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Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre

Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre. On the left is a banquet setting. On the right is a performance setting.

The Studio Theatre at the Surrey Arts Centre is a versatile venue that accommodates 129 people with theatre-style seating or up to 160 in banquet format. With a sprung floor, and flexible seating and staging options, the intimate black box theatre is the perfect setting for performing arts productions, conferences, lectures, weddings and other celebrations.

A standard, 5-hour rental of the theatre typically includes:

  • 5-hour access to the Studio Theatre
  • 1 House Supervisor for 5 hours
  • 3 Technicians for 5 hours each
  • 2 Ushers for 4 hours each

A special event, 8-hour rental of the theatre typically includes:

  • 8-hour access to the Studio Theatre
  • 8-hour access to 2 dressing rooms
  • Set up and strike of tables and chairs for up to 160 people (capacities to be determined in consultation with staff)
  • Event Supervisor
  • Technicians for sound and lighting requirements
  • Front of House staff
  • Insurance ($2,000,000 liability coverage)

Wedding Receptions

We book wedding receptions in June, July, and August only. The maximum seating capacity for wedding receptions is 120.

Rental includes the following for the set-up day (the day before to the event) and the event day:

Set-up Day:

  • 5-hour access to the Studio Theatre for setup
  • Technicians for 5 hours
  • Event Supervisor for 5 hours

Event Day:

  • 10 hours access to the Studio Theatre
  • 10 hours access to 2 dressing rooms
  • set up and strike of tables and chairs for up to 120 people
  • Event Supervisor
  • Technicians for sound and lighting requirements
  • Front of House staff
  • Insurance ($2,000,000 liability coverage)

Food & Drink

Our reception spaces are fully licensed. All alcohol served on the premises must be purchased and served by our staff.

Any food served in the Surrey Arts Centre must be from a licensed food/catering service. A temporary food permit may be required and is the responsibility of the renter.

Studio Theatre Venue Information

To discuss your venue needs contact Leanne Henderson, Facility Rentals Coordinator, at 604-501-5574 or artscentrerentals@surrey.ca. Venue tours are available by appointment.