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Family Concerts: A Celebration of Songs from Favourite Family Films

When you and your family don’t want the spell of the matinée you’ve just seen to vanish quite so quickly, “be our guest” and enjoy 45 minutes of beloved songs performed by a quartet of charming musical artists, familiar to Stratford audiences. Let the younger ones lounge on comfy cushions and enter “a whole new world” while music takes them from the Avon Theatre to “under the sea” and teaches everyone to “hakuna matata.” By the end, the child in all of us will be ready to “let it go” and bring a lovely Stratford afternoon to a close!

Musicians:
Heather McGuigan
Sayer Roberts
Antonette Rudder

accompanied by Charlene Nafziger
directed by Richard Ouzounian

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre, Stratford
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Norwegian Tales

Delight as Kitchener native Sarah Granskou engages the audience with her puppets, storytelling and music.

Ages 3+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
MAP
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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Les Oiseaux

Les Oiseaux from Cirque du Soleil’s world of street circus magic will be strolling downtown and in the Market Square on Saturday and Sunday.

When:  Jul. 13th to Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square and Downtown Streets, Stratford
MAP
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Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists

All Summer Long, Mountain Galleries East will be celebrating Summer New Arrivals by top Canadian Artists, and showcasing historic work from the Private Estate Inventory of the Late Doris McCarthy (1910-2010).

Featured Artists: Linda Wilder (AB), Brent Lynch (BC), Kate Taylor, (ON), Doria Mood (BC), Andrew Benyei (ON), Charlie Easton (BC), Bev Rodin (ON),  Randy Hayashi (AB), Rod Prouse (ON), and MORE…

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Jul. 10th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Mountain Galleries East, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Downtown Heritage Carriage Rides

Join us for a Heritage Carriage Ride Downtown Stratford this Saturday!  Brought to you by the businesses of downtown.  First come - First on!  See you downtown!

When: Open Saturdays from Jul. 13th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Memorial Gardens on Ontario Street, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-508-1415
www.stratfordcitycentre.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Sip&Shop Night Market

Browse, taste, explore a selection of hand-crafted items.

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
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Bicycle Rentals

Traverse the picturesque parklands of Stratford and take in the scenery at your own pace when you rent a bike.  Light lunches are available on the patio. Bicycle rentals include helmet and lock.  Great rates for 2 or more days, please enquire.

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 7th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: 1 hour/$16, Half Day/$25, $30/Full Day
MAP
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Plastique

Where plastic bag creatures are born and transform into funny and colorful creatures.

Ages 5+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford
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The Crucible and #MeToo

New York Times culture reporter Cara Buckley and others discuss The Crucible through the lens of the #MeToo movement.

The Crucible and #MeToo panellists:
Cara Buckley, culture reporter, New York Times
Dr. Liane F. Carlson, post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Religion and Media, New York University
Dr. Dana Seitler, Director, Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto
Shannon Taylor, company member

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre, Stratford
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Stratford Chocolate Trail

EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES.
GOOD THING.

The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.  

Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



Open Kitchen | Trade Secrets | Sourdough Bread

 

Do you have the need to knead? In this class the science of bread making is examined, including how to make a good sourdough starter and keep it alive. Learn techniques with Eli Silverthorne that will enable the home baker to achieve a superb restaurant quality loaf each time. Perfect for the beginner to intermediate home baker.

Recipes:

  • Creating a starter (take home)
  • Traditional Sourdough
  • Walnut Currant
  • Caraway Rye (deli bread)
  • Normandy Apple Bread
  • Roasted Garlic Levian

For more information and to register, please go to: www.universe.com/sourdough_july19

 

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.

This class has a maximum capacity of 16 students.

Classes are for students 16 years and older.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your universe.com account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email (admin@stratfordchef.com) a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

* All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by universe.com includes this fee in the total listed price.

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $65/Per person + a service fee
MAP
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Shake Le Costume and Shake la Catin

Come and join Fred and Calr's choreography, hypnotic movements and figurative constructions. They will explore how movement and light breathe together. Everywhere their playful luminescent strangenesses go, they encourage crowds to dance and marvel!  

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
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Avon Boat Rentals

Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?  
Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not see why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?  
More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 15th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $24/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $16/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



The Neverending Story

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY

Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it?

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Pipeman

When:  Jul. 13th to Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
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Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours

The Tour Boat, running every half hour, is a great way to spend the afternoon on the River. 

There have been a few tour boats over the years spanning from the mid 1800's up to today. Officially their has been the Juliet I, II, and now III, but predating this there has also been a Juliet tour Boat back in the mid 1800's as pictured below. Countless tours have taken place over the years and proudly for more than 50 years the Herr family has carried on this tradition. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down the river and discover why this has been a tradition for many year and many more to come.

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 7th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $8.50/A, $7.50/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5.50/Youth (13-18 years)
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail

Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for one week (7 days) from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.
 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Norwegian Tales

Delight as Kitchener native Sarah Granskou engages the audience with her puppets, storytelling and music.

Ages 3+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
MAP
springworksfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! The Udder Show

Come join Ottawa's Rock the Arts Puppets for their hilarious family puppet show starring the one and only David Udderman the cow as he interviews Creatureville's alpacas, chickens and other special guests!

Ages 3+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
MAP
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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Plastique

Where plastic bag creatures are born and transform into funny and colorful creatures.

