16-29? Get tickets starting at just $25 all season with Play On!
Youth is king, and with your crown comes deeply discounted tickets to the finest theatre in the world! Celebrate your regal status and access seats fit for royalty on a pauper’s budget.
No tricks. No gimmicks. No hidden costs. Just amazing theatre starting at $25!
Youth certainly does have its advantages.
How to get in on this deal:
Step 1: Become a Play On member
Step 2: Log in to purchase eligible performances
- Click here to register. It’s
- We’ll give you a username which you’ll use to log in.
Step 3: Enjoy great theatre! – It’s as easy as that!
- Once logged in, go to My Promotions to buy tickets for eligible
- BONUS: you can bring one guest of any age, as long as you come to the show together.
Play On performances
Eligible performance dates are automatically posted for you two weeks in advance,
with brand new dates each week.
Choose from these great options:
Play On weekend performances
Have a hectic schedule or coming from out of town?
Extra special savings are available for performances on holiday weekends. Book any performance (Friday to Monday) on Canada Day, Labour Day and Canadian Thanksgiving for the special Play On price of $20 each
– but the BONUS is that you can book early and avoid the wait.
Choose from these Play On weekend performances:
Play On Weekends
Choose from the performances below, on the following
Play On weekends for 2014:
Canada Day Weekend - June 28 to July 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Mother Courage, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Crazy for You, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Hay Fever, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM
King John, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM
King Lear, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Man of La Mancha, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Man of La Mancha, Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Hay Fever, Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Labour Day Weekend - August 30 to September 1
Hay Fever, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM
King John, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM
King Lear, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Antony and Cleopatra, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Man of La Mancha, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Crazy for You, Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Christina, The Girl King, Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Canadian Thanksgiving - October 11 to 13
Man of La Mancha, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM
The Beaux Stratagem, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Hay Fever, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Crazy for You, Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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The Fine Print
- Limit of two tickets per person per performance.
- All tickets are $25 each, and seating is best available (excluding A+).
- You must bring photo ID to the theatre as proof of your age.
- Play On tickets are not available for purchase over the phone.
- Play On tickets cannot be transferred to another person, exchanged or returned for
Questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently asked questions
About the Play On Program:
Do I have to be a student to join Play On?
No. If you’re between 16 and 29, you can buy Play On tickets.
Where will I be sitting?
Play On seats are assigned as best available for that performance, excluding A+
Can I bring a friend?
Yes. You can buy two tickets for any eligible performance. Your guest can be of
Can I buy more than two tickets to a performance?
No. Each registered Play On member can buy only two tickets to any eligible performance.
Of course, if you like the show you can come back again – to another eligible date.
How far in advance can I book Play On tickets?
We’ll post dates approximately two weeks ahead of performance time, and you can
book tickets as soon as a date is posted.
Do I need a credit card to buy tickets?
We encourage Play On tickets to be purchased online, so yes you will need a credit
card. However, if you do not have a credit card you can purchase ticket in person
at our box office window and use your debit card or cash. Remember to bring your
ID with you when you purchase tickets in person.
How do I get my tickets?
Tickets will not be mailed. You can pick them up at the main Festival Theatre box
office until three hours before the performance begins or at a kiosk located in
the main lobby of the Festival Theatre.
Do I have to show an ID card?
Yes. We’ll ask for photo ID that provides proof of age every time you pick up Play
Can I return or exchange my Play On tickets?
Sorry, no. All ticket sales are final.
Attending a Performance:
Where's the theatre?
for theatre locations.
How long is the performance?
Most performances run between 2.5 and 3 hours, with one 15-20-minute interval. For
more exact running times, please check the individual production pages on this website.
Are refreshments available at the theatres?
What if I'm late?
- There are no sit-down restaurants in any of our theatres. However, drinks and light
snacks can be purchased from our bar and concession areas before the performance
and during the interval.
- There is no bar service at the Tom Patterson Theatre.
- With the exception of bottled water, food and drink are not allowed in the theatres.
What if I use a wheelchair?
- All performances begin promptly, and there are no refunds for latecomers.
- At the Festival and Avon theatres, latecomers may be seated at a suitable break.
- At the Tom Patterson and Studio theatres, it may not be possible to seat latecomers
until the intermission. If there is no intermission, it may not be possible to seat
latecomers at all.
All our theatres are wheelchair accessible, but we can’t yet sell these seats on
our website. If you require wheelchair seating, please call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.
What if I'm visually impaired?
If you are a CNIB member and require complimentary seating for your travel companion,
please call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.
What if I am hearing-impaired?
All our theatres are equipped with wireless hearing assistance receivers. Please
choose “I would like to book a hearing assistance receiver” when placing your order
online. There is a $2 rental fee.
What’s the best way to get to Stratford?
Stratford is an easy two-hour drive from Toronto. Click
for maps and directions.
Where can I park?
There's lots of parking in Stratford. Click
for parking information.
I don’t have a car. Can I get to Stratford on public transit?
Where can I eat in Stratford?
- There is a train service to Stratford from most major cities in the U.S. border
states and the Toronto-London corridor every day of the week. Click here for more information.
- Visitors from Toronto can take the Stratford Direct Bus for only $20 round trip!
The Stratford Direct operates twice daily in peak season and once daily in May and
October. Buses depart from the InterContinental Toronto Centre hotel (at the corner
of Front and Simcoe streets) and travel directly to Stratford, with no stops. Click
here for more information.
Stratford boasts some truly fabulous restaurants to suit all budgets.
Please remember to make a reservation – especially during the busy months of July,
August and September. With so many people visiting us, there is rarely an empty
seat in a restaurant before a show.
Where's a good place to stay overnight?
Stratford has hundreds of wonderful places to stay –everything from B&Bs to
hotels to a college residence. Click
for our general accommodation listings. If you'd like help finding
a place call our Accommodation Bureau at 1.800.567.1600. This is a free service.