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Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development


Saturday, May 11

Teachers do so much for their students - let us support you!

This full-day of programming features brunch with Stratford Festival artists, a behind-the-scenes preview of the 2024 season, workshops, post-show chats and tickets to your choice of Romeo and Juliet or Hedda Gabler and Something Rotten!

The event will take place in Lazaridis Hall at the Tom Patterson Theatre.

Teacher Day Schedule
 9:00 a.m.      Registration  
 9:30 a.m.  Brunch & Artist Chats 
 11:00 a.m.  Choice of Workshops 
  • InterACTive Preshow (Romeo and Juliet
    Led by artists appearing in the matinée, students explore the play's key themes, questions and technical aspects on the Festival's renowned stages.

  • Introduction to Stage Combat
    With a focus on safety and communication, learn the tenets of creating the illusion of physical combat on stage.

  • Dance (Something Rotten!)
    Learn an excerpt of choreography from this rollicking musical which celebrates the musical theater form.
 12:00 p.m. Choice of Workshops 
  • Foundations of Dialect, Voice & Speech
    Learn methods and processes to develop and perform selected dialects in performance.

  • Fundamentals of Playwriting
    Learn and put into practice key creative writing techniques specific to stage plays.

  • Performing Shakespeare
    With an emphasis on character and intention, explore acting techniques to bring Shakespeare's works to life in a 2024 context.

 2:00 p.m.  Performance of Romeo and Juliet or Hedda Gabler 
 8:00 p.m.  Performance of Something Rotten! 


Cost:  $149 +tax

Includes brunch and two tickets; you can use both tickets for one show or one ticket for two shows. Tickets to the performances will be handed out on the day of the program.

Space is limited.

Registration closes May 3.

To learn more, contact

To book your spot, please click the BOOK NOW button below. You will then be given the chance to choose your workshops. 

Closer to the event, a form will be sent to you so you can select your show preferences and note any dietary restrictions.



Learn more and register for the Teaching Stratford Program here

(Virtual) Indigenous Arts Immersion


Immerse students in the stories and artistry of Indigenous theatre creators.

This virtual program is made up of three parts:

  • March 5 & 6 at 6pm: Teacher Professional Development (Decolonizing Shakespeare and Indigenous Arts)
  • March & April: Access to filmed productions of Women of the Fur Trade1939 and The Rez Sisters
  • March & April: Pre- and Post-Show Chats with Cast and Creative Team Members

The price includes the following for up to two classes:

  • Two recorded professional development sessions
  • Access to all three productions for both you and your students from March 5-April 30
  • Access to the study guides for all three productions
  • One pre- and one post-show chat with a cast or creative team member from your selected production


All elements of the program are delivered virtually through our digital production platform (for the filmed productions) or via Zoom/Microsoft Teams/Google Meet (for the artist chats).

Cost: $249 plus tax

Space is limited. Registration closing soon.

To learn more, email



Upon registration, you will receive an email from one of our Education Associates with a registration form as well as the Zoom links and details for the professional development sessions. We will then work with you to schedule the pre- and post-show artist chats.