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A weekend of spectacular theatre performances and activities for kids and families. 

Discover the magic of the performing arts.

Join us live and in-person May 27-29, 2022, at the Surrey Arts Centre at Bear Creek Park as Surrey Civic Theatres launches a new series of memory making experiences for kids and families.

From aerial circus to music, these performances are for the whole family with shows for babies, toddlers, and tweens that grown-ups will love too! 

Come for a show...stay for the magic! The price of your show ticket includes a whole bunch of value-added extras! 

  • The Wee Studio, a special space for make believe for the little ones.
  • Stories for the Heart, old timey storytelling in a big blanket fort!
  • Walk through a traditional longhouse arch into the Indigenous Creation Courtyard for a celebration of culture through storytelling, music and art. 
  • Afrobeats & World Music Flashmob Dance, a hip hop dance workshop with Ndidi Cascade & Prince Nii.
  • Plus, roving performers and many other sparkalicious surprises along the way!
Surrey SPARK Stages Highlights 2022

 

Light the SPARK!  All Ages Dance Party

  • Friday, May 27 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Surrey Arts Centre Lobby
  • Tickets: $25. Four pack pricing available.

Kick off an incredible weekend of SPARK Stages fun at a family dance party! Featuring an interactive, live looping show by RupLoops, expect to bop your socks off as Rup utilizes his musical wizardry! With special guest appearances by Charlotte Diamond, Fred Penner and Rick Scott, this event will be high energy, filled with music and good times, and certain to inspire families and people of all ages to dance!

 

Best of Friends! Charlotte, Fred + Rick

  • Ages 3 years and up
  • Saturday, May 28 | 4pm
  • Sunday, May 29 |1pm
  • Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Tickets: $16 - $26. Four pack pricing available.

Enjoy a fun-filled concert with Charlotte Diamond, Fred Penner and Rick Scott, three iconic Canadian children’s performers that people from all generations know and love. Delight in an energetic and engaging show that is sure to bring back memories and create new ones. Expect to hear plenty of well-loved classic songs that you won’t be able to resist singing along to and joining in the fun. Guaranteed to fill your happy cup!

 

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

  •  Ages 8 years and up
  •  Sunday, May 29 | 4pm
  •  Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
  •  Tickets: $16 - $26. Four pack pricing available

Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy, this one-woman show is a captivating lesson in history and artistry that shares the story of legendary underground railroad conductor, nurse, and spy, Harriet Tubman. For a breath-taking hour, Leslie McCurdy invokes the spirit of Harriet Tubman, captivating audiences as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman's own. Through it all, we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams, the spirit of the past connecting with the present, inspiring her charges to have the courage to do the same in envisioning their future. Described as a "powerful, must-see performance" and "something the whole family can enjoy!"

 

The Joshua Show

  • Ages 5-9 years
  • Saturday, May 28 | 1:15pm
  • Sunday, May 29 | 4:15pm
  • Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Tickets: $21. Four pack pricing available. 

 “A modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal.” —Boston Globe

Sure, we suggest an age range, but this show is for everyone! Spend your afternoon with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. The Joshua Show could cheer up even the grumpiest grump, like Joshua’s right-hand man, Mr. Nicholas, who is planning an escape to outer space. With singing, tap dancing, and a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince Mr. Nicholas to stay, and in doing so, he brings glee to the masses. Relax your smile muscles now, because The Joshua Show will have you smiling from ear to ear with contagious joy.

 

TWEET TWEET!

  • Ages 6 months – 6 years
  • Saturday, May 28 | 4:15pm
  • Sunday, May 29 | 1:15pm
  • Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre
  • Tickets: $21. Four pack pricing available. 

A delightfully dreamy aerial arts and circus creation for wee ones that is also especially welcoming for children with sensory sensitivities. TWEET TWEET! is a contemporary circus duet performance experience that takes place in the round, meaning the audience completely surrounds the stage. This charming set features an enchanting tree apparatus with two nests and two wooden swings hanging from the branches. The performers Holly Treddenick and Lindsay Goodtimes move from the nests, up into the aerial tree canopy, through the rope tree trunk, and on the floor. A large forest floor carpet lies under the tree branches for the audience to sit and lie on. Seating is available.

Show running time: 25 minutes + 20-minute post-show ‘Stay + Play’

‘Stay + Play’ is a fun session allows parents, caregivers, and children to fully immerse themselves in the delightful TWEET TWEET! set. Try out the apparatus! Nestle your little one in a nest! This Stay + Play experience is a wonderful activity to engage young curious minds, and the perfect opportunity to get some adorable photos!