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Drop-In Improv Class - Spontaneous Creation

A class for everyone over 16 who wants to explore theatre passed down through the world of The Second City. Learn from Master Teacher, Michael J Gellman who has been teaching for over 40 years and laugh while being spontaneous and working to create together. From beginners to experts, you will learn how to be in the moment and play while doing it - guaranteed! 

 

 

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per person
MAP
Contact: 519-305-1037
processtheatre.com/stratford-class-spontaneous-creation/spontaneous-creation-stratford-ontario



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



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



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



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



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



Market Square Series: The Shuffle Demons - Stratford Summer Music

Market Square Series In 2019, Stratford Summer Music will offer free, inclusive, weekly, high-quality cultural, ‘shareable moments’ programming in Stratford’s Market Square called Market Square Series for the six-weeks of our festival. Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets; Rain venue for all performances is at The Avondale.

What do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience?  The Shuffle Demons, that’s what! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped traffic on a regular basis. And now they’re back…

The Shuffle Demons are a high-energy Canadian band that blends virtuosic jazz and funk playing with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show. A hit at festivals all over the world, the Shuffle Demons are a crowd pleasing, full-on musical group that backs up wild stage antics with phenomenal playing by a few of Canada’s most talented musicians.

To experience the full might of this uniquely powerful outfit, fans and critics alike demand you witness it firsthand.

Please note, the rain venue for all Market Square events will be The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue.

Sponsored by:   Braai House

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Stratford Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-2101 ext 5
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=81&name=market_square_series.html



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 Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Joseph Phillips | double bass - Stratford Summer Music

 Double Bass, featuring Joseph Phillips

Wonderful music and delicious cuisine in one of Stratford’s most elegant dining settings.  The Prune Restaurant hosts the tenth annual series of weekend Musical Brunches.

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: The Prune Restaurant, Stratford
Cost: $59.50/Per person (beverages, tax and service not incl.)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5052
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca



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
MAP
mountaingalleries.com



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
MAP
Contact: 519-508-1415
www.stratfordcitycentre.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 Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Market Square Series: The Shuffle Demons - Stratford Summer Music

Market Square Series In 2019, Stratford Summer Music will offer free, inclusive, weekly, high-quality cultural, ‘shareable moments’ programming in Stratford’s Market Square called Market Square Series for the six-weeks of our festival. Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets; Rain venue for all performances is at The Avondale.

What do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience?  The Shuffle Demons, that’s what! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped traffic on a regular basis. And now they’re back…

The Shuffle Demons are a high-energy Canadian band that blends virtuosic jazz and funk playing with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show. A hit at festivals all over the world, the Shuffle Demons are a crowd pleasing, full-on musical group that backs up wild stage antics with phenomenal playing by a few of Canada’s most talented musicians.

To experience the full might of this uniquely powerful outfit, fans and critics alike demand you witness it firsthand.

Please note, the rain venue for all Market Square events will be The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue.

Sponsored by:   Braai House

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Stratford Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-2101 ext 5
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=81&name=market_square_series.html



Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours

Join costumed guides for a stroll through our beautiful city's dark and haunted past, still seen and felt in the lingering summer twilight.  Tickets are available on-line and on-site at the beginning of the tour (cash only please).  

Tours run rain or shine.  

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Meet outside of Edison's, Stratford
Cost: $20/A/SR, $15/CH (Under 16), $60/Family (Includes 2 Adults + 2 Children under 16) (These prices include HST)
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Contact: 519-274-1525
www.play.makers.ca/ghost-tours



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)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Bumarang - Stratford Summer Music

Bùmarang is composed of three of Montréal's finest Celtic musicians: Dave Gossage, Sarah Pagé, and Kate Bevan­Baker. A shared love of traditional music brought the trio together in the summer of 2015. In the short time they have been playing together they have already garnered a reputation as a “power trio”, pushing the boundaries of the traditional Celtic genre. Drawing from their diverse musical backgrounds in jazz, classical, African, bluegrass, folk, and indie rock, Bùmerang brings a truly fresh and unique sound to the traditional scene.


Bring your lawn chairs, your sandwiches, your pets and your partners.  It’s BargeMusic 2019, always voted high among Stratford Summer Music’s cheeriest musical moments.  Plenty of variety…a new troupe every week… on The Stratford Barge

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: York Street, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-2101
www.stratfordsummermusic.ca



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: Open Saturdays from Jul. 27th to Aug. 31st, 2019
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $7/Per person (HST included)
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca



Henry VIII

DEATH OF A MARRIAGE, BIRTH OF AN ERA

Church and state collide when England’s king defies papal authority by seeking to divorce his wife, Katherine of Aragon. The consequences will be epochal for the country – and calamitous for the king’s adviser, Cardinal Wolsey, who has been playing a dangerous game of his own.

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Bumarang - Stratford Summer Music

Bùmarang is composed of three of Montréal's finest Celtic musicians: Dave Gossage, Sarah Pagé, and Kate Bevan­Baker. A shared love of traditional music brought the trio together in the summer of 2015. In the short time they have been playing together they have already garnered a reputation as a “power trio”, pushing the boundaries of the traditional Celtic genre. Drawing from their diverse musical backgrounds in jazz, classical, African, bluegrass, folk, and indie rock, Bùmerang brings a truly fresh and unique sound to the traditional scene.


Bring your lawn chairs, your sandwiches, your pets and your partners.  It’s BargeMusic 2019, always voted high among Stratford Summer Music’s cheeriest musical moments.  Plenty of variety…a new troupe every week… on The Stratford Barge

When:  Saturday Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: York Street, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-2101
www.stratfordsummermusic.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 Aug. 3rd, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca