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Education Program Partner


Additional enrichment events available during your visit:

Student Group Post-Show Chats
We are happy to provide private chats for groups with members of the cast after the show. Sessions are 30 minutes long. From: $50 

Limited availability, so send us an email as soon as you book your tickets.

10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon 

Led by Festival teaching artists, these hour-long active sessions can always be created anew or tailored to suit your group's needs and interests. From: $125

To book workshops or tours at a different time or to create a customized experience, please contact us to discuss details and pricing.

Meet the Festival
Free Q&A sessions with company members on Wednesday mornings July 6 to October 5 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. For more information click here

Please also consult the Forum section for more details about events, workshops and activities.


University Courses

May 5 to 18

For-credit courses delivered in partnership with the Universities of Guelph and Windsor, Western, Brock and St. Jerome's University (affiliated with the University of Waterloo).

Shakespeare in Performance: Taught by a university professor featuring Festival artists, this course offers a historical, theoretical and analytical introduction to Shakespeare.

Voice and Text: Taught by Stratford Festival coaches, this practical course invites students to explore acting techniques and exercises to develop their voice with a particular focus on classical text.

If you are a student at one of the partner universities, please contact your university to register. If you are not a student at one of the partner universities, please contact:

Kristen Power
Secretary to the Director
University of Windsor, School of Dramatic Art


Shakespeare Theatre Conference: "Shakespeare in a Changing World"
In partnership with the University of Waterloo
June 15-18

The 4th Shakespearean Theatre Conference will ask how the study and performance of Shakespearean drama might respond to the rapid changes of the last few years, while also investigating the relationship of this drama to the similarly rapid changes of Shakespeare's time. The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to talk about how performance influences scholarship and vice versa. Sessions will be held at the University of Waterloo's Stratford campus, with plays and special events hosted by the Stratford Festival. 

Plenary speakers: Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Festival), Brian Cummings (University of York) and Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University).

For more information, contact or visit:

To register for the conference, visit:

McMaster University Stratford Seminar Series

In this immersive virtual experience for theatre lovers, McMaster alumni and friends explore all aspects of live theatre with academic lectures and talks with Stratford Festival artists.  Open to everyone! Contact Kathleen D'Amico at for more information.

The Stratford Seminar Society
August 1-6


Now in our 44th season, we offer a week-long intensive theatre immersion, including discounted tickets to eight plays, lectures from our professors to enrich the plays, interviews with leading Festival artists, stimulating daily discussions, and an opening-night dinner. Registration is open to all. Bursary funding available for students.

For more information, contact:
Jim Montgomery or 416.606.9479