Photograph of Colm feore



Each year, we honour an extraordinary artist who has brought to vibrant life some of the greatest characters in classical theatre. Our past honorees are Christopher Plummer, Dame Maggie Smith, William Shatner and, most recently, Martha Henry, who received our Gala Honours last September.

Our 2015 Gala on September 28, 2015, will celebrate the extraordinary career of Colm Feore, one of Canada’s greatest actors. His Stratford credits include many of the greatest Shakespearean roles – Lear, Hamlet, Coriolanus, Romeo and Richard III – as well as astonishing performances in Cyrano de BergeracThe Beaux’ StratagemDon Juan (in both French and English), Oliver! and My Fair Lady.

His versatility on stage is mirrored in his film and television work, where his 130 credits include key roles in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, the Oscar-winning film Chicago, the recently-released Spider Man 2The Borgias and Slings and Arrows. The gala evening will include tributes and musical entertainment by members of the Stratford Festival company and special gifts. 

Tickets On Sale Now

Contact  Rachel Smith-Spencer, our Director of Advancement for Individual packages (both U.S and Canada) or for corporate packages. 


Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

2015 Gala Co-Chairs:

Barry Avrich, Sylvia Chrominska, Wendy Pitblado