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Performing Arts Classes

Sample of performing arts classes offered by Surrey Civic Theatres (Cirque Surrey, children's class, Love to Sing)

Get creative at the Surrey Arts Centre and Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall! Surrey Civic Theatres offers performing arts classes, workshops, and day camps for children, youth, and adults.

We encourage early registration. At least 1 week prior is ideal: use WebReg or call 604-501-5100.

Fall 2017 Classes and Workshops


Paint at the Play

Let your kids have fun and get their hands dirty with a variety of creative art projects while you have some time to yourself. Scheduled to coincide with a matinée performance of the Arts Club series of entertaining, live professional theatre. Paint at the Play is free with the purchase of a theatre ticket.
Pre-registration is required.
October 14, 2017 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm | Ages 6 to 11 | $24 (if no theatre ticket is purchased). Show is Mom's the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty.
1 session | Registration #4553318
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Children & Youth

Acting for the Camera

Young actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of acting on camera. Professional actor and filmmaker, Orsy Szabo will lead this fast-paced, fun, and informative class for students interested in film work. Bonus: students will have the opportunity to take home a sample of their best work!
Sep 19 to Nov 28, 2017 | 4pm to 6pm | Ages 9 to 15 | $165
11 sessions | Registration #4548366
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Improvisation 101
No Script? No problem. Learn the art of creating on the spot. In an encouraging and safe atmosphere, you will be introduced to the skills you need to create scenes, characters, and fun!
Sep 19 to Nov 28, 2017 | 6pm to 8pm | Ages 9 to 15 | $165
11 sessions | Registration #4553013
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre





Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development Workshop

Created and planned by youth, Band-Aid is a musician development workshop for local bands and musicians. You'll participate in sessions led by music industry and marketing professionals, then finish off with a jam session in the evening! Lunch and dinner will be provided.


Sep 9, 2017 | 10am to 10pm | Ages 12 to 22 | FREE!
1 session | Registration #4547961 | Call 604.501.5566 and press 0
Venue: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall

Social Skills Through Drama

The study of acting has many crossover benefits in developing life and social skills. Taught by theatre professionals, this inclusive class will be both fun and challenging as students develop self-expression through voice, movement, improvisations, acting games, and script work. All abilities welcome.
Sep 27 to Nov 29, 2017 | 6:30pm to 8pm | Ages 13 to 18 | $149
10 sessions | Registration #4548377
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre


Adults Acting Out

Are you a secret thespian? Step into the limelight with other adults acting out. This fun and engaging class, led by theatre professionals, explores fundamental skills for stage and film through games, exercises, monologues, and scene work. No experience necessary (but imagination a must!).
Sep 21 to Nov 30, 2017 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Ages 19+ | $199
11 sessions | Registration #4548376
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Love to Sing

Take your voice to new levels by learning the secrets of singing from professional recording artist, Rhayne. Learn amazing new vocal techniques in a relaxed inspiring class, singing songs from many genres, including pop, classics, R&B, jazz, and musical theatre.
> Try It!
Sep 13, 2017 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | FREE
1 session | Registration #4548350
> Level 1
Sep 20 to Dec 6, 2017 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | $120
12 sessions | Registration #4548351
> Level 2 (with permission of instructor)
Sep 21 to Dec 7, 2017 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | $120
12 sessions | Registration #4548352
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Your Story. Your Voice. Flame Workshop

Deborah Williams, award-winning actor, one of the co-founders of Mom's the Word, and co-founder of "The Flame" in Vancouver and Victoria, hosts a weekend intensive to give you the tools to create and share a truly compelling story from your own personal history. This inclusive and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth.
Sept 29, 2017 | 6pm to 9pm - Class
Sept 30, 2017 | 10am to 4pm - Class
Oct 1, 2017 | 10am to 4pm - Class
Oct 1, 2017 | 7pm to 9pm - Public Presentation
Ages 19+ | $199
3 sessions + Public Presentation | Registration #4548349
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre


Do you have ideas for a class that you don’t see listed? Drop our Performing Arts Education Programmer an email and let us know.