13th International Milton Symposium: Visitor’s Guide – Stratford

13th International Milton Symposium

University of Toronto | 10-14 July 2023

Visitor’s Guide: Stratford Festival

Located in the picturesque town of Stratford, Ontario, The Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, from March through November, it presents a dozen or more productions across four venues. The Festival produces classics, contemporary dramas, and musicals, with a special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare.

Tickets to be booked in advance. 

Calendar Sunday, July 9 – Sunday, July 16

S, Jul 9M, Jul 10T, Jul 11W, Jul 12T, Jul 13F, Jul 14S, Jul 15S, Jul 16
Women of the Fur Trade2:00pm2:00pm8:00pm8:00pm2:00pm8:00pm2:00pm
King Lear2:00pm2:00pm8:00pm
A Wrinkle in Time2:00pm2:00pm2:00pm
Wedding Band2:00pm8:00pm8:00pm
Grand Magic2:00pm8:00pm2:00pm
Monty Python’s Spamalot8:00pm2:00pm2:00pm
Richard II2:00pm2:00pm
Much Ado About Nothing2:00pm2:00pm

How to Get There and Back

Stratford Direct Bus Service


 $34 Toronto (return)

Destinations: Avon Theatre, Festival Theatre, Tom Patterson Theatre

  • Sunday-Thursday departs Toronto 10am
  • Fri-Sat departs Toronto Toronto 10am and 3pm
  • Sunday-Thursday departs Stratford 5pm
  • Fri-Sat departs Stratford 5pm and 11pm

Other Bus Options

  • PC Connect (local bus)
  • Stratford Airporter (Shuttle service that provides transportation between Toronto Pearson and Stratford)

Via Rail

  • Direct to Stratford 1/day at 5:40pm

Return Toronto 1/day at 11:16am

  • To Woodstock , ON
  • To Kitchener. ON
  • To London, ON 

GO train

Kitchener Line (KT) 2-4hrs

  • Kitchener/Waterloo ~$20, runs multiple times per day/week
  • Stops at Stratford and London Via Rail stations on particular days of the week ~$30

Things to do in Stratford

  1. Stratford Festival Treasures Tour – Costume and warehouse archives
  1. Chats, Workshops, and Prologues

Where to stay in Stratford

  • Ambassador B&B and Inn Next Door
  • Allison’s Brunswick House
  • Birmingham Manor Bed and Breakfast
  • A Garden Stroll B&B
  • Caledonia House

You can also check the Bed and Breakfast Association of Canada for a number of listings:

Where to eat in Stratford

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