Ontarians are fortunate to have one of the world’s premier theatre festivals in our backyard. The Stratford Festival became famous for its classical Shakespearean plays at the Festival Theatre which opened in 1957. Over the years, some of the best-known actors have graced its stage, from Patrick Stewart to Maggie Smith to Christopher Plummer. Today, the festival presents a dozen productions – including Broadway musicals and works by Canadian playwrights – from April to November – at several theatres in town.
While the theatre itself is reason enough to visit, Stratford and the aptly-named neighbouring village, Shakespeare (perhaps the best antiquing village in Ontario), offer visitors a chance to experience a weekend of the finer things in life.
Find this two-day itinerary for your trip to Stratford