Events

The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood

We have a huge treat for you and your family,
sponsored by The Royal Canadian Theatre Company:
The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood! 

Come and enjoy a boisterous, wacky and comical rendition of Robin Hood.

Grab a blanket and a picnic basket to enjoy this family friendly, hour long performance. Written and Directed by Ellie King and performed by the Merrie-Makers Travelling Players.

Everyone knows the traditional story of Robin Hood: Steal from the rich, give to the poor and marry Maid Marion! But this production brings you new songs, ingenious jokes and up-close sword combat! Maid Marion and Robin Hood banding together to defeat Sheriff Poltroon and Lord Knickerbocker brings warmth to your heart and a smile to your face!

Join us for an all-ages theatre show guaranteed to be fun for all the family. This one-hour show is the story of Robin Hood, as told by a travelling troupe of players who are bringing music, comedy, and a large dollop of silliness. Enjoy high-jinks and hilarity with Jack Pudding, Tallie Longbottom, and the rest of the ‘Merrie-Makers’ as you travel back in time to find out what really happened at that famous archery competition in Nottingham all those years ago.

Grab your tickets now!

LANGLEY 

Presented by: Fraser Valley Cidery, 21128-16th Avenue, Langley, BC 

July 17th 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
July 18th 2:00 pm 

TICKETS: 

$14.99 for those under 16
$19.99 for those over 16
major money saver

$59.99 for a family of up to SIX PEOPLE

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5155120 

SURREY 

Presented by: SURREY CIVIC THEATRES

Hosted by: The City of Surrey

At: The Glades, 13450 – 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC.

August 12, 13 & 14, 7:00pm

August 14th only 3:00pm matinee

TICKETS: $5 – $25 – choose your price! (suggested $20 – limited tickets available)

https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=2286

This event made possible with the assistance of:
The Government of Canada
@CdnHeritage

RCTC Bottle Drive 2021

Due to COVID 19 our “Bottle Drive” has become a “Bottle Drop Off” … Hope that made you smile!

The GREAT thing about this new version of an old and tried fundraiser is that you can make your donation at your convenience and near to your home or work! YES, simply drop off your bottle donation (types in the picture) in a single bag at ANY Return-It Depot in the lower mainland.

PLEASE use our account number: 604 209 5644 and mark it on the bag(s) or put a slip inside… The staff at the Return-It Depot will do the rest after you drop it off.

DONATE at any time and as many times as you like! We are VERY GRATEFUL for each and every donation!

THANKS for supporting us – we need a lot of support to re-start after the COVID-19 restrictions.

EVERY penny is appreciated – even though pennies are no longer in our wallets and purses…

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge – June 2021

Please DONATE during the month of JUNE 2021. This is a great chance for us to win an extra $20,000.00 from CanadaHelps.org since they will enter RCTC into the draw for each and every donation. Well, if you have the time you could even split your $100 donation into 10x $10 (for 10 entries to win… YEAH!

THANKS for supporting us – we need a lot of support to re-start after the COVID-19 restrictions. EVERY penny is appreciated – even though pennies are no longer in our wallets and purses…

PlayWorkers Youth Theatre Workshops

This summer, PlayWorkers Youth Theatre will be running 6 workshops. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of theatre. Each workshop is available to a variety of ages. You can sign up for one class, multiple or all 6. Workshops will run on Fridays, excluding long weekends.

  • When: Fridays, 12-4pm. (No long weekend Fridays.)
  • Where: RCTC Studio, 10660 City Parkway, Surrey, BC
  • What: Theatre Workshops
  • Cost: $20 for one session. $120 for all 6. $60 for any 3.
  • How to Register: email crystalweltzin@outlook.com with your child’s Name & Age

Must pay in advance to secure placement in workshop. Spots limited to 12 per class.**Must have at least 4 students to run a workshop.

Mask Workshop: August 23, 12-4pm, Ages 13-19

With Steve Weller
We all wear masks, we just don’t know it. In this workshop, students will learn about neutral and character masks. What is the difference and how do they make us act differently. Steve Weller will teach students about respect for masks, discovery of characters through mask and how to bring those characters to life.

Monologue Workshop: August 9, 12-4pm, Ages 13-19
With Crystal Weltzin
Monologues are a whole play and performance within themselves. No other actors on stage to help or hinder you, monologues are all about the only performer onstage. How do you take the space and hold an audience’s attention. Going back to the basics, students will learn about presence, objectives basic acting skills and how to apply it into a monologue.

Dancing for Beginners: August 16, 12-4pm, Ages 10-19
With Ellie King and Crystal Weltzin
Dancing for Beginners is a great workshop for anyone who have never danced before or who are nervous about dancing onstage. Learn basic musical theatre moves that are essential to dance, and maybe a little bit more. Ellie King, trained in dance and drama, will be teaching you how to confidently move your feet and body so dancing becomes a little easier with every step. Her trusty dance captain, Crystal Weltzin, will be there to assist and help anyone who needs just a little more one-on-one.

