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The Festival on Tour

What follows is a list of Festival productions that have toured or transferred to other venues. For a complete list of productions presented on the stages of Stratford, see our History section.

1956


Tamburlaine the Great
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, ON
  • Winter Garden Theatre, New York, NY

  • Note: This was a touring production only; it was not presented in Stratford.
Henry V
Oedipus Rex
  • Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
1958

The Broken Jug
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Grand Theatre, London, ON
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, ON
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre, Montreal, QC
  • Phoenix Theatre, New York, NY

  • Note: The Broken Jug was a touring production only.
1960

HMS Pinafore
  • Phoenix Theatre, New York, NY

  • Note: The production was purchased by Contemporary Productions, which managed the U.S. tour.
1961

The Pirates of Penzance
  • Phoenix Theatre, New York, NY

  • Note: Though the itinerary of the tour, managed by Contemporary Productions, is not documented, reviews indicate that it encompassed 19 American states.
1962

Two Programmes of Shakespearean Comedy
  • Strong Auditorium, Rochester, NY

  • Note: The production also travelled to various halls and auditoriums throughout Ontario and Quebec.
HMS Pinafore
The Pirates of Penzance
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, England
HMS Pinafore
  • North American tour

  • Note: Though the itinerary is not documented, reviews indicate that the production appeared in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Seattle World’s Fair and Vancouver.
1964

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Timon of Athens
  • Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England
1967

The Government Inspector
Twelfth Night
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
  • The Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • The Playhouse, Fredericton, NB
  • Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PEI
  • Holy Heart of Mary High School, St. John’s, NL
Antony and Cleopatra
The Government Inspector
  • Expo Theatre, Montreal, QC
1968

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI
1969

The Alchemist
Hamlet
  • Studebaker Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
Hadrian VII
  • Blackstone Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • Fisher Theatre, Detroit, MI

  • Note: This production toured throughout the U.S., but details of the itinerary are not documented.
Bust Out
Four Plays by Jean-Claude Van Itallie
Sauerkringle
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

  • Note: These were touring productions only; they were not presented in Stratford.
1970

The Hostage
The Empire Builders
Three Plays by Mrozek
The Easter Egg
Tartuffe
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

  • Note: These were touring productions only; they were not presented in Stratford.
The Merchant of Venice
The School for Scandal
  • Krannert Centre, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Studebaker Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
Cymbeline
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
1971

Much Ado About Nothing
The Duchess of Malfi
  • Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
1972

 

As You Like It


Lorenzaccio
  • Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
There’s One in Every Marriage
  • Royale Theatre, New York, NY
1973

The Taming of the Shrew
King Lear
  • Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC
  • Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Staddschowberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • National Theatre, Warsaw, Poland
  • Slowacki Theatre, Krakow, Poland
  • Mxat Theatre (Moscow Art Theatre), Moscow, U.S.S.R.
  • Soviet Palace of Culture, Leningrad, U.S.S.R.
1974

The Imaginary Invalid
  • Playhouse Theatre, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
  • Opera House, Sydney, Australia
1975

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Comedy of Errors
  • Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Centennial Auditorium, Saskatoon, SK
  • Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, Regina, SK
  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC
  • Place des Arts, Montreal, QC

  • Note: The Comedy of Errors also toured to the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON.
1976

The Tempest
Hamlet
  • Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON
  • Place des Arts, Montreal, QC
1978

Rogues and Vagabonds
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Walnut Ridge High School, Columbus, OH
  • Orchestral Hall, Detroit, MI
  • Finlay College, Finlay, OH
  • Fedecameras Theatre, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Grand Theatre, London, ON
This Fair Child of Mine
    Note: This production, not presented in Stratford, toured to some venues with Rogues and Vagabonds.
1981

Virginia
  • Haymarket Theatre, London, England
Wild Oats
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
1982

The Mikado
Translations
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
Blithe Spirit
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, ON

  • Note: This was a touring production only; it was not presented in Stratford.
1983

A Variable Passion
  • McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • First Chicago Center Theater, Chicago, IL
Translations
  • Toronto Free Theatre, Toronto, ON
The Gondoliers
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
The Mikado
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Place des Arts, Montreal, QC
  • The Old Vic, London, England
1984

Iolanthe
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
Separate Tables
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, ON
1985

King Lear
Twelfth Night
  • Huntington Hartford Theater, Los Angeles, CA
  • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, Seattle, WA
  • Blackstone Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL
  • Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
1986

 

A Man for All Seasons

  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
Macbeth
    Note: This production toured to numerous universities, colleges and high schools throughout Ontario.
1987

The Mikado
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Opera House), Washington, DC
  • Virginia Theatre, New York, NY
  • Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit, MI

  • Note: Based on the Stratford Festival production, this production was presented by the Mirvish organization and Brian Macdonald. It also toured to Britain and Australia; however, documentation of that tour is incomplete.
1988

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Music Hall Centre For The Performing Arts, Detroit, MI
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
1990

Love for Love
Phaedra
The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1993

Timon of Athens
  • National Actors Theatre, New York, NY

  • Note: Though not presented by the Stratford Festival, the "essence of this production," in the words of the presenters, "was originated and nurtured" at the Festival.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Power Center for the Performing Arts, Ann Arbor, MI
1996

A Fitting Confusion
  • Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB

  • Note: Produced in association with the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton.
1997

Barrymore

The Miser  

  • Music Box Theatre, New York, NY
  • Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL

  • Note: Presented in association with Livent (U.S.) Inc.

1998


Much Ado About Nothing  

  • City Center, New York, NY
A Man for All Seasons
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
2004

King Lear
  • Lincoln Center, New York, NY
2005

The Donnellys: Sticks and Stones
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

  • Note: Produced in association with the National Arts Centre.
2007

Don Juan
  • Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montreal, QC

  • Note: Produced in association with the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde.
Orpheus Descending
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, ON
2009

Phèdre
  • American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA

2010  


Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape

  • Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL  

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  

  • Canon Theatre, Toronto, ON
2011

The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Roundabout Theatre, New York, NY

Jesus Christ Superstar  

  • La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA

2012


Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Neil Simon Theatre, New York, NY