A Touching Musical of Hope and Renewal

Francis Hodgson Burnett’s


Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman | Music by Lucy Simon


Abbotsford Arts Centre
2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford

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Orphaned in India, young Mary Lennox journeys back to England to live with her reclusive and embittered Uncle Archibald and his invalid son, Colin.  Struggling to come to terms with her new life at Misselthwaite Manor, with its ghostly hallways and vast moors, Mary discovers a secret garden hidden away and abandoned on the estate. A story of healing, forgiveness and renewal emerges as Mary dedicates herself to restoring the garden to its former glory and forges new friendships with an eclectic mix of colourful characters along the way. Winner of the 1991 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, this powerful story will warm your heart and refresh your spirit.  


Photos by Dianna Lewis



"Some of the most beautiful music I’ve heard": Q&A with Ken on The Secret Garden!


"So, I have a confession: Even though I knew about the story, I had not read The Secret Garden before selecting the musical adaptation for the G7 season. I directed it for a high school several years ago but I had never read the novel.

"When searching for shows that could be staged at G7, I re-visited The Secret Garden and was really quite taken by it’s charm..."

Cast & Creative Team


Elizabeth Seamen | Payten Witthome | Nada Moorthy |  Deanne Ratzlaff | Angel Duran-Heon | Jacob Berardin | Will Davis | Chris Taylor | Hayley James | Ruthie Mackenzie | Marco Darvasi | Mark Kroeker | Laura Kehler | Becca Toews | Reuben Leonard | Peter Shaver | Brennen Loewen | Mikayla Whitehouse | Laura Milette

Artistic Team

Directed by KEN HILDEBRANDT | Musical Direction by BECKIE LAPOINTE-EVANS | Choreography by JENNIFER ROMANO | Set Design by MATTHEW PITON  | Costume Design by DANI DEJONG | Lighting Design by MICHAELA FREEMAN | Props Design by DIANNA LEWIS | Assistant Stage Manager - Costumes PAT DAVIS | Assistant Stage Manager - Props/Set NATALIE WOJCIK | Stage Manager BRITTANY SUDERMAN


Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online or at House of James. All seating is General Admission, meaning that there are no assigned seats. We recommend arriving early to secure the seats you want!

Price Options

Adult - $30 | Senior/Student - $27 | Groups (8+) - $25 | Children - $15

*plus additional order fees. ($1.25/ticket online, $1.75/ticket at House of James, and $2.00/ticket at the door). 

Subscription Options

This show is also available as part of the Season or Mainstage Packages which start from just $82 for adults or $66 for seniors/students! More information can be found on our Subscription page.


Gallery 7 Theatre is pleased to provide assistance to persons with disabilities wherever possible, however, due to the outlay of the theatre facility, access is limited.

Seating for  wheel-chair patrons is located on audience left of the stage in a designated area closer to the stage. Limit three spaces per performance. Please contact the theatre at 604-504-5940 prior to purchasing tickets to ensure wheel-chair seating is available for the performance you are attending.

We would like to advise our patrons that access to other seats requires the ability to descend and ascend stairs.  Limited assistance is available if necessary, however, patrons are encouraged to have an attendant present to assist in case of emergency. Unfortunately, walkers and wheel chairs cannot be placed in aisles.

We request that an attendant be present to assist persons with significant disabilities. Please contact the theatre ahead of time if you require extra assistance to seats.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.