SURREY Civic Theatres is offering community organizations the opportunity to record performances at the Surrey Arts Centre. The recorded performances can be broadcast through the community organizations networks and streaming platforms to their audiences and memberships.
Priority will be given to City of Surrey Cultural Grant recipients, but other groups may be accepted depending on availability. All sessions will be held in strict compliance with current Public Health orders and COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all participants and staff.
To date, a number of organizations, including the Young People’s Opera Society of BC and the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society, have held successful recording sessions with Surrey Civic Theatres. In addition, Surrey Civic Theatres have created in-house recordings for some of their own digital stage presentations.
The Surrey Civic Theatres does not provide a broadcast platform as part of this program. The Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage is curated content only and fully booked. However, the Surrey Civic Theatres box office can provide online ticketing services should organizations wish to monetize their broadcast.
“It is a priority for Surrey Civic Theatres to continue to find ways to provide programs and services to our community’s arts and culture organizations and to support artists in these challenging times,” says Manager of Performing Arts, Kent Gallie. “We look forward to working with any organizations or artists looking for ways to continue moving their projects forward on digital platforms.”
For more information, including costs, interested organizations are asked to review the Theatres Recording Sessions Guidelines for Community Organizations. For all inquiries or to book a date for a recording session, email SurreyCivicTheatresSess@surrey.ca.