Performance Design: July 12, 12-4pm, Ages 13-19
With Crystal Weltzin
What does it take to create a good show? It’s more than just acting. It’s a beautiful, well rounded design. This workshop will focus on concept and set design, specifically looking into realism, melodrama (Commedia dell’arte), and immersive theatre. At the end of this workshop, all students will try to create their own concept around a fairy tale, thinking about new ways to tell well known stories.

Voice and Movement: July 19, 12-4pm, Ages 10+
With Crystal Weltzin
How do actors move differently for different characters? How do you change or use different parts of your voice for varying emotions on stage? In this workshop, we will explore how to warm up our voice and body professionally, as well as how to use our voice and body in new characters. By the end of this workshop, students should feel more confident in using their voice and have more ideas on how to move for different characters.

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Performance Design Workshop 2019

July 12, 2019 12-4pm
Ages 13-19
With: Crystal Weltzin
What does it take to create a good show? It’s more than just acting. It’s a beautiful, well rounded design. This workshop will focus on concept and set design, specifically looking into realism, melodrama (Commedia dell’arte), and immersive theatre. At the end of this workshop, all students will try to create their own concept around a fairy tale, thinking about new ways to tell well known stories.

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POSTPONED!

Improv Workshop 2019

POSTPONED!

New date to be announced.

Do you ever feel like you freeze up in stressful situations, either at work or on stage? Have ideas but are nervous to share them? Improvisation is a great skill to have both onstage and off. Start learning to how to open your mind to new ideas, roll with the punches and bring your creative thoughts to the table. After this workshop, led by the incredible Michael Charrois, you should feel more open to give and take ideas and step into new situations.

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All in good fund – 2019

All in Good Fund

This fundraiser is dedicated to mentoring the kids you’ll see on stage at the Massey in our upcoming pantomime, Snow White !

We are so lucky to have the one and only Simon King, an amazing stand-up comedian, with us for this event. He will have a guest with him, and together they will bring us an exceptional, hilarious, side-splitting evening of entertainment. Simon will also be on stage this holiday season at the Surrey Arts Centre and the Massey Theatre.

Simon has numerous national television appearances including Comedy Network, CBC, CTV, TBS, Comedy Central to name but a few, plus regular radio play on both terrestrial and satellite radio, and in person appearances at all the major North American Comedy Festivals. It is only a matter of time before this grass roots superstar becomes a household name.

His unmistakable style, commanding stage presence and lightning wit will win you over but the scope, meaning and sheer hilarity of his material will blow your mind. There is no question that Simon King is an absolute force of nature.

[See videos of Simon in action on YouTube]

“From everything I have seen, Simon King is truly a gifted comedian” – Robin Williams

“….a force on stage: he gives it to you straight with explosive delivery, and his humour always makes you think. Think George Carlin meets Sam Kinison.” – The Georgia Straight

Sponsored by:
Elements Casino Logo

Wed, 25 September 2019 7PM – 10PM


Elements Casino Surrey

17755 60 Avenue

Surrey BC

Tickets just $20 advance. $25 at the door. No refunds.

MATURE CONTENT – LANGUAGE ADVISORY
Black and white photo courtesy David Sell.

 
 

Club Royale Fundraiser 2019

“Small Town Talk” are the grooviest kids in town. Lead by that crazy cat, Chris Thornley, they will be playing up a storm when Stuart Revill, Dave Gilbert and Simon Williams bring the beat to raise the heat…

We’re jazzed for this fundraiser for our Youth Mentorship Program, so make the scene for the groovy music, cash bar (RCTC members get a free drink with valid membership card) and 1950’s New York Jazz Club ambience.  No smoke but lots’a gas!
Maybe hit the jackpot with the 50/50 and bring home a smoooooth family pack of RCTC Season 2020/2021 theatre tickets from the free draw prize.
So don’t be square; see you there!
Like crazy man………

Bowling Fundraiser 2019

Bowling Fundraiser!

Tuesday, November 20, 6-9pm
Dell Lanes, 10576 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC  [Location Map]
Royal Canadian Theatre Company is hosting a Bowling Night at Dell Lanes in Surrey on November 20th. This fundraiser will help raise money for RCTC’s upcoming Pantomime, their March production and make improvements to the studio. Not only will you be helping raise money for a local theatre company, you will have pizza, wings and 3 hours of bowling!
Includes:

  • One Large Three topping pizza and 1 pound of chicken wings per lane
  • Shoe rental for all
  • 3 hours of fun!

