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Last Chance for October Shows!

Our incredible 2018 season is winding down, and it’s time to grab your tickets for productions closing in October.

October is here already, but we still have plenty of great live theatre left for you to enjoy this fall. Whether you're returning to see a favourite play again, bringing along a friend or catching up on a show you've missed, it's now or never for these wonderful productions!

Long Day's Journey Into Night - Runs until October 13
Brontë: The World Without - Runs until October 13
The Tempest - Runs until October 26
Napoli Milionaria! - Runs until October 27

Julius Caesar - Runs until October 27
The Comedy of Errors - Runs until October 28
An Ideal Husband - Runs until October 28

Productions closing in early November:

The Music Man - Runs until November 3
Coriolanus  - Runs until November 3
Paradise Lost - Runs until November 4
To Kill a Mockingbird - Runs until November 8

Don't forget our fabulous Forum
We still have some unique Forum events on offer until October 30. Check out our Forum listings  and expand your experience.

Don't Delay - Book Today
Tickets for all of our October shows are selling fast - don't miss out! Drop by our Box Office, call 1.800.567.1600 or visit our website now.



Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! And Again…

Audiences can’t get enough of The Rocky Horror Show! We’ve extended the production again so everyone can get their fill.

Don't put away your feather boa and fishnets just yet, darlings…

Come up to the lab
And see what's on the slab
I see you shiver with antici...pation

Due to overwhelming - and Frank-ly deafening - howls of popular demand, The Rocky Horror Show has been extended until November 25! Here's just some of what the critics have been saying:

"Go see The Rocky Horror Show and then go see it again!"
Broadway World

"Delicious nostalgia"
- The New York Times

"The Rocky Horror Show grabs the audience and doesn't let go until everyone dances the Time Warp"
- Postmedia

"★★★★" [out of 4 stars]
- The Globe and Mail

What are you waiting for? Grab a friend, throw on your wildest outfits and come on out to visit Frank and the gang. Ticket sales are as hot as the show - and that's saying something! Don't delay: book today! We'd hate to see anyone left unsatisfied.

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Halloween Trick or Treat!

No one ever outgrows the urge to go wild at Halloween! With new late-October and November show dates added recently, you can get into the spirit with The Rocky Horror Show - even on Halloween night itself! 

Science Fiction Double Feature Show Date
Once October is over, Halloween doesn't have to end. We have special Science Fiction Double Feature days where you can revel with Rocky TWICE in one day, with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.! Delicious. 

Mark your calendar for doubly decadent and deviant mayhem on November 1017 and 24

Goodie Bags for All!
Get into the Halloween Rocky groove with your very own Partici…pation Kit. Grab your kit from the Theatre Store before the show and enjoy fun props and surprises to help you engage with the fun on stage. 

And we have lots more Rocky-themed goodies in the shop, so be sure to take a browse!

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Tired of the same ol' holiday lunch parties? We have the perfect sensational solution!

Why settle for the usual, predictable yearly gathering for your special group or company holiday celebrations? With The Rocky Horror Show extended until November 25, you can kick up your high heels and start the holiday season off with a bang! Your group will have the time of their lives when you pair a performance with a Rocky-themed party to remember.  

  • Late November extension dates are ideal for a company holiday party.
  • Matinée or evening performances are available.
  • Bring your staff to the hottest show of the season!
  • Indulge with our Velvet Darkness cocktail.
  • Special Rocky Horror Partici…pation Kits.
  • Reception space and delectable food and beverage options are available on site.

Dress up and get ready to do the Time Warp! You can even hold a contest with your team to see who comes up with the most over-the-top outfit!

It's always a party, darlings
We host an "after party" following every performance of The Rocky Horror Show. Try our specialty cocktail, the Velvet Darkness - a bewitchingly sinful blend of vodka, peach schnapps, lime cordial, grenadine and cranberry juice. Look for a $2 coupon for the cocktail in our Partici…pation Kits, available in the Theatre Store. After Friday or Saturday evening performances, the cast are invited to join the crowd for a drink and a lively mingle. There's music, fun lighting - and don't miss the Rocky photo area!

To plan out your rockin' Rocky office or group party, contact Heather Martin, Groups and Schools Sales Manager, at 519.271.4040, ext. 2262, and Victoria Parkinson, our Catering Events Manager, at 519.271.4040, ext. 2344.


Extended by Popular Demand

Some of our hottest shows this season have been extended. Check your calendar and book your tickets today!

Here's your chance to see what all the buzz is about with our biggest hits of 2018! Due to sell-out performances, we've added dates to give everyone a chance to enjoy these amazing productions.

Paradise Lost - Closing November 4
"★★★★" [out of 4 stars]
"Extremely funny and stingingly contemporary"
"This Satan sparkles in brilliant show"
- Toronto Star

The Comedy of Errors - Closing October 28
"Sheer fun"
"A hilarious adventure epic"
"William Shakespeare would be truly appreciative"
- Postmedia

Coriolanus - Closing November 3
"★★★★" [out of 4 stars]
"Robert Lepage's Coriolanus is the show of the decade at the Stratford Festival"
"This is one you have to see it in person to truly appreciate - and more than any other I've seen at the Stratford Festival over the past decade, it's worth the trip, down the highway, across the country or, indeed, around the world."
- The Globe and Mail

Don't miss out! Tickets are selling out fast, so book your seats now.

