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Avon Int

Avon Theatre

99 Downie St.
Stratford, ON


Map to the Avon Theatre
Detailed Seating Map



The Avon Theatre began life in 1901 as a vaudeville house called Theatre Albert. By the 1950s, it was being used almost exclusively as a movie theatre.


The Stratford Festival bought the premises in 1963 after renting it for several seasons as a venue for its music and film festivals. A number of major renovations took place over the ensuing years, culminating in the massive renewal project that was completed in 2002. The Theatre currently seats 1090 people.



The Avon houses a traditional proscenium stage.


Food and Beverage

Wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, candy bars, nuts and small baked goods are available from either of the Avon Theatre’s two bars.


The Stratford Festival Shop

The Avon location of the Stratford Festival Shop offers a wide selection of books, music, giftware and souvenirs. Open before performances, during intermission and after performances.


Entry to orchestra seating is by aisles from the rear of the auditorium.  Balcony seating is not accessible to those with restricted mobility.

The theatre is wheelchair accessible, and a limited number of designated special-access parking spaces are available nearby. Service and Guide dogs are welcome in all our theatres; we ask patrons with service dogs to sit on an aisle or in our special access seating. House Programs are available in Braille and can be borrowed from the House Manager. All theatres are equipped with a wireless hearing assistance system. Please reserve your headsets in advance.

For complete information on all of our accessibility services, click here.


Booster Seats

Complimentary booster seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see an usher for assistance.



Use available downtown parking. Information on Special Access parking can be found on the City of Stratford's website.

Overnight street parking is prohibited in Stratford.  


Special Access Parking
Special access parking is available, with a valid permit, in the Festival Theatre's Buick Drive parking lot. Cost: $10. Please come early, as space is limited. The City of Stratford provides a limited number of special access spaces near our other three theatres. 





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The Stratford Festival is a
not-for-profit registered charity,
Registration No. 119200103 RR0002.

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is a public charity as outlined in section
501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.