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Photograph of the Avon River in Stratford



The Stratford Festival truly appreciates the long-standing support of our U.S. patrons through their memberships, gifts, volunteer work and ticket purchases – right from the beginning in the days of the tent!

We encourage you to discover more about our various U.S. Outreach-led initiatives and exclusive events planned for the 2024 season.

Michigan Members

A Committee of the Stratford Festival of America

If you are a Member of the Stratford Festival, at any level, and live in the state of Michigan – you are a Michigan Member! 

The Michigan Members actively promote each Festival season through their Speakers Series, Stratford Festival On Film screenings and various education initiatives throughout the state of Michigan. They also host the extremely popular, and often sold-out, Michigan Members Weekend in Stratford in June of each season.

The Michigan Residency

The “Residency”, traditionally held in mid to late fall, is an annual education outreach program bringing our teaching artists to Michigan schools and universities, either in person or virtually, with the goal of promoting Shakespeare and encouraging and nurturing an understanding and interest in classical theater. The Residency is supported through the Michigan Education Outreach Fund. Established by a group of loyal Michigan donors, the fund ensures the future of education outreach in the state of Michigan.

For more information, contact Christine Seip, Director, Major Gifts & US Outreach at 1.800.561.1233 extension 5630