Production sponsor for Coriolanus: BMO Financial Group

Production support for Coriolanus is generously provided by Larry Enkin & family in memory of Sharon Enkin, by Sylvia Soyka, and by Catherine & David Wilkes



The Fantasticks In Concert with Eric McCormack

One of Stratford’s most successful alumni returns to the Festival after nearly 30 years, in a concert version of the world’s longest-running musical.

One night only!

The Fantasticks in Concert with Eric McCormack

October 30
Eric McCormack - last seen at Stratford in 1989 - will take a break from taping his Emmy Award-winning television series Will & Grace to appear at the Avon Theatre as El Gallo in The Fantasticks In Concert!

This heartwarming story of a young couple, their bickering parents, a pair of very veteran thespians and the dashing narrator who makes everything end happily has been a hit around the globe since its première in 1960 - with such unforgettable songs as "Try To Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain."

The show will be performed in concert by members of the company, directed by Richard Ouzounian (who directed Mr. McCormack as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1989), with musical supervision by Franklin Brasz, the Festival's Director of Music. A perfect outing for fans of Eric McCormack, magical musicals and the power of romance!

Note: Certain language and situations have been changed to reflect the evolving social awareness and attitudes of a 21st-century audience.



Explore Highlights of the 2018 Season

The season is nearly over, but here are some ways for you to revisit and rediscover this year’s productions and the topics they raise.

It's always sad to reach the end of another fantastic Festival season. Theatre by its very nature is ephemeral and fleeting - but you can still recapture exciting moments from 2018.

Get social
Join in discussions, interact with other Stratford Festival fans, and share your memories and photos on our social media channels. We also post links to reviews, interviews, live feeds, Q&As, articles and videos all about this season - and the seasons to come! Subscribe and follow today.  





Have a Look
Our YouTube channel has a fabulous collection of videos for you to explore. Enjoy another look at our season trailers, get behind the scenes with our craftspeople and learn about the inner workings of our productions, and see some extended highlights from our spectacular musicals. We also upload video from our Forum livestreams - so if you missed out on Antoni Cimolino's fascinating chat with author Margaret Atwood, you can find it here! And much, much more besides.

Mementos, Books and More
Our wonderful Theatre Store has a huge selection of books, musical soundtracks and videos relating to our season. Follow up on some of this year's hot topics of discussion, buy our beautiful Souvenir Program, or treat yourself or a loved one to a special keepsake relating to your favourite show! We have something for theatre lovers of all ages. Stop by in person at our two locations by the Festival or Avon theatres, or visit us online.


Season Partners: BMO Financial Group, RBC Royal Bank, UnionGas Limited



Become a Member Today

Join now, and you’ll get early access to the best seats for our fantastic 2019 season.

As the 2018 season comes to a close, we sincerely thank you for being a fan of the Stratford Festival. Our patrons mean the world to us - and we'd like to deepen our relationship with you.

As we prepare for next year, we invite you to become a Member of the Festival and help to make possible all of our beautiful productions, our training and educational programs - in fact, everything we do. Every aspect of our work relies on the dedicated support of our membership family.

Reap the benefits!
Now is a perfect time to join for 2019. As a Member, you can start booking your personal playbill for next season's amazing theatre as early as November 11 - nearly two months ahead of the general public, for whom booking begins on January 4. That gives you first choice of the best seats at early-booking prices. Our valued Members enjoy other exclusive advantages too, including:

  • Priority access to our Shakespeare Ticket Offer. Purchase two tickets to selected Shakespeare productions at 50% off!
  • Musical Ticket Offer: Members can save 40%!
  • Members' rush tickets: purchase up to four tickets starting at 9 a.m., well in advance of the general public.
  • Complimentary tickets.
  • Tax receipt/acknowledgement.
  • Special events, exclusive invitations, private lounge access - and much, much more!

Just call or visit our website to compare the benefits of our various levels of membership.

Your generous gift can be made either as an individual or as a family. We assure you it will be gratefully received and carefully used. Please call our Box Office at 1.800.567.1600, or visit our website and fill out our handy online Membership form.

Again, our warmest thanks for your enthusiastic attendance this season. We hope we can look forward to welcoming you again in 2019 - as a Member!


Exclusive savings for The Men in White at Factory Theatre

Exclusive Savings: Grab your $35 tickets to Anosh Irani's The Men in White at Factory Theatre this October with promo code GOOGLY. 

The Men in White
Written by Anosh Irani, Directed by Philip Akin
October 13 - November 4 at Factory Theatre

A heartwarming tale of life, love, and cricket

When Abdul's cricket team want to end their losing streak, they decide to recruit his brother, Hasan, who is an expert all-rounder. But bringing Hasan from India to Canada will take more than just a plane ticket, and not all of the team agree with the cost. Alternating between Mumbai and Vancouver, this touching story follows these unforgettable characters as they discover that home can be found in a sport and unite family across nations.

Visit the Factory website for more info or to book your $35 tickets with promo code GOOGLY.