Stratford Festival – The Bridge Canada

Did you know that you can escape from everyday life just 2 hours from Toronto? At the Stratford Festival, you can catch live performances of famous and classic literary works. If you don’t have a car, you can get there by special bus for only CAD 29, round trip, twice a day. Plus, you can enjoy a beautiful day in the city with lots of Victorian architecture, take a romantic walk along the River Avon, and sample the cuisine of local restaurants in the city.

“Stratford Town Hall” @ jen.sever. picture by

The area we know today as Stratford was settled in 1832, a few years later in 1859 it was incorporated as a town and 17 years later it became a town. Today, the city is known for its culinary selections, works of art, and the River Avon, the name of the River Avon in England. As I mentioned, in the city center you will find many examples of Victorian architecture, which are nothing more than houses and buildings built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). On the surface, this type of architecture sports a bit of Gothic influence with wooden details. They usually have bay windows, roof towers, pitched roofs, porches and cylindrical turrets.

Stratford Festival - The Bridge Canada

“Chicago, Stratford Bus Festival”. photo by raymundo moreno

The Stratford Festival is also known as the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The first of its kind founded by Tom Patterson in 1952, it runs annually from April to October and features a new performance of famous works each season, from classic literature to vaudeville-style works. The festival has four permanent theatres: the Festival Theatre, the Avon Theatre, the Tom Patterson Theater and the Studio Theatre. You can find tickets from 31 to 224 CAD. And if you’re on a budget, there are tickets on Tuesday and Thursday nights that can get you half the price. The festival is one of the premier arts festivals in Canada and one of the largest in the country, with approximately one million visitors each year from Canada, the United States and Great Britain.

Stratford Festival - The Bridge Canada

“Chicago at the Festive Theater”. photo by raymundo moreno

Some of the most popular works of willian shakespeare In the festival are:

All’s well That ends well (1623), listed in the Comedy. Ricardo III (1592-1594) is generally considered a tragedy. while measure for measure (1963) is considered a black comedy. and comedy The tamed shrew (1590-1592.

For this year’s season, the festival will feature: Hamlet, Chicago, The Mizar, Little Woman, Richard III, Bien Esta Lo Que Bien Aqaba, Death and the King’s Horseman and Her Little NuckyDon’t miss the opportunity to run for an experience and buy your tickets!

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