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Stratford Festival Tours

Tour days vary: please check the calendar for times and locations. Since tours fill up quickly, we recommend that you book them in advance.

Special individual and group tours for different days or times may also be booked through the Box Office, depending on availability.

Archives Tours BUY NOW  
350 Douro Street, Thursdays and Fridays, 
June 19 to September 26, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.  (Archives_Tours
 on calendar)
1 hour tour
20 people maximum

$8 per person, $6 for seniors and students (includes HST) 

The history of the Stratford Festival is explored through film, documents and our large scenery and props display area. This collection is one of the world’s largest performing arts archives. One-hour tours. Photography restricted in some areas. Space is accessible.

Changeover Tours BUY NOW

Festival Theatre, 55 Queen Street, selected dates: (hammer on calendar)

June 7 to October 11, 2014, at 5:15 p.m.  

30 people maximum

$12 per person, $10 for seniors, $6 for students (+ HST)


Delve into the inner-workings of a repertory theatre! Experience the magic of a changeover between one production to another as you witness the stage crew transform the set before your very eyes. Advance reservations required. Please note, start time is approximate.



Costume and Props Warehouse Tours BUY NOW
350 Douro Street, Wednesdays through Saturdays,  
May 14 to October 11, 2014, at 9:30, 10, 10:30 and 11 a.m.(Warehouse_Tour on calendar) 
1 hour tour
30 people maximum

$8 per person, $6 for seniors and students (includes HST)

Thousands of costumes and hundreds of props are catalogued and stored at one of the largest costume warehouses in North America. These one-hour tours give you a close-up look at the work of the Festival’s world-class designers, wardrobe staff and prop-builders. Don’t forget your camera!

Festival Theatre Tours BUY NOW
Festival Theatre, 55 Queen Street, Wednesdays through Sundays,
June 11 to October 12, 2014, at 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. (Festival_Tours on calendar)
1 hour tour 
30 people maximum

$8 per person, $6 for seniors and students (includes HST)

Take this one-hour walking tour to see and hear about the magic of the theatre. Our knowledgeable guides will share stories and information about both the current and past seasons. Festival Theatre tours depart from the west lobby.

Festival Theatre tours depart from the west lobby. 

Garden Tours BUY NOW
Festival Theatre grounds, 55 Queen Street, Fridays and Saturdays,
June 6 to September 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (Garden_Tours on calendar)
45 minutes
30 people maximum

$8 per person, $6 for seniors and students (includes HST)
Let us guide you through the Festival Theatre’s beautifully landscaped grounds, including the spectacular Arthur Meighen Gardens. Led by garden enthusiasts, these 45-minute tours depart from the Shakespeare sculpture outside the south lobby.

Tours are conducted by the Friends of the Festival, a Stratford-based volunteer organization that provides countless hours of support to a variety of the Festival’s activities.

Festival Treasures Exhibition – Creating the Wild Kingdom
June 30 to October 12, at the Stratford Perth Museum
4275 Huron Road, Stratford N5A 6S6
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10-4 / Sundays 12-4

Take a fun-filled safari through items from the Stratford Festival Archives and explore inventive ways to bring birds and beasts to the stage.

This fun and informative exhibit features audio-visual material, design sketches, documents, photographs, props and costumes to illustrate how Festival artisans create real and fantastic animals, birds and other creatures from the Wild Kingdom, for use in theatre productions. 

Admission to the Museum: $5 adults, $4 seniors/students, $3 children; Free for Museum members. Space is accessible. No photography.

To purchase tickets, please click this symbol () next to your play performance BUY button on the calendar or visit

The Stratford Festival Archives also contributes to exhibitions in prestigious venues such as the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, the AGO in Toronto, Castle Kilbride in Baden, Ontario, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the University of Guelph.



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

Sustaining support for the Forum
is generously provided by
Kelly & Michael Meighen and
the T.R. Meighen Foundation

Support for the 2014 Forum is
generously provided by
Nandita & Julian Wise


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