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Performing arts for kids.

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SPARK imaginations. Create memories together. 

Surrey SPARK Stages brings the magic of the performing arts to kids and families.

Our shows and events are the perfect way to introduce the young people in your life to the magic of the performing arts. 

Join us! It will spark something inside you. 

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Everybody loves a day at the beach! Step into the magical story time tent for an enchanting seaside tale in an underwater world of make believe. Warm on a winter’s day in January and soothing like a favourite lullaby, this quiet and peaceful performance will capture the imaginations of your little ones with calm music, gentle light and charming low-tech visuals. 

Learn more about Waves

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A Family Day Celebration with Tricoter

Drop in and share Family Day with us! Join us for a fun afternoon of storytelling with Surrey Libraries, yarn crafting workshops, and a special performance of Tricoter by Foolish Operations. Experience this unique performance that that combines movement, music, and loads of yarn to connect generations and cultures. Through knitting, dance, live music and storytelling participants of all ages from babies to seniors are invited to discover and explore alongside community mentors and artists.

  • Clayton Community Centre
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • 2pm to 4pm
  • All Ages
  • Free!

Learn more about Tricoter

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

What to do about an angel who has fallen to earth? This thrilling piece of theatrical magic for young audiences and adults is adapted from the short story of the same name by Gabriel García Márquez. With gripping music, charming puppetry, live video projection, and a bunch of belly laughs, this fable leaps to life in all its wonderful weirdness and heartfelt emotion. If you loved our presentation of The Bookbinder in 2019, we’re sure you’ll enjoy The Old Man with Enormous Wings.

WINNER – Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

Learn more about A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings 

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Surrey SPARK Stages Weekend of Performing Arts for Kids

May 24–26, 2024

Tickets on sale!

Join us for an amazing weekend of performances and activities that will get friends and families laughing, dancing and celebrating the magic of the performing arts together. 

Spectacular shows for babies, toddlers and tweens that grown-ups will love too!


  • Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Saturday, May 25, 12:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26, 2:45pm
  • Ages 3–10 | 60 minutes

A captivating and cutting-edge glow-in-the-dark spectacle by Lightwire Theater that combines puppetry, technology, and dance. Loved by audiences all over the world! For ages 3–10.

Learn more about Dino-Light

Robot Song 

Being different is your superpower! A musical by Arena Theatre about the boundless potential of creativity and the spirit of the human heart. For ages 8+

  • Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Saturday, May 25, 2:45pm
  • Sunday, May 26, 12:00pm
  • Ages 8+ | 45 minutes

Learn more about for Robot Song

The Libravian

A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience where books come alive, laughter takes the stage, and bravery is celebrated in every chapter! Brú Theatre's book bonanza is led by Lynn, the loveable “libravian" who is ready to share a love of words and a fresh look on the world of books. 

  • Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Saturday, May 25, 1:20pm
  • Sunday, May 26, 4:05pm
  • Ages 8+ | 50 minutes

Learn more about The Libravian

Falling in Africa

For kids and families who love to sing and dance! A musical dance show where you can get up and dance or sit and listen! Vibrant, colourful, and unforgettable this performance will take audiences on a musical safari. Garth Prince is a JUNO award winning vocalist, drummer, educator and recording artist who connects kids to cultural experiences through music.

  • Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Saturday, May 25, 4:05pm
  • Sunday, May 26, 1:20pm
  • All Ages | 45 minutes

Learn more about Falling in Africa


Where wonder begins. A theatrical experience for babies! Théâtre Motus creates a world of enchantment, where a majestic tree and its animals and gentle insects come to life. Your child will be on a multi-sensory adventure that will leave them wide-eyed and captivated. Don’t miss sharing this magical journey with your little one!

  • Program Room at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Saturday, May 25, 12:15pm and 3:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26 12:15pm and 3:00pm
  • Ages 0–3 | 35 minutes

Learn more about TREE

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Come for the shows, stay for the magic!

Check back as we update this space with more ways that we'll be sparking imaginations with activities, workshops and roving performances during the celebration weekend in May. 

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