Thu May 16, 2013
Musical icon Pete Townshend made a special stop in Stratford Wednesday to visit with the cast and crew of the Stratford Festival’s production of Tommy and take in an evening preview of the famous rock musical at the Avon Theatre.
Wed Mar 13, 2013
The Festival looked back on the year that was at its annual general meeting Saturday.
Wed Jan 09, 2013
This season, the first under artistic director Antoni Cimolino, features 12 productions, from classical to contemporary, with Shakespeare as the centerpiece.
Mon Dec 17, 2012
The Stratford Festival's latest app, "Stratford Behind the Scenes," is an interactive voyage through an entire season, revealing the secrets of theatrical production, demonstrating that the artistry that takes place behind the scenes is every bit as magical as the performance itself.
Thu Dec 13, 2012
Sara Ropp and Jessica Jantzi, acting on behalf of the Stratford Accessibility Advisory Committee, presented the Festival’s director of human resources, Shelley Stevenson, with a certificate of recognition Monday evening.
Wed Dec 05, 2012
“This is a dynamic and very talented group of directors,” says artistic director Antoni Cimolino. “They come from across Canada and have widely different experiences within the theatre but are united in their love for and dedication to staging the classics. We are very excited to welcome them to the Festival.
Mon Nov 12, 2012
The Stratford Festival’s box office opens to members on Monday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m., putting them first in line to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.
Thu Nov 08, 2012
Lighting designer Robert Thomson, a veteran of Stratford and Shaw festivals, Canadian Stage, National Ballet and Tarragon Theatre, wins 2012 Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize.
Tue Nov 06, 2012
Tickets for the 2013 season go on sale to members on Nov. 11 and to the general public Jan. 5.
Wed Oct 31, 2012
“We want to make it as easy and affordable as possible for people to get to Stratford,” says Festival executive director designate Anita Gaffney.
Wed Oct 31, 2012
Generally sluggish attendance and the lack of a major box office hit (like Jesus Christ Superstar in 2011) left the festival with a considerable revenue shortfall.
Wed Sep 12, 2012
She was honoured with the Festival’s Legacy Award, presented to her by Christopher Plummer, in a star-studded ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Wed Aug 22, 2012
Stars of stage and screen came out for the second annual Pete Donaldson Classic at the Stratford Golf and Country Club on Monday.
Wed Aug 15, 2012
She will assume her new post November 1, when general director Antoni Cimolino takes over the artistic directorship from Des McAnuff.
Tue Aug 07, 2012
Christopher Plummer, 82, has opened A Word or Two at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, a one-man show about his lifelong love with literature.
Thu Aug 02, 2012
Dale adores a holiday in London or Paris, and also loves her cottage in Thornbury, Ontario.
Fri Jul 27, 2012
First exhibition for friends Andy Allen, Stephen Barber, Eldon Gammon, Tim Hanson, and Lance Hinds
Wed Jul 18, 2012
Season offers a rich variety of repertoire, from classics to light-hearted comedy to powerfully emotive musicals.