Gallery 7 Theatre

    Live Theatre is Back!

    Entertaining and inspiring. Seven incredible shows. Starting this Fall.

    2021-2022 Season Graphic with wavy lines and colours
    Happy Birthday Season

    Looking for our upcoming season?

    Our 2021-2022 season is now over—check out the new 2022-2023 season now!

    Past Shows

    Abby Theatre Fest Stage to Screen Edition 2.0
    Abby Theatre Fest 2021

    Abby Theatre Fest: Stage to Screen Edition is an online version of our annual one-act play festival, but with a twist. It's the same heart, soul and mind theatre you expect from us, just something a bit edgy, something a bit different.

    A couple sits on a bench, staring into each other's eyes, as a train passes over a bridge in the distance.
    Last Train to Nibroc

    By Arlene Hutton

    A funny, touching portrait of two people searching for happiness, this intimate, girl-meets-boy romantic drama explores the depths of love and discovering what the heart truly desires.

    This Wonderful Life
    This Wonderful Life

    By Steve Murray

    A one-person tour-de-force re-enactment of the iconic holiday film, It’s A Wonderful Life, this cleverly staged production will warm your heart and add an extra a touch of whimsy to the Christmas season.


    by Joanna McClelland Glass

    A timely and humorous drama set in the 1960’s, a young Canadian woman and an old Philadelphia aristocrat, two equally feisty individuals separated by age and generational difference, ‘try’ to understand each other in the midst of rapidly changing times.

    Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
    Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

    by Ken Ludwig

    Master sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his trusty side-kick, Watson, must stop a cold-blooded murderer from wiping out the male heirs of the Baskerville family line. Can our heroes discover the truth in time?

    Panic Squad
    Panic Squad 2022

    Get your friends and family together to enjoy an evening of side-splitting hilarity as the Panic Squad creates super-funny scenes right before your eyes, using only the suggestions you give them. This one-of-a-kind, super-clean, super-funny night of comedy will keep you laughing all night long.

    Holy Mo & Spew Boy
    Holy Mo & Spew Boy

    by Lucia Frangione

    A distinctly Canadian post-modern re-telling of the stories of Moses and King David as performed by three well-intentioned but refreshingly flawed travelling jesters.

    Seating maps for Abbotsford Arts Centre and Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

    Select Your Own Seats!

    New this year, you can select your own seats when booking tickets! This will also help with contact tracing.

    That means you will be presented with these maps as you purchase tickets.

    Simply choose a seat in either seating section A or B.

    If you’d like to learn more about what we’re doing to ensure a healthy theatre experience, please visit our Health and Wellness page for full details.

    Got questions? Send us an email at

    Message from Ken

    Ken Hildebrandt
    Ken Hildebrandt

    We’re back! And not a moment too soon! It’s been a challenging year for all of us: we’ve experienced loss, isolation and rapid and often sudden change. For us as a theatre, we faced closure, a dynamic and demanding financial situation, and a hard pivot to digital production.

    It’s been a tiring and difficult time, but not without its bright spots. Through the past year, we’ve been reminded of our understanding & faithful sponsors, our dedicated patrons, our committed artists and technicians, our amazingly generous donors and how important arts and culture is to our community. We also had the chance to continue our work in developing new work by local playwrights. Through it all, we have felt so incredibly affirmed and supported. Thank you!

    It’s time to turn the page, though, and focus our attention on recovery, healing, and re-engaging with the ones and things we love most. For us, that’s in-person live theatre that entertains, provokes thought, and shines a light in a too often dark world.

    In that spirit, we’re very excited to celebrate the return of in-person theatre with our thrilling 2021-2022 ‘Engage’ Season. For this recovery year, we have selected a series of entertaining and thought-provoking shows that will inspire, encourage and challenge, while allowing us to navigate lingering COVID restrictions and protocols. We think you will delight in these stories that promise to bring healing and joy to our community as we move out of the pandemic.

    This year’s playbill features many of the shows we’ve been desperately wanting to produce but have never found the right time to do so. This coming season, with its lingering uncertainty and need to be flexible, presented us the perfect opportunity. This season also allows us the opportunity to FINALLY present one of our postponed shows from 2019/2020: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery . These stories exemplify the very heart and soul our mandate as a theatre: to explore the spiritual, relational and social aspects of the human experience with a vision towards hope, reconciliation and redemption.

    We think you’re going to love these shows as much as we do.

    Engage with us as we engage with you through a unique year of intimate, yet highly entertaining theatre for the heart, soul and mind. Consider subscribing to the entire season. Consider adding a donation in support of our summer “Raise the Curtain” campaign. Consider inviting a friend. Consider bringing the family. Consider engaging with live theatre...again.

    We’re back, and we look forward to seeing you back too!