Tickets:

  • Individuals: $20
  • Fun Pack (4 tickets on a shared lane): $60
  • Full Lane: (6 bowlers on a private lane): $95

Play Workers Youth Theatre 2019

Our Next PlayWorkers Term starts in April! Book now.
A great club for kids to learn about theatre, make new friends and create original work!
PlayWorkers operates once-a-week for a THREE month term for only $150!
The Dates: Every Saturday from 4pm – 6pm
Remaining three month term:

  • April 6 – June 29

Ages for Registration: 13-18
Teacher: Crystal Weltzin, BPA
Children will learn these skills:

  • Basic acting skills
  • Dancing and singing skills
  • Simple set construction (we will build one flat together)
  • Set painting (learn how to make bricks & rocks)
  • Theatre Writing skills (monologues and scenes)
  • Simple Marketing skills (building posters)

Fee: $150 per three month term / per person
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Up coming Summer Camps

Dates: July TBA
Times: TBA
Ages: 8-12 (One Week), 13-18 (One Week)
Address: RCTC Studio 10660 City Parkway
Want your child to learn interesting, different and life-applicable skills? Come over to PlayWorkers Youth Theatre Summer Camps in Surrey. For a very low price, your kids can learn invaluable life skills, build new friendships and create a show in a team setting.

STEP ONE:
REGISTER HERE >

Or Download our PDF, complete and email to crystalweltzin@outlook.com

STEP TWO: Pay Now:

E-Transfer to: crystal@rctheatreco.com
Cheque mailed to: 20097 – 37 Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 6K3
PayPal (below)

One Act Play Festival 2018


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Submit Your play – Open To All

The Surrey One Act Festival is back!
Submit your work by April 30.
Building on last year’s success of sold-out and oversubscribed shows, the Surrey One Act Festival is back June 7-15, 2019. The festival that supports local artists is open to performers of all ages, and welcomes innovative ideas and new concepts.
Submissions are due April 30, 2019.
Winners will be announced… (May 5? Confirm with Ellie)
Those selected will have the opportunity to produce and perform their work at the RCTC studios.
Submit your completed application to ellie@rctheatreco.com.
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10 Playwrights. Three hours of writing. Five-minute plays. 
The Five-Minute Play Challenge!
Can you write a five-minute play in three hours? There’s only one way to find out. Enter to win for a chance to participate in the Five-Minute Play Challenge. Ten lucky winners will be drawn. Then, on Sunday, June 16 at the RCTC studios, these 10 brave playwrights will have three hours to write a five-minute play to be performed that evening. Ballots are due April 30, 2019.

Submit your application to ellie@rctheatreco.com.
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This first Annual Festival will showcase the same three short plays, two on May 5th and all three on 12th and 19th, offering theatre makers an opportunity to present shorter, exciting and, perhaps, more contentious or challenging work to the you. It also affords emerging directors, writers and actors a chance to spread their artistic wings.
We encourage you to come and support these artists and their work. Help us make the Studio a performance destination.
10660 City Parkway, Surrey (close to Gateway Skytrain Station – walking directions)
Location Map
Get Directions


Tickets just $5 at the door! (no pre-sales – festival seating) Or buy tickets on-line here. ($6.17 w/service fee)

 



CORRECT ADDRESS
Written by Judd Silverman
Directed by Lorne Seifred

Photo credit Lorne Seifred
May 5th, 12th and 19th
A young man in a stripped apartment is packing his dead lovers memorabilia to send home to his mother. Suddenly the lover appears as a ghost. They had quarreled and now they reminisce and weep together. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE.
SOMETHING BORROWED, EVERYONE BLUE
Written and directed by Crystal Weltzin
Photo credit Crystal Weltzin
May 5th, 12th and 19th
April Sinclair is ready for the happiest day of her life.  That is if she can keep her inner bridezilla at bay. April has promised her friends and family to be on her best behaviour but her recently dumped maid of honour, the wedding planner who forgot to plan and a sudden visit from her ex threaten to bring it all crashing down. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE.
NIGHTMARES
Written and directed by Kirat Guraya  
May 12th and 19th
A young mans mother is accused of doing magic and is killed. Life becomes very difficult for the young man, Isaac, until he meets Colin who rescues him and who turns out to be something more than we thought. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE.

SUBMIT YOUR PLAY FOR CONSIDERATION

Writable PDF
ONE ACT Submission Form
Five Minute Play Submission Form
Submit your completed form to ellie@rctheatreco.com

Oscar Party 2018

Event Only Ticket – $35 |
4:30pm – 6pm | Champagne Red Carpet
4:30pm – 5:30pm | Appetizers
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Food can be purchased from the Oscar Menu >

Dinner and Event Ticket – $75 |
4:30pm – 6pm | Champagne Red Carpet
4:30pm – 5:30pm | Appetizers
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Full Buffet Dinner

On March 4th, join us on the red carpet for our black tie event of the season.

March 4th, 2018
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

Attend The Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s annual Oscar Night Fundraiser Gala at the Sheraton Vancouver Hotel in Guildford (Map). An evening of glamour, arts patronage, bubbles and culture in your own backyard! All proceeds from the event go to our Youth Mentorship Program.

Prizes will be awarded for: Best Costume, Most Bling, and Most Correct Predictions on the Oscar Scorecard. There will also be a 50/50 and a silent auction.
Here’s a list of all 2018 Oscar Nominees >