Photograph of patrons in the Festival Theatre gardens



Education Program Partner


We have a number of different options for you to bring Stratford to your students whether you are teaching in the classroom or at a distance. Learn more. 

University Courses 
For-credit courses delivered in partnership with the Universities of Guelph and Windsor, Western, Brock and St. Jerome’s University (affiliated with the University of Waterloo).

  • Shakespeare in Performance: Taught by a university professor featuring guest artists, this course offers a historical, theoretical and analytical introduction to Shakespeare
  • Voice and Text: Taught by Stratford Festival coaches, this practical course invites students to explore acting techniques and exercises to develop their voice with a particular focus on classical text. 

Shakespearean Theatre Conference 
The conference is jointly organized by the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival. The fourth conference is slated for June 2021: “Shakespeare in a Changing World”.

McMaster University Seminar Series 
Every year since 1960, McMaster University has conducted a seminar for theatre and Shakespeare enthusiasts in association with the Stratford Festival. Past participants have attended numerous productions, lectures and discussion sessions; learned about backstage and production activities; and have had the opportunity to meet Festival artists and other theatre professionals.

The Shakespeare Lecture - McGill
The Shakespeare Lecture  was established in 1992 and is presented in partnership with the Friends of the McGill Library. Events such as the Shakespeare Lecture create a strong presence in the community, and build awareness of the Library’s role in the life and outreach of McGill.