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Raising the Tent: The Relaunch of the Stratford Festival

In 1953, facing a time of great uncertainty about the town's future, the people of Stratford invited theatre-lovers throughout North America to come together to raise the tent - quite literally - for the Stratford Festival's glorious first season.

In 2020, in response to the most difficult year in our history, we developed a campaign called Raising the Tent: The Relaunch of the Stratford Festival. The generous contributions we received in support of this campaign enabled us to begin our recovery and produce the beautiful 2021 season.

New donations to the Relaunch Campaign will help bring our ambitious and important 2022 season to life, make plans for 2023, move ahead with other key initiatives, and ensure that treasured Stratford moments will be enjoyed for generations to come.

We look so forward to the joy that the 2022 season will bring. Thank you for helping to get us there.

*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.