SURREY — Royal Canadian Theatre Company is about to officially set up shop at its new home studio, at 10660 City Parkway.
The so-called “Ten Six Sixty” studio is a former auto garage that measures 2,500 square feet. The city’s renovation bill over the past year was around $300,000.
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Royal Canadian plans to rehearse its plays in the space and also use it to create sets and host classes. This Saturday (June 10), the company is hosting a free Scene Art Workshop – a hands-on demonstration of scene-painting techniques sponsored by Cloverdale Paint. To register for the event, email artistic director Ellie King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next month, the company will stage Teen Summer Camp Acting Classes, starting on July 17. “Build Your Own Play!” says an event advisory at rctheatreco.com. “You write, design and act in your own play. Speak your own words as characters you create.” The fee to attend is $150.
Royal Canadian’s plays next season, starting this coming October, are The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Christmastime panto Sinbad, the Pirates and the Island of the Dinosaur and, next spring, the Ray Cooney comedy Funny Money.