Your support as a member of our Playwright’s Circle indicates your extraordinary commitment to the Stratford Festival. This leadership level of membership enables us to continue to produce world class theatre for patrons of all ages and allow us to work with world-renowned directors, actors, designers and artisans. We are pleased to provide you with special opportunities and privileges to bring you closer to the Festival at this level. Please be sure to explore the many events designed with you in mind.
Playwright's Circle Member Privileges
Please click the membership level name for a full list of privileges at each level.
The opportunity to attend Member Weekends. In the past we have traveled to New York, Chicago and internationally to London, UK. Details to follow.
Exchange fees waived. We will waive the $4.50 per ticket exchange fee (limited to four tickets per season) unless purchase made before January 31 and covered by Pre-Season Promise *
The opportunity to purchase A+ seating for all openings at the Festival and Avon Theatres.
Access to the PWC Members’ Lounge, located in the South Lobby of Festival Theatre to enjoy complimentary beverages during intervals. Lounge is open half hour prior to performance, and half hour following performance for members to use private washroom and coat rack. *
Personalized concierge service provided by Playwright’s Circle staff. Let us help you plan and enhance your Stratford experience.
“Best seats in the house” held exclusively for PWC Members until 72 hours before each performance (subject to availability).
The opportunity to attend a series of Playwright’s Circle events throughout the season including informal information sessions with actors, directors, designers, artisans, senior staff and academics.
Two complimentary tickets for the performance of your choice. *
The opportunity to experience a tour of your choice (includes Archives, Theatre, Garden or Warehouse tours). *
The opportunity to watch a changeover from one production to another (Festival and Avon Theatres). Advance reservations required.
An invitation to attend post-performance receptions with artists after all openings where you purchase or book a ticket through your Playwright’s Circle membership.
A coupon for a complimentary Souvenir Program. *
Acknowledgement of your gift in all house programs, the Souvenir Program and on the Stratford Festival website.
Members at the Gold Stage and above are invited to attend Opening Night Dinners & Receptions prior to a selection of performances. Crazy for You: Champagne & Dessert Reception in Eaton Lounge, May 27; A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Dinner in Eaton Lounge, May 31; Antony and Cleopatra: Dinner at Pazzo Taverno, August 14. See Playwright’s Circle events.
The opportunity to shadow a performance at the Festival or Avon Theatres. Please email Sharon Butler, email@example.com for selected performance dates.
Complimentary reserved parking in the lower parking lot - Queen Street and Lakeside Drive (limited to four times per season). *
The opportunity to experience a private tour of the Archives, Warehouse or Theatre at the Festival Theatre. Advance reservations required. *
Personalized concierge service provided by the Playwright’s Circle Manager.
A complimentary copy of the Souvenir Program mailed to your home. *
Guaranteed opportunity to purchase VIP seating for all openings at the Festival, Avon, Tom Patterson and Studio Theatres, including the gala season opening night, if purchased by May 1st, 2014.
The opportunity to watch a final dress rehearsal.
A complimentary copy of the Souvenir Program signed by members of the company mailed to your home. *
Direct phone access to the Special Orders Administration department for all ticket purchases (during regular business hours).
Two additional complimentary tickets (total of four complimentary tickets) for the performance of your choice.*
Complimentary reserved parking in the Buick Lot (upper lot) for performances at the Festival Theatre- excluding opening night (limited to four times per season). *
A personalized appointment with Colleen White, Special Orders Coordinator, at your convenience, to purchase your tickets on the first “on-sale” day of the season.
Preferred seating at the Leadership Luncheon featuring Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director.
Two additional complimentary tickets (total of six complimentary tickets) for a performance of your choice. *
Four additional complimentary tickets (total of ten complimentary tickets) for a performance of your choice. *
Unique, one of a kind, opportunities determined in consultation with the donor.
PLEASE NOTE: Member privileges are cumulative within the Playwright’s Circle. You are entitled to the privileges at your Stage as well as the preceding Stages.
If you choose to receive tangible privileges (marked with an * on the list) a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum amount allowable by law. The following amount will be deducted from your tax receipt: Silver Stage- $256.50; Gold Stage - $296.50; Diamond Stage - $423.00; Emerald Stage - $455.00; Sapphire Stage - $455.00; Ruby Stage - $781.50; Platinum Stage - $1034.50 and Artistic Director’s Circle - $1234.50.
For more information, contact Sharon Butler, Playwright’s Circle Manager at (519) 271.0055, ext. 5635 or 1.800.561.1233, ext. 5635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.