Photograph of teachers during a workshop


Residencies & Partnerships

Michigan Teachers Weekend: May 19-20, 2018

Bring Shakespeare’s text to life! Work with Stratford Festival staff and artists to develop active teaching strategies for your classroom through the Common Core standards.

Includes a ticket to The Tempest


    Michigan Residency

    Engage deeply with North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company! Participating teachers and students work with the theatre’s staff and teaching artists to tie Common Core Standards to the study of Shakespeare. 

    Beginning in September, staff and artists visit Michigan classrooms to provide pre-show workshops. In October and November, these classes then visit the Stratford Festival to see a selected Shakespeare production and participate in another workshop, deepening the work they began in their classrooms in September. 

      If you’d like to have the Michigan Residency visit your school, please call 1.800.561.1233, extension 2450, or send us an email

      Huron-Perth Masterclass Series

      In partnership with the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board

      This 4-week program provides students in Grades 6-8 the opportunity to participate free-of-charge in a series of introductory workshops delivered by Stratford Festival artists and staff.

      The program begins April 2018. To register, contact Tina Robinson at St. Michael’s Catholic High School at (519) 271-0890.

      My Academy

      In partnership with the Avon-Maitland District School Board

      This 10-week program provides students in Grades 7-12 the opportunity to learn from Stratford Festival artists and staff as they build their own production. Nurturing all aspects of their creativity within the arts, it will inspire them to look to the future with new confidence.

      The program begins February 2018. Registration is now closed. For more information, click here.

      Queen's University Bachelor of Education Partnership

      Designed to dovetail with existing Bachelor of Education course curricula, this pilot program unites five of the largest arts organizations in Ontario – the Canadian Opera Company, the Shaw Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Stratford Festival and Young People’s Theatre – in a series of sessions that provide teacher candidates with new and exciting drama-based approaches to their teaching.

      Through this program, pre-service teachers: Develop and implement cross-curricular teaching strategies; forge relationships with Canada’s leading arts organizations; learn from inspirational teaching artists

      To discuss building a partnership with your college or university, call 1.800.561.1233, extension 2450 or send us an email

      Michigan Teachers Weekend:

      Cost: $99 US ($124 CDN) plus tax; Registration includes your lunch on May 19 and one ticket to see The Tempest

      Questions? Call 1.800.561.1233, extension 2293, or send us an email

      The Michigan Residency is supported in part through the Michigan Education Outreach Fund, held within the Stratford Shakespearean Festival Endowment Foundation.

      For information on how you can support the Residency, please call our Advancement department at 1.800.561.1233, extension 5617.