Stratford Festival

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Stratford Festival runs from April – November, 2019 in Stratford, Ontario (Shakespeare country) each year and is the largest classical repertory theatre in North America.

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Welcome sign to Stratford, Ontario

Special Spring Rates for performances in April, May and June offer significant price reductions; more than half of the seats for these performances are available at $56 or less for plays and $66 or less for musicals, including fees.

Other ways to save include

  • Early Booking Discount: available through January 31; and
  • Lucky Tix: a ticket lottery offering $35 tickets for plays / $45 tickets for musicals.    

Theatres

Festival Theatre

2019 Productions:
Othello / Billy Elliot the Musical / The Merry Wives
of Windsor / The Front Page

Festival Theatre
Festival Theatre – Front Entrance

Avon Theatre

2019 Productions:
Private Lives / Little Shop of Horrors / The Neverending Story / The Crucible

Studio Theatre

2019 Productions:
Henry VIII / Mother’s Daughter / Nathan the Wise / Birds of a Kind

How to Get There

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Downtown Stratford

If you don’t have a car – no problem! The Stratford Festival offers a coach from Toronto to the Theatres in Stratford for a reasonable fare.

In addition to twice-daily bus service from downtown Toronto, there will be weekend service from Vaughan and Kitchener-Waterloo.

Toronto

Bus service from downtown Toronto continues for $29 round trip.

It departs from the InterContinental Toronto Centre on Front St daily (10:00 am) 

  • Monday through Saturday from April 16 – June 1, and
  • Tuesday through Sunday from June 4 – November 3.

A second bus, at 3:00 pm, is offered

  • Tuesday through Saturday from May 28 to October 12, and
  • Fridays and Saturdays from October 18 to November 2.

Return buses depart Stratford at 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm. 

Vaughan

  • May 3 – June 1: buses depart from the Colossus Drive Carpool Lot at Hwy. 400 and 7 (9:30 am on Fri & Sat).
  • June 7 – November 3: service will be offered on Fri, Sat & Sun.
    Return buses depart Stratford at 5:00 pm.

Round-trip tickets are priced at $29. 

Kitchener-Waterloo

  • May 3 – June 1: bus departs Waterloo Town Square (11 a.m. on Fri & Sat), with return buses departing Stratford at 5 p.m.
  • June 7 – November 3, the service will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Round-trip tickets are priced at $19. 

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Statue of Shakespeare

Family Fun Days

Not only does everyone in the family pay the same reduced rate for The Neverending Story on May 20 & 25, but they also get to enjoy special FREE pre-show activities.

Tickets for these special dates start at $45 (incl fees). 

Bravo Zone – NEW!

Offers 150,000 seats for $41, including all fees. This new price is available for all performances at the Festival and Avon theatres. 

Tickets are available

  • online (link below)
  • by phone at 1.800.567.1600, or
  • in person during business hours at the Festival Theatre box office at 55 Queen Street, Stratford. 

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Tip:  St Jacobs country (Menonites) which includes Elmira and nearby Elora (Gorge/Falls) is on your way to Stratford.
PLAN AHEAD if you intend to stay longer – try and confirm reservations with B&B’s months in advance as all the popular ones book up quite quickly – even a year in advance!