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Plan Your Trip

  • Midweek matinées from $18 to $34 (excludes performances between July 10 and August 27)
  • Special student group pricing on all other shows
  • Free chaperone ticket for every 20 student tickets purchased
  • Easy payment options
  • Complimentary bus parking: Find out more about bus parking on the  Maps & Guides page in the Visit section 

To access our 2018 Schools Guide, click here.

Please see all Terms and Conditions


Elementary and secondary school groups visiting this season can apply for assistance to help with the costs of bus transportation.

If your school would like to apply for subsidy of your bus expenses, please complete the Subsidy Request Form and send it to us with a copy of your bus transportation quote via email or by post to:

Heather Martin, Group Sales Manager
Stratford Festival, P.O. Box 520
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
Fax: 519.271.1126

Please note that subsidies must be applied for before the date of your trip. All requests will be considered, and we will promptly notify you of the available subsidies.

We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the theatre this season!

Picnics To Go -- Includes bottled water, cookie and fruit.  $15 each.  Choose from:

  • Crisp House Salad
  • Succulent Turkey Sandwich
  • Farm-fresh Egg Salad Sandwich

  Call our group specialists in the box office to book.


Step onto the stage and meet the cast! Have students explore the production's key themes, questions and characters with artists appearing in that afternoon's performance. Prologues are available on selected dates for all Shakespeare productions and To Kill a Mockingbird. $3.75 per student. Prologues begin at 11 a.m. and run until noon before most student matinées.

(Free for participants in the Teaching Shakespeare Program)

Support for Prologues is generously provided by John and Therese Gardner.

Prologue dates.

To book, please contact our Box Office

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10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon

Led by Festival teaching artists, these hour-long active sessions can always be created anew or tailored to suit your group's needs and interests.

2018 workshops include:

  • The Tempest Through the Ages: Journey Into the Archives
  • Gender and Sexuality in The Comedy of Errors
  • Song and Dance: The Rocky Horror Show and The Music Man
  • Contemporary Perspectives on a Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Power and Politics in Coriolanus
  • Julius Caesar: The End of Democracy
  • An Ideal Husband: Manners and Etiquette
  • Stage Combat: Learn the Basics

$11 per student (minimum 15, maximum 30 students)

Workshops can also take place at your school. (An additional travel fee applies.)

Availability is limited. Reservations need to be made at least two weeks in advance.

To book or inquire, send us an email or call the Education Department: 1.800.561.1233, ex 2354

Your students are bound to have all kinds of questions that you can't answer. Take advantage of half-hour Q&As with members of the cast, immediately following the performance. $2.50 per student (minimum 20 students). Availability is limited. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

(Free for participants in the Teaching Musical Theatre Program)

To book or inquire, send us an email or call the Education Department: 1.800.561.1233, extn 2354

Take advantage of our exclusive behind-the-scenes tours. Choose from Archives, Festival Theatre, Costume and Props Warehouse or Set Changeover tours. $6 per student and tickets can be booked online when ordering your student tickets or through our Box Office at: 1.800.567.1600

(NEW) Reading Week Residency

The Classical Immersion and Audition Prep is an exploration of theatre for post-secondary theatre school students with a focus on acting, text, voice and movement within the classical cannon.  This program is ideal for any student preparing for upcoming auditions and classical work. At the completion of the session there is an invited presentation by the students for industry professionals. Click here for pricing and more information.

Additional enrichment events available during your visit see a show include:

Student Group Post-Show Chats

We are happy to provide private chats for groups with members of the cast after the show. Sessions are 30 minutes long. Cost: $2.50/person, minimum $55 charge plus tax. Limited availability, so send us an email as soon as you book your tickets.


10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon

Led by Festival teaching artists, these hour-long active sessions can always be created anew or tailored to suit your group's needs and interests. Cost: $11 per student (minimum 15, maximum 30). Click here for 2018 workshop topics.

Meet the Festival

Please also consult the Forum section for more details about events, workshops and activities.

Meet the Festival: Free Q&A sessions with company members on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 am. For more information click here.

NEW - Fall For The Bard - $10
Book your fall dates and make a non-refundable down payment to access $10 tickets for Coriolanus and Julius Caesar.

Here's how it works:

1. Pay a non-refundable deposit of $122 upon booking your tickets.
2. Pay a non-refundable down payment of 30% by June 30, 2018.
3. When school starts in September, adjust your trip numbers to suit your class and pay your balance.

Don't delay - Book today!
Space is limited.

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*Offer valid on Spotlight, A, B, C and Super Saver seating zones only. Ticket prices are subject to taxes and service charges. Offer is subject to availability and valid only for groups of 10 or more. Not valid on previously booked or purchased tickets or in conjunction with any other offer including bus subsidies. Not valid on tickets for fall performances purchased after June 30. Not valid on spring student performances.