audience advisory: Mature themes and some strong language

Running time is approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes, with no intermission

The cast of Kim’s Convenience. Photo by Emily Cooper

Theatrical devices such as cigarettes (herbal or electronic only), water-based stage fog, and strobe lighting may occur in some productions.

Show Days & Times

7:30pm start time on weeknights—a great option if you have an early start the next day!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8pm
Sunday: 4pm

Value-added Performances

Opening Night Wednesday

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

October 9 | January 15 | February 19

First Friday

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

October 11 | January 17 | February 21

Paint at the Play (week 1, Saturday matinée)

An experienced visual art educator will entertain your 6 to 11 year-olds with art activities from 3:30pm to 6:30pm while you enjoy the show! It's free with your ticket—call the box office to register.

October 12 | January 18 | February 22

Pre-show Chat (week 2, Tuesday)

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

October 15 | January 21 | February 25

Talkback Thursday (week 2)

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

October 17 | January 23 | February 27

VocalEye (week 2, Saturday matinée)

Do you have vision loss? Live audio description of important visual details and physical actions is available. Use of equipment is free (just mention VocalEye when you book your subscription). Call the box office in advance to reserve.

October 19 | January 25 | February 29

 

Programming, artistic team, dates, and prices are subject to change.