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, N5A 1X2, 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 Waterloo Street Lot.  The lot opens two hours before performances, and the cost is $15 reserved in advance or $20 day of show.

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.

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, N5A 4M9, 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 $15 reserved in advance or $20 day of show.

Limited Special Access Parking is available in our Upper Lot (adjacent to the theatre) for $15 with valid permit if reserved in advance, $20 day of the show. 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, N5A 1A5, the Studio Theatre opened during the 50th season celebrations in 2002.

Paid parking is available in our Waterloo Street Lot.  The lot opens two hours before performances, and the cost is $15 reserved in advance or $20 day of show.

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.

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, N5A 7K5, the Tom Patterson Theatre is being rebuilt and will open in Spring 2020.

Paid parking is available in our Water Street Lot behind the theatre.  The lot opens two hours before performances, and the cost is $15 reserved in advance or $20 day of show.

Limited Special Access Parking is available to book in advance for $15 with valid permit.  Special Access parking may also be available day of for a cost of $20.  We encourage you to reserve in advance to guarantee availability.

Limited free parking is also available just off Morenz Drive on a first-come, first served basis.

For information related to the exciting 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
  • 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.

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Designated Bus Parking