Your support as a member of our Playwright’s Circle indicates your extraordinary commitment to the Stratford Festival. This leadership level of membership enables us to continue to produce world class theatre for patrons of all ages and allow us to work with world-renowned directors, actors, designers and artisans. We are pleased to provide you with special opportunities and privileges to bring you closer to the Festival at this level. Please be sure to explore the many events designed with you in mind.
Playwright's Circle Member Privileges
Please click the membership level name for a full list of privileges at each level.
The opportunity to attend PWC Members' trips.
Waiver of handling fee on ticket purchases (limited to two orders per membership period).*
Exchange fees waived. We will waive the $4.50 per ticket exchange fee (limited to four tickets per membership period) unless purchase made before January 31 and covered by Pre-Season Promise *
The opportunity to purchase preferred seating for all openings at the Festival and Avon Theatres. *Limited exclusions apply*
Access to the PWC Members’ Lounge, located in the South Lobby of Festival Theatre to enjoy complimentary beverages during intervals. Lounge is open half hour prior to performance, and half hour following performance for members.*
Personalized concierge service provided by Playwright’s Circle staff. Let us help you plan and enhance your Stratford experience.
"Exclusive Member seats" held for PWC Members until 72 hours before each performance (subject to availability). *Limited exclusions apply*
The opportunity to attend a series of Playwright’s Circle events throughout the season including informal information sessions with actors, directors, designers, artisans, senior staff and academics.
Two complimentary tickets for the performance of your choice. * *Limited exclusions apply*
The opportunity to experience a tour of your choice (includes Archives, Theatre, Garden or Warehouse tours). *
The opportunity to watch a changeover from one production to another (Festival and Avon Theatres). Advance reservations required.
An invitation to attend post-performance receptions with artists after all openings where you purchase or book a ticket through your Playwright’s Circle membership.
A coupon for a complimentary Souvenir Program. *
Acknowledgement of your gift in all house programs, the Souvenir Program and on the Stratford Festival website.
Members at the Gold Stage and above are invited to purchase tickets to attend Opening Night Dinners & Receptions prior to Opening Night Performances. 2015 details will be sent out in the spring. See Playwright’s Circle events.
The opportunity to shadow a performance at the Festival or Avon Theatres. Please email Sharon Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org for selected performance dates.
Complimentary reserved parking in the lower parking lot - Queen Street and Lakeside Drive (limited to four times per membership period). *
The opportunity to experience a private tour of the Archives, Warehouse or Theatre at the Festival Theatre. Advance reservations required. *
Personalized concierge service provided by the Playwright’s Circle Manager.
A complimentary copy of the Souvenir Program mailed to your home. *
Guaranteed opportunity to purchase VIP seating for all openings at the Festival, Avon, Tom Patterson and Studio Theatres, including the gala season opening night, if purchased by May 1st, 2015. *Limited exclusions apply*
The opportunity to watch a final dress rehearsal.
A complimentary copy of the Souvenir Program signed by members of the company mailed to your home. *
Direct phone access to the Special Orders Administration department for all ticket purchases (during regular business hours).
Two additional complimentary tickets (total of four complimentary tickets) for the performance of your choice.*
*Limited exclusions apply*
Complimentary reserved parking in the Buick Lot (upper lot) for performances at the Festival Theatre- excluding opening night (limited to four times per membership period). *
A personalized appointment with Colleen White, Special Orders Coordinator, at your convenience, to purchase your tickets on the first “on-sale” day of the season.
Preferred seating at the Leadership event featuring Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director.
Two additional complimentary tickets (total of six complimentary tickets) for a performance of your choice. * *Limited exclusions apply*
Four additional complimentary tickets (total of ten complimentary tickets) for a performance of your choice. *
*Limited exclusions apply*
Unique, one of a kind, opportunities determined in consultation with the donor.
PLEASE NOTE: Member privileges are cumulative within the Playwright’s Circle. You are entitled to the privileges at your Stage as well as the preceding Stages.
If you choose to receive tangible privileges (marked with an * on the list) a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum amount allowable by law. The following amount will be deducted from your tax receipt in 2015: Silver Stage- $259.18; Gold Stage - $299.18; Diamond Stage - $427.16; Emerald Stage - $467.16; Sapphire Stage - $467.16; Ruby Stage - $595.14; Platinum Stage - $1051.10 and Artistic Director’s Circle - $1251.10.
For more information, contact Sharon Butler, Playwright’s Circle Manager at (519) 271.0055, ext. 5635 or 1.800.561.1233, ext. 5635 or email@example.com.