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Photograph of the front facade of the Festival Theatre



Located at 55 Queen Street, N5A 4M9, the Festival Theatre began in 1953 as a tent standing over a wooden thrust stage. In 2021 it will operate as an outdoor venue with parking available 1 hour before the performance, $15 in advance or $20 day of show. 

Limited free parking is available along the circular drive in Upper Queen's Park (Richard Monette Way), adjacent to the theatre, and on both sides of the Avon. 

Located in downtown Stratford at 34 George Street East, N5A 1A5, the Studio Theatre opened during the 50th season celebrations in 2002. 
The theatre has special access seating available on the main floor just a few feet away from the stage. Entry to all seating (except wheelchair seating) is by steps leading upward from stage level. The auditorium is steeply inclined, and reaching the back rows may be challenging for those with restricted mobility.

The City of Stratford offers metered parking around the downtown core. For more information, including Special Access spaces, view the City of Stratford's parking page and parking map.



Located right by the banks of the Avon River at 111 Lakeside Drive, N5A 7K5, the Tom Patterson Theatre has recently been rebuilt and will open officially in 2022. In 2021 it will operate as an outdoor venue with parking available 1 hour before the performance, $15 in advance or $20 day of show.


Located in the heart of downtown at 99 Downie Street, N5A 1X2, this one-time vaudeville theatre has been rejuvenated but still retains its old world charm.



City of Stratford parking guide and details

General and Special Access Parking

Municipal parking is free of charge in all metered spaces (designated or not) for individuals with accessibility permits.

More info on General and Special Access parking can be found on the City of Stratford's website. Please note that overnight street parking is prohibited in Stratford. 

City Core Parking Map

Taxis and Transit

  • City Cab: 519.272.2222
  • Radio Cab: 519.271.4242
  • Stratford Taxi: 519.272.0101
  • City Buses: 519.271.0250 ext. 264

Bus Parking 

City by-laws prohibits the idling of vehicles for more than five minutes while the vehicle/motorcoach is parked or standing (for loading and unloading) in the city of Stratford.


Designated Bus Parking