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Shakespeare Plays at The Stratford Festival

Shakespeare Plays at The Stratford Festival

Shakespeare and all his greatest works have a home within Stratford, Ontario where world-renowned actors showcase the Bard’s greatest theatrical works in multiple theatres, while also paying tribute to the extraordinary playwright all around town.

From the Avon Theatre through to our Shakespearean Gardens and at each of the Stratford Festival’s Theatres, you will find Shakespeare’s legacy very much alive within one of Ontario’s most culturally-rich towns. Every year, from April to October, the Stratford Festival delights audience members with a cultivated repertoire of theatre’s best-loved productions. This year, plan a visit to the Stratford Festival where three of his plays will be featured during the Festival. read more

The Stratford Summer Music Festival

The Stratford Summer Music Festival

For more than 60 years, the Stratford Summer Music Festival has been bringing together music lovers from near and far to indulge in the talents of internationally-renowned artists. Today, the tradition continues and so does the raising of the bar in terms of the level and diversity of talent the festival attracts.

As the festival grows in size, length of time and vibrancy, local leaders and lovers of the event make sure to protect its charm, so this special Stratford affair continues to showcase the very best parts of a small town with a big love for sound. read more

Day Trips from Stratford

Day Trips from Stratford

One of the best parts of visiting Stratford is its convenient location, which puts you in the perfect position to take day trips to a number of wonderful entertainments, foodie and outdoor hubs.

Whether you want to sample produce from across Southwestern Ontario or you hope to explore our region’s rich history, when you stay in Ontario’s favourite theatre town, you won’t have to pick and choose – you get to enjoy it all. read more