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Raising the Tent: The Relaunch of the Stratford Festival

It was heartbreaking to have to cancel our spectacular 2020 season, but in a time of pandemic we simply could not ensure the safety of our patrons, artists, artisans, crew and staff.

That necessary step has placed us in a critical situation. Without ticket sales, the Festival's unique strength - its ability to be 94% self-reliant - has become a unique vulnerability. That's why your support is needed now more than ever. 

At its heart, the Festival is a community of people who value the opportunity to take a step back from their day-to-day lives, to ponder the eternal questions of humanity, to hum a show tune, to laugh at a joke, to be part of an audience that is sharing a moment of joy.

This is something none of us can afford to lose. 

We are at work planning a new 2021 season - a season of recovery on which depends the future of this extraordinary place that is so dear to our hearts. And because we need your help to do it, that future also depends on you.

Please support our recovery by donating to our campaign Raising the Tent: The Relaunch of the Stratford Festival. With your help, when it is safe to do so, we will once again hear that glorious fanfare, enter the theatre and take our seats, at long last.

*You will receive a receipt for donations over $25. The Stratford Festival is a registered charity in Canada (119200103 RR0002) and a 501 (c)3 registered charity in the United States (BN#38-2420887).


Make a donation of any amount to the Stratford Festival in honour of your friends and family to acknowledge their birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion. Your honoree will be recognized online and in our house and souvenir programs. We will write to the honoree, acknowledging your thoughtful gift in their honour.

Click here to make your Commemorative Gift.