Acclaimed across the globe, the Stratford Festival is at the forefront of Canada’s cultural tourism industry. Theatre artists of the highest calibre present a varied seven-month repertory season on our four magnificent stages.
We are committed to developing and showcasing the finest talent in the world. By delivering innovative and entertaining experiences to our highly loyal audiences, we also play a leadership role both locally and in the larger arts community. To further enrich the pursuit of knowledge, the Festival has a renowned education program, reaching out to teachers and students at every level.
Please support the Festival so we can maintain and further develop our role as Canada’s leading classical theatre company. Not only will you be investing in excellence in the performing arts, but you’ll be making a positive impact on your stakeholders and within the wider community.
We offer a variety of programs including sponsorships and corporate packages to meet all of your philanthropic and marketing objectives.
Each season, more than 125 companies provide more than $1.4 million to support our work. Please consider joining these leaders!
Join us at these upcoming events and activities:
Annual General Meeting
Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m.
Festival Theatre Lobby
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University professors of English Literature, Drama and related fields discuss the works on our playbill at local libraries near you. 7 p.m. Admission is free – click here for more information.
• Toronto Reference Library –Tuesdays in March.
• Guelph Public Library – Thursdays in March.
• Hamilton Public Library –Wednesdays in April.
The Institute for the Public Life of Arts & Ideas (IPLAI)
Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday and the launch of our 2014 season, community, government, business, education, media and cultural leaders are invited to come together for a special edition of IPLAI’s Thinking Art series. Stratford Festival artisans will guide small groups through the creative process and the making of new art. Participants will have an opportunity to share these new works and reflect on the world-making power of art and culture. To confirm participation, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 514.398.7185.
The Stratford Festival Forum returns for 2014!
Our festival within the Festival is nearing 190 events. Organized into series, the events include concerts, debates, talks, comedy, interactive presentations and much more. Click here for more information.
The Stratford Slam
On April 23rd – Shakespeare’s 450th birthday – the Festival will celebrate with the 2014 Forum Launch Event at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Two guests from the medical field and two artists – including Dr. David Goldbloom, Paul Gross and Steve Page – will debate “Is Madness Inherent to the Artistic Process?” Following the debate, Hawksley Workman will musically invoke the God of Madness and Ecstasy with special guests and Festival artists. Tickets priced from $39 - $54 and $29 for students will go on sale through the Box Office at 1.800.567.1600.
Fridays, July 11, 18 or 25, and Fridays, August 8, 15 or 22
11 a.m. to noon
Playwright’s Circle Lounge, Festival Theatre
Join us for up-close and personal information sessions with staff members who’ll share how their work contributes to the Festival.
No charge, but registration is recommended
Shakespeare’s First Folio
Saturday, August 16, 5.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Stratford-Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road, Stratford
This rare copy of the first printed collection of Shakespeare’s works published in 1623 will be in Stratford for a limited time! We want to share this unique opportunity with you to view and learn more about the importance of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Strolling buffet and wine included: $70.00 plus tax.
Leadership Luncheon with Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino
Saturday, September 20, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre
Join Antoni as he discusses the playbill and theme for our 2015 season, and how his exciting initiatives for the Festival are unfolding.
Lunch included: $60 plus tax.
For more information or to order event tickets, contact Susan Bidgood at 1.800.561.1233 or 519.271.4040, ext.5591, or at email@example.com. Susan would be happy to book theatre tickets for you in conjunction with the events. Seats are limited and subject to availability.