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Arts Club On Tour Series

L–R: Cast and creators of Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty. Photo by Emily Cooper; Misery illustration; Meg Roe and Andrew McNee in Onegin. Photo by David Cooper

Gather with friends—and make some new ones! The Arts Club On Tour Series at the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre gives you three shows from Vancouver’s most acclaimed theatre company, close to home.

You can look forward to a new generation of laughs in Mom's the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty, Stephen King's chilling thriller Misery, and Onegin, the hit musical as immersive as love itself.

Plus, 2017/18 is our 50th anniversary—and it's gold! The Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre opened its first show in 1968, and Surrey Civic Theatres will be celebrating this milestone all season long.

Now is the perfect time to subscribe—the benefits have never been better! Subscribers always get the best seats at the best price!

Exclusive Subscriber Benefits

  • Save up to 22% off the cost of single tickets
  • $5 off individual tickets to Surrey Civic Theatres presentations in the 2017/18 season
  • Free ticket exchanges—need to change your show date? No problem!
  • A bar of chocolate when you arrive to see the opening show—yum!

And as always, parking is free.

Subscription Prices

Starting in the 2017/18 season, we're moving to zone pricing for Arts Club On Tour productions. Zone pricing means you can choose where you want to sit based on your budget. These prices are for all 3 shows.

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

Prices include taxes, facility fees, and service charges.

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

Sensational Shows (2017/2018)

Mom's the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

October 11–21, 2017

A new generation of laughs
By the Mom’s the Word Collective

From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show from the moms you love is both hysterical and deeply touching.

Audience advisory: Mature themes, nudity, and strong language

Running time is approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, including one intermission


January 10–20, 2018

Stephen King’s chilling thriller
By William Goldman. Based on the novel by Stephen King

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his “Number One Fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up in her secluded home in the mountains of Colorado. While Annie nurses him back to health, Paul soon realizes that he is not her guest, but her captive. Angered that he has killed off her favourite character, Annie forces Paul to resurrect her in a new book—and Paul soon finds himself writing for his freedom…and his life.

Audience advisory: Mature themes, strong language, and some violence

Misery illustration




February 21–March 3, 2018

The hit musical as immersive as love itself
Book, music, and lyrics by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille

When Evgeni Onegin visits the Larin family home, his romantic charms stir passions long forgotten by its residents. Poet Vladimir Lensky’s romantic ideals are challenged (a duel!) after Onegin flirts with his fiancée, Olga, and even the sensible Tatyana falls for the handsome rogue. The hit musical moves, shakes, and wakes audiences with its sweeping score, leaving the powerful question swirling in their minds: Look around, look around, look around, do you see someone worth dying for?

Audience advisory: Mature themes and strong language

Running time is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission

Theatrical devices such as cigarettes (herbal or electronic only), gunshots, 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 (week 2 only), Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8pm
Sunday: 4pm (week 1 only)

Special Performances

Opening Night Wednesdays

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

First Fridays

Enjoy dessert and coffee after the show—with a chance to meet the actors!

Talkback Thursdays (week 2)

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

Paint at the Play Art Camp

Come to these Saturday 4pm performances and we will entertain your 6 to 11 year-olds from 3:30pm to 6:30pm while you enjoy the show! It's free with your ticket—call the Box Office to register.

October 14 | January 13 | February 24


At select Saturday 4pm performances, patrons with a visual impairment can enjoy an enhanced theatre experience with this simultaneous live audio description.

VocalEye’s professionally-trained team begins the broadcast 15 minutes before curtain. Patrons listen through a headset while the 'describer' gives detailed descriptions of the set, characters, and costumes. When the show begins, the 'describer' then relays the physical action and visual detail between the actors' dialogue.

Free with a zone C subscription—book by phone or in person.

October 21 | January 20 | March 3


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