Ages 5+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford
MAP
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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Hands-on and Interactive Activities

Théâtre des Petites Âmes’ popular Jardin des Petites Âmes returns inviting children of all ages to touch, feel and discover.  
Gardens for Littles, Arts & Crafts, Gallery Stratford, Puppet Theatre and Tea Party

When:  Jul. 13th to Jul. 14th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Puppet School

Performers from Humber College bring an island full of weird creatures to life in this fascinating crash course in the art of puppetry.

Ages 5+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available

OR

You can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent
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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! mini-fest

SpringWorks’ Second ~ PuppetWorks! mini-fest ~ July 12 to 14, 2019

Stratford City Hall Auditorium & Market Square

Join US! for an array of hands-on, experiential and presentational activities:

Whimsical, Whacky, Family-Friendly FUN!  

Puppet Performances ~  Puppet Demos ~ Puppet Films ~ Puppet BUSKERS!

SIP and Shop NIGHT Market : browse, taste, explore a selection of hand-crafted items

+ EVENING Entertainment ~ PuppetShorts ~ an Eclectic Cabaret (PG13)
~ Black Swan Beer Garden

Programming for families, children and adults.

Friday 4pm to 11pm; Saturday 10am to 11pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
 

Our Fabulous Artists include: (from Montreal)
Les Panaches’ Shake la Catin and Shake le Costume ~ Come Dance with US!

Les Chasseurs de Rêves’ Les Oiseaux from Cirque du Soleil’s world of street circus magic.

Théâtre des Petites Âmes’ popular Jardin des Petites Âmes returns inviting children of all ages to touch, feel and discover.  

Pekka, a tiny, brave turtle engages 2-5 year olds to travel the world with her, looking for Miss Moon.

Puzzle Theatre shares Plastique where plastic bag creatures are born and transform into funny and colorful creatures.

(and from elsewhere …)

Puppet School: A Little Bit of Everything Toronto Humber College artists- fascinating and funny intro to the art of puppetry.

Norwegian Tales delight as Kitchener native Sarah Granskou engages the audience with her puppets, storytelling and music.

Join Ottawa’s  Rock the Arts at The Udder Show with late night talk show host  David Udderman, the cow, as he interviews Creatureville's alpacas, chickens and other special guests!

Puppet short FILMS from the world renowned Henson puppet family, Heather Henson and her splendid puppet collaborators at Handmade Puppet Dreams share 2 different family friendly collections and one aimed for 12+ puppet lovers.

For more information, schedules and to reserve show and film tickets go to SpringWorksFestival.ca

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available

OR

You can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today

for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming
 

Reserve your Show SEAT - HERE
 

You can contribute your support for programming as YOU CHOOSE - ON THE DAY after the show

OR

BECOME a Puppet ANGEL Now - HERE

Follow SpringWorks on social media

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall, Market Square and Downtown streets, Stratford
Cost: Pay What You Choose
MAP
www.springworksfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Puppets Cabaret

Enjoy a casual social evening at the SLAM Cabaret.

Ages PG13+

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
MAP
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Stories of Stratford Guided Tour

Come and join us on a guided tour walking around some of Stratford’s beloved landmarks and be acquainted with some of Stratford’s most interesting stories. Take pictures and ask questions as you delve into the beginnings of Stratford’s history and explore some of the oldest sites that Stratford has to offer.

Photo credit to the Stratford Perth Archives.

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $7/Per person (HST included)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Norwegian Tales

Delight as Kitchener native Sarah Granskou engages the audience with her puppets, storytelling and music.

Ages 3+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
MAP
springworksfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Pekka

Join Pekka, a brave tiny turtle, as she travels the world looking for Miss Moon, the essential bedtime story inspiration.  

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available
OR
You can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

suitable for 2.5+ and your grownup 

 

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium
Cost: Pay What You Choose
www.springworksfestival.ca



Private Lives

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY

Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses. Succumbing to raging ex appeal, they run off together to Paris, only to discover all over again – hilariously – that there’s more than one way to drive each other crazy.

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! Puppet School

Performers from Humber College bring an island full of weird creatures to life in this fascinating crash course in the art of puppetry.

Ages 5+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
MAP
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Neverending Story Workshop

Take part in a series of drama exercises to explore the adventure and magic of The Neverending Story. These half-hour workshops are for all ages and require active participation. Led by Festival company members and Education staff. Located in Rehearsal Hall 1 of the Festival Theatre.

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Mother's Daughter

THE MAKING OF A KILLER QUEEN

Upon the death of Edward VI, the princess Mary – daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon – easily wrests the throne from Edward’s official heir. But Mary remains haunted by her mother’s ghost, urging her toward the course that will earn her the nickname of Bloody Mary.

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! The Udder Show

Come join Ottawa's Rock the Arts Puppets for their hilarious family puppet show starring the one and only David Udderman the cow as he interviews Creatureville's alpacas, chickens and other special guests!

Ages 3+ and accompaning adult.

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available OR you can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

When:  Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019
Where: Market Square Performance Tent, Stratford
MAP
springworksfestival.ca



Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery's popular Summer Exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photography by some of Stratford's finest artists, including: Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Linda Brine, Tom Campbell, Allan Davey, Mary Anne Dente, Scott Fillier, Renata Fitzgerald, Luc Forsyth, Kathryn Friis, Jacob Grodzinski, Antony John, Paul Johnston, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Antonie Los, Tanya Lyons, Terry Manzo, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart, Elizabeth Van Den Broeck, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick and more. The exhibition will evolve throughout the summer: as pieces are sold, new artworks will be put on display, so visit often to see more work by your favourite Stratford artists. 

Join us Sundays @ 11am to hear exhibiting artists talk about their work.

 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from May. 25th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca