Photograph of the front facade of the Festival Theatre

THEATRE MAPS & GUIDES

FOUR DISTINCT STAGES


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

The theatre offers special access seating on the orchestra level. 

Paid parking is available in our downtown parking lot at 175 Waterloo Street South. The lot opens two hours before performances. The cost is $10. 

This location also offers metered parking around the downtown core, with Special Access spaces (free of charge with valid permit) on George and Downie Streets. For details, view City of Stratford's parking page and parking map.

For Motor Coaches/Buses, please do not load/unload or park in front of the theatre. Loading zones are available on the north side of George Street.

Located at 55 Queen Street, the Festival Theatre began in 1953 as a tent standing over a wooden thrust stage. 

The theatre offers special access seating on the orchestra level. 

Paid parking is available in our lower Queen Street Lot (below the Festival Theatre, at Lakeside Drive).  The lot opens two hours before performances, and the cost is $12 reserved in advance or $15 day of show.

Limited Special Access Parking is available in our Upper Lot (adjacent to the theatre) for $10 with valid permit. We encourage you to reserve in advance to guarantee availability.

Parking may also be available in our Upper Lot for patrons without a disability permit. Cost is $20 and is only available day of show if space permits.

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. 

For Motor Coaches/Buses, load and unload in Upper Queen's Park (Richard Monette Way). Please do not remain in loading zone longer than 15 minutes.

Located in downtown Stratford at 34 George Street East, the Studio Theatre opened during the 50th season celebrations in 2002.

The theatre has special access seating available on the main floor just a feet away from the stage.

Paid parking is available in our downtown parking lot at 175 Waterloo Street South. The lot opens two hours before performances. The cost is $10. 

This location also offers metered parking around the downtown core, with Special Access spaces (free of charge with valid permit) on George and Downie Streets. For details, view City of Stratford's parking page and parking map.

For Motor Coaches/Buses, please do not load/unload or park in front of the theatre. Loading zones are available on the north side of George Street.

Located right by banks of the Avon River at 111 Lakeside Drive, the Tom Patterson Theatre will be dark for the 2018 season. 

As we pursue our exciting vision for a new Tom Patterson Theatre, our 2018 season has been planned to occupy the Festival, Avon and Studio theatres only.

For information related to the planned renewal of the Tom Patterson Theatre, check our project page regularly!

PARKING MAP

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
  • 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.

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Designated Bus Parking