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Play Care   

Enjoy a relaxing and entertaining afternoon at the theatre while your little ones experience their own theatrical journey with Play Care – our new child-care service for children ages 4-10! While you’re at the show, your kids will enjoy theatre-based enrichment activities along with a delicious and healthy lunch delivered and provided by the Stratford YMCA – all for just $15 per child!


If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 10, you’re eligible to take advantage of Play Care.


In its inaugural season, Play Care will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm. in July, August and September.


The Stratford YMCA, centrally located on 204 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 1X4 – just moments away from the Avon Theatre – will host and provide Play Care. There is a municipal parking lot adjacent to the YMCA for your convenience.


Children will enjoy a light lunch and a wide range of theatre-based activities throughout the course of the afternoon – from arts and crafts to reading, and even creating their own theatrical adventure! The YMCA also provides outdoor play in a fenced area so children should dress appropriately. An optional swim-time is facilitated by certified lifeguards, and staff will be in the pool with the children. Please pack a bathing suit and towel if a swim is desired.


The YMCA is a “nut-aware” environment and will endeavour to make the experience as safe as possible for all involved.


Space is limited to 25 children each session. At just $15 per child, this fabulous new service is sure to fill up quickly – so don’t wait to reserve your child’s spot for Play Care! Call a box office representative today, or add the service to your cart when shopping online to enhance your Festival experience.

Play Care must be booked at least 2 business days in advance of your performance date.


*After booking your childcare, please complete the Play Care registration form and return it via email to or via fax to 519-271-0489 before the date of service so that the YMCA may make proper provisions for care.


Download the Play Care registration form here.


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