The Stratford Festival is proud of its long-standing relationship with its U.S. patrons. Individuals from Michigan, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Arizona and, in fact, every corner of the country, have been attending the Festival since the days in the tent. Our U.S. friends are a key segment of our audience and donor base and through their involvement – patronage, membership, leadership gifts, outreach and volunteering - they have helped shape the Festival into North America’s leading classical repertory theatre.
Tax Information for U.S. ResidentsA U.S. resident may deduct donations to domestic organizations that distribute funds to charities in foreign countries, as long as the American organization controls the distribution of the funds. There is such an organization that allows you to support the Stratford Festival - the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of America, a Michigan nonprofit corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Federal Identification Number is 38-2420887.Through an agreement between the Stratford Festival and Stratford Shakespearean Festival of America, donors to Stratford-America are granted full membership benefits in the Stratford Festival.Become a Member today. As a Member of the Stratford Festival, you help artistic dreams come true. You also enjoy the benefits that give you a special connection to the Festival and enhance your Stratford experience, including access to fabulous enrichment weekends, designed specifically with you in mind. See the links below for full information on U.S. Member Weekend activities.Learn more about our membership programs or Join today.
Since the days of the tent, our Members and patrons from the United States have been extremely supportive of the Festival. Your commitment to classical theater has extended long distances and four generations. In appreciation, the Festival is thrilled to offer a variety of special opportunities for our American friends during our season. Order early… these events are known to sell out!Our valued Members from south of the 49th parallel go out of their way to support the Stratford Festival. They are willing to endure the possibility of lengthy border crossings, escalating gas prices and an uncertain dollar in order to experience the best classical theatre in North America. The Festival truly appreciates this tremendous level of dedication and support from our U.S. Members. The response from our U.S. Members to Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino’s 2013 playbill is extremely positive and energetic. The Chicago Associates, Michigan, New York and Ohio Members are encouraging this momentum by organizing two exciting weekends in Stratford. They invite Members from across the U.S. to support the Festival in this exciting time of transition. The best way to fully experience the Stratford Festival and all it has to offer is to get involved, so we invite our U.S. Members to consider attending the following events and activities.