Explore behind the scenes of the Stratford Festival this Summer

Explore behind the scenes of the Stratford Festival this Summer

The Stratford Festival counts among Ontario’s most beloved daytrip destinations. It sits just a stone’s throw away from The Parlour and right in the heart of Stratford Ontario’s theatre district.

Since the Festival began in 1953, it has undergone a number of name changes that reflect its classical theatre roots. Tom Patterson, a local journalist-turned-theatre-producer, founded the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. (It has also been known as the Shakespeare Festival and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival before finally getting its current name.) The festival’s success is responsible in large part for making Stratford the arts and culture center it is today. read more

The Stratford Festival Theatres – The Festival Theatre

The Stratford Festival Theatres – The Festival Theatre

Ancient masterworks by Shakespeare as well as the best of contemporary playwrights like Gilbert and Sullivan find a home at the Stratford Festival, the crown jewel of theatre experiences in Ontario. Presented live in Stratford Ontario, Stratford Festival participants get transported into faraway worlds and ancient times, all for the price of a few theatre tickets.

This season’s festival promises to be an unexpected feast for the senses. Here is an in-depth look at the Festival Theatre. read more

Theatre Spotlight – Guys & Dolls

Theatre Spotlight – Guys & Dolls

Treat yourself to an evening of renowned entertainment with family or friends in Stratford Ontario with a live performance of Guys and Dolls. This is one of the most unforgettable musical comedy productions of all time, and you will be delighted by the gorgeous sets and costumes and the spectacular performances of a skilled troupe of actors. It is well-suited for most ages and will warm your heart while tickling your funny bone. read more