A little context goes a long way! Join us before the performance for a casual lecture to guide your viewing of the show, or afterwards for a Q&A session that might cast what you just saw in a whole new light.Faculty Day – Friday, May 24This day for university and college faculty provides an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the season and some ‘insider’ info on the productions on this year’s playbill. Join Festival artists as they offer insight into the directorial and design concepts driving this year’s productions. Capitalize on networking opportunities with your colleagues over lunch before taking in a matinee or evening performance.Itinerary9 to 10am – Tour the Archives and gain insight on the season from one of the Festival’s designers.10:30am to 12pm – Various designers and directors talk about their productions.12 to 12:30pm – Director of Education provides details on additional learning and enrichment opportunities available to faculty and students both at the Festival and in classrooms.12:30pm – Packed lunch provided.Price includes a tour of the Festival Archives, talks by designers and other artistic personnel, lunch, and one free performance ticket to your choice of the matinee of Romeo and Juliet, or the evening performance of The Three Musketeers that day (subject to availability).Cost: $30 +tax (includes tour, talks, lunch and one performance ticket)For more information call 519.271.4040 ext. 2293, or email
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Through a wide range of interactive discussions, debates, performances and other presentations, The Forum connects ideas and themes arising from our productions to the world in which we live. Visit stratfordfestival.ca/forum for a full listing of events and to reserve your tickets.
Table TalkHow about some lunch with your lecture? On selected weekdays in July and August, enjoy a delectable buffet while you learn about the play. Tickets are $37 plus tax.Festival Friday ChatsStick around after most Friday-night performances at the Festival and Avon theatres to meet cast members for a 30-minute public Q&A session. No tickets required, and it's free! Check the calendar for details.Post-Show ChatsIf you're organizing a group trip with six or more students and at least one chaperone, our Education Department can organize a private Q&A session after the performance with some of the actors you just saw on stage. Sessions are 30 minutes long and the cost is a flat fee of $52 plus tax. Get in touch with us by email to get started!In Toronto, Guelph and HamiltonThe public libraries in Toronto, Guelph and Hamilton offer lecture series focusing on the Shakespeare plays in the coming Stratford season. Lectures by scholars of English and related fields are held:• at the Toronto Reference Library on Tuesday evenings in March• at the Main Branch of the Guelph Public Library on Thursday evenings in March• at the Hamilton Central Library on Wednesday evenings in AprilAll of these are free (the Toronto series requires tickets, booked free online).Theatre tickets not included in the above ticket prices.