Individual Giving

Playwright’s Circle Events

Opening Night Dinners

PWC Gold Stage Members and above are invited to join our intimate dinners with members of the Festival’s artistic company and senior staff to celebrate the 2014 openings in style.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream  

Saturday, May 31, Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre   


Antony and Cleopatra - SOLD OUT

Thursday, August 14, Pazzo Taverna, 70 Ontario Street


Each dinner begins at 5 p.m. and costs $125 plus tax. 


Sixth Annual Director’s Day: Shakespeare and Text - SOLD OUT  

Saturday July 19th, from 10:30 a.m.

Studio Theatre Rehearsal Hall #4, Cost $125 plus tax.

Directors Antoni Cimolino, Peter Sellars, Chris Abraham and Gary Griffin will examine the text, variants and themes
of this season’s Shakespeare plays. Includes lunch and dinner with selected members of our artistic and acting company.  

PWC and Prospero Society Joint Events

Crazy for Champagne & Dessert 

Tuesday, May 27, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.  

Eaton Lounge, Festival Theatre, Cost $35 plus tax.  

Celebrate Opening Week with members of the company and senior staff prior to the opening of Crazy for You 

(Prospero Society and PWC Gold Members & above invited). 


Leadership Luncheon with Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino

Saturday, September 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre, Cost $60 plus tax.

Join Antoni as he discusses the playbill and theme for our 2015 Season and how his exciting initiatives for the 

Festival are unfolding. Includes Lunch. 


Shakespeare’s First Folio
Saturday, August 16, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Stratford-Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road, Stratford, Cost $70 plus tax.

In celebration of the 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the only copy of the 1623 edition of Shakespeare’s works in Canada will be on display in Stratford – generously lent to the Stratford Festival by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, at the University of Toronto.

Join us for this unique opportunity to view and learn more about the importance of Shakespeare’s First Folio in a panel discussion from the perspective of Festival company members. Includes wine and a strolling buffet.

Playwright’s Circle, Prospero Society, Associate, Sustainer and U.S. Members are welcome to attend.

The museum space is accessible. No photography please.

To order tickets for these events, call 519.273.1600 or 1.800.567.1600 or visit All prices are per person.  


Theatre tickets sold separately.


Playwright’s Circle Chats 

Join us in the PWC Lounge from 11:00am to Noon for up close and personal information sessions with staff members who’ll share how their work contributes to the Festival.  No charge but registration recommended due to limited capacity.

July 11 ‘A Voice from the Orchestra Pit’ with Franklin Brasz, Director of Music and Musical Director for Man of La Mancha

July 18 ‘Taking Care of Our Actors’ with Rosie Driscoll, Company Manager & Andy Mark, Company Accommodations Supervisor

July 25 ‘Trailers, Ads and Videos’ with Jason Clarke, Digital Media Producer

Aug 8 ‘The Family That Plays Together’ with Meghan Callan, Stage Manager for A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Peter McBoyle, Resident Sound Designer ‘

Aug 15 ‘Exploring the Festival’s Gardens’ with Anita Jacobsen, Head Gardener

Aug 22 ‘Casting Process’ with Beth Russell, Casting Director

Contact Sharon Butler, Playwright’s Circle Manager at 519.271.4040, ext. 5635 or



Prospero Society Events

In appreciation of your generosity, members of the Prospero Society are invited to join us for one, or more, of the following opportunities to meet our actors and artisans at the following events:

In Conversation: 

Antoni Cimolino and Paul Edmondson 

Thursday, August 21, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. 

Location to be determined
Our Artistic Director speaks with Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  Lunch included.


To reserve your place at the August 21 Prospero event, please contact Cathy Kemp at 1.800.561.1233 ext. 5617, or

All other Prospero Society event tickets are available by calling the box office at 519.273.1600 or toll-free at 1.800.567.1600