Stratford Festival

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Country and Region CanadaOntario
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
P. O. Box 520
Stratford, Ontario, Canada  N5A 6V2
Physical address:
Stratford Festival of Canada
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario, Canada  N5A 4M9
Phone: (01) 519-271-1126

Festival Description

In the years since its first season in 1953, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (formerly known as Stratford Festival of Canada) has set benchmarks for the production not only of Shakespeare, Molière, the ancient Greeks and other great dramatists of the past but also of such 20th-century masters as Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Eugene O’Neill and Tennessee Williams. In addition to acclaimed productions of the best in operetta and musical theatre, it has also showcased and in many cases premired works by outstanding Canadian and other contemporary playwrights.

Drawing audiences of more than 600,000 each year, the Festival season now runs from April to November and includes a full programme of Fringe activities, including concert recitals,discussion sessions and readings by celebrated authors. It offers an extensive programme of educational and enrichment activities for students, teachers and other patrons, and operates its own in-house school of professional artist development: the Stratford Festival Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training. The Festival is currently building a $50-million Endowment Foundation to ensure that its founders dream remains a reality for all time.

Festival Dates April 23 - October 20, 2013
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Festival Events:

Plays 2013:
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Tommy


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