Education - Students

Educational Programs

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 23
This day for university and college faculty provides an opportunity to get some ‘insider info’ on the Festival, this season's shows and what we can provide for your students on a group trip. Spend the morning discussing the productions with Festival artists, enjoy lunch with your colleagues, and see a matinee performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with the option of a tour of the Archives after the show. Lunch and theatre ticket included.

Cost: $50 +tax
For more information call 519.271.4040 ext. 2293, or email
Click here for a registration form.

Technical Saturdays
Designed for high school and community theatre production personnel, and for students in university and college theatre production programs, Technical Saturdays offer an opportunity to work with the Festival's sound and lighting departments and learn hands-on from some of the finest theatre technicians in North America. These workshops at the Studio Theatre provide the basics of sound and lighting design, equipment programming and maintenance. Price includes one ticket to an evening performance following the workshop.

Lighting: September 27, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $145 +tax
Click here for a registration form.

Sound: October 4, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $95 +tax
Click here for a registration form.

For more information call 519.271.4040 ext. 2293, or email


The Forum

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.  A full listing of events is here.


Table Talk
How 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 $40.

Festival Friday Chats
Stick around after most Friday-night performances at the Festival and Avon theatres from June through September 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 Chats
If 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!

Pre-Season Insights in Toronto, Guelph and Hamilton
The 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 April
All of these are free (the Toronto series requires tickets, booked free online).


Theatre tickets not included in the above prices.

2014 Playbill List King LearCrazy for YouA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Beaux' StratagemMan of La ManchaAlice Through the Looking-GlassHay FeverKing JohnMother Courage and Her ChildrenAntony and CleopatraChristina, The Girl KingA Midsummer Night's Dream - a chamber play2014 Season