    Ken Hildebrandt
    Executive/Artistic Director

    P.S. What about The Secret Garden you ask? We’re very pleased to announce that this powerful and uplifting musical is scheduled for a Fall, 2022 run at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. The production will be part of our official ‘30th but Technically 32nd Anniversary Celebration Season’. Details to come shortly!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are answers to questions that you might have. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact us at

    Can I buy tickets over the phone?

    No problem! Simply call us at 604 504 5940, Tuesday - Friday from 10am - 4pm. Please note that our staff are currently working on reduced hours and may take longer to respond to phone calls.

    What is a subscription package?

    Subscription packages are a cost effective way to purchase tickets to all five shows in our season. A subscription package gives you access to the best seats at the best price. We *rarely* offer any discounted single tickets, so the 20% savings of subscription packages is the best deal on Gallery 7 Theatre tickets!

    Can I purchase tickets at House of James?

    All subscriptions and individual tickets may be purchased online through our website ( or by calling our office at 604-504-5940. Please note that our staff are currently working on reduced hours and may take longer to respond to phone calls.

    Tickets and subscriptions will no longer be available at House of James. We thank House of James profusely for their incredible support as our box office provider over the years.

    When can I buy a subscription package?

    Subscription packages are available from June 30, 2021 at 7:30 PM until the end of the first production in the package. For the 5-Show Mainstage Package, that means sales end November 20, 2021. For the 7-Show Mainstage + Add-ons Package, sales end October 2.

    Can I purchase tickets in-person?

    All ticket and subscription sales are available exclusively ONLINE or by phone at 604-504-5940. At this time, we are not able to provide in-person box office services. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

    How do I buy a subscription package?

    The quickest and easiest way to book a subscription package is online. It's an easy process to select plays and performances, PLUS you’ll be able to take advantage of the new option to select your own seat!

    You can also call us at 604-504-5940 or send us an email at . Please note that our staff are currently working on reduced hours and may take longer to respond.

    Can I bring a group?

    Yes! You're welcome to attend can book a group of 10 or more online to receive a discount.

    Will I receive physical tickets or passes?

    Your tickets will be delivered to you by email. When ordering tickets or subscriptions, please use your day-to-day email address so we can contact you quickly about your order and provide you with up-to-date information on performance schedules, health and safety protocols, etc. You are welcome to print your tickets out and bring them with you to the theatre, or you can store your tickets on your phone or electronic device and show them to our usher team upon your arrival. No paper tickets or passes will be sent to you.

    What are single ticket prices?

    Tickets to individual productions are $30 for Adults, $28 for Students/Seniors in Section A and $25 for Adults and $22 for Students/Seniors in Section B. Child tickets are $12 in all zones.

    Can I exchange my subscription tickets to another date?

    Yes, absolutely! You can exchange your tickets into another date for the same production at no cost, subject to availability. If this is this not possible, such as for health reasons, you may exchange into another production at no cost, subject to availability.

    Will you be offering Christmas Gift Packs this year?

    Yes, we will! Christmas Gift Packs are a great way to subscribe to the second half of the season at an affordable price. Check back in December!

    Can I exchange my individual performance tickets?

    Yes, of course. A small exchange fee of $2.00/exchange will be applied in such circumstances. All exchanges are subject to availability.

    What safety procedures do you have in place at your theatres?

    Gallery 7 Theatre will have all appropriate COVID and communicable disease protocols in place in accordance with PHO orders current at the time of the performance. If protocols require it, all patrons will be distanced from each other by at least six feet while in the theatre and all patrons must remain masked for the duration of the performance. Arrival and departure procedures, along with washroom assignments according to seating sections, may be in place to avoid crowding in lobby areas. Please check our Health and Wellness page prior to your visit for current protocols in place as these may change from production to production. We ask for your assistance in ensuring a positive theatre experience by following all protocols during your visit.

    Can I exchange tickets if I am ill and can not make my selected performance?

    We want to do whatever we can to create a healthy environment for you, our patrons and our cast, crew and volunteers. You may exchange your subscription or individual performance tickets due to health reasons for another performance of the same production, or request a credit for a future production, or convert the value of your tickets in to a tax-deductible donation to the theatre. Refunds will only be offered as a last option.

    I received a credit for cancelled plays in 2020. Can I use that now?

    Yes. Your credit is valid for any Gallery 7 production and will not expire. To use your credit, simply locate the Gift Certificate we sent you and enter the special code on the certificate at check out. Your credit will be applied automatically. Having trouble? Contact us .

    Can I get a refund for postponed plays in 2020?

    Unfortunately, no. The deadline to receive a refund for unused tickets and subscriptions from 2020 was August 30, 2020. We can, however, convert the value of your unused tickets and subscriptions to a credit for future use or into a tax-deductible donation.