Shakespeare and savings just north of the border.
Theatergoing in Stratford, Ontario
Credit: Courtesy of Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Nestled in rural southwestern Ontario, Stratford offers fantastic theater at discounted prices. Most notably, it’s home to the longtime Stratford Shakespeare Festival, which is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre. The season runs from April to November and plays across four stages: the Festival, Avon, Tom Patterson, and Studio Theatres. The festival draws thousands of people each year so it’s advisable to book your tickets early.

Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Pop for tickets at the seven-month-long festival, renowned for its Shakespearean, classical, and contemporary performances.

Let Them Eat Cake Restaurant & Dessert Cafe

Grab a hearty breakfast (all day) or a pot-pie lunch.

York Street Kitchen

Stop in for affordable fare, including beef and Provençal fish stews and build-your-own sandwiches.

Queen's Inn at Stratford

The 150-year-old inn is walking distance to theaters and has a range of cheery rooms to fit all budgets.

Henry's at the Queen's

The hotel restaurant does well with the classics, like printanier salad and baked Canadian Brie.