There’s something special about enjoying live music and theatre outside with the sounds of nature adding to the soundtrack! This summer, Surrey Civic Theatres presents Summer POP! (Performances in Outdoor Parks) with a variety of performances and activities for people to enjoy in the great outdoors. Take in theatrical productions set against the picturesque background of the Glade Woodland Gardens, summer strolls through Darts Hill Garden Park stopping to listen to musical performances and a theatrical treasure hunt that leads you, via QR codes, to a series of fun self-directed activities.
POP! Glades Woodland Garden Stage Series
Head to one of Surrey’s most picturesque parks for the Glade Woodland Gardens Stage Series. Over the summer there will be a variety of performances to enjoy: everything from foot-stomping Celtic music, to theatre productions for grown-ups and children!
There will be limited tickets available for each event (health orders permitting) and seating will be BYOCB (bring your own blanket or chair). Limited tickets. Tickets are on sale now.
The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood
August 12, 13 & 14, 7:00pm | 3:00pm matinee on August 14 only
A production by The Merrie-Makers Equity Collective
by Munish Sharma with an opening performance of Gramaphone by Zahida Rahemtulla
August 27, 7:00pm | August 28, 4:00pm
featuring Emergency!! and poetry by Enable: Arts Society and an opening dance by Clala Dance
September 10, 6:30pm
featuring opening act, Vostok
September 11 at 6:30pm
POP! Summer Strolls
Nothing says summer more than a leisurely stroll through the park! Add performances from artists in various locations along your stroll? Summer perfection!
POP! Summer Stroll at Darts Hill Garden Park
August 6, 7:00pm | August 7, 3:00pm & 7:00pm | August 8, 3:00 pm Darts Hill Garden Park
Featuring performance The Greatest Escape Artist, Devon More’s One-Woman Symphonies, Vostok, Swipe Stage Right by Alyssa Hirose (an Or Theatre Festival production), and Dangle-o-rama by Firebelly.
The Neverland Night Circus
August 20 at 6:00pm | August 21, 1:00pm and 6pm| August 22, 1:00pm | Bear Creek Gardens
For each of the performance times for this show, there will be seven separate audience groups. These groups of up to 12 people will be in staggered increments of 15 minutes. For example, for the 6:00pm show the start times will be: 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm and .7:30pm. The performance is 65 minutes long. A Geekenders Production.
Moving, Resting, Nesting – A Story-Walk
August 20, 21 & 22 | 10:00 am & 3:30pm| Bear Creek Park
An outdoor story experience designed for children ages 2 to 7.
POP! Self-Directed Activities – Various Parks
Take part in a theatrical treasure hunt of sorts. Using QR codes in public parks, visitors are welcome to experience the activities at their own pace. There are three experiences to enjoy.
The Rainbow Girl | Hawthorne Rotary Park
July 12 – September 11
An interactive visual story for young children exploring colours, nature, and the art of rangoli. POP! Self-directed Activities use QR codes in public parks and participants experience the activity at their own pace.
What Did I Love? | Green Timbers Park
July 13 – September 12
A contemplative audio walk
The Adventures of Himmat Kaur and Fateh Singh | Bear Creek Park
July 26 – September 30
An illustrated children’s story. Follow along in English or Punjabi.