Undoubtedly, one of North America's greatest theater experiences! Where else could you expect to experience twelve elite-caliber productions, all within walking distance of your hotel? Add the surroundings of a quiet town, and dozens of opportunities for professional theater workshops, and you'll see that Stratford is the perfect student travel performance destination.
Through Student adventures, you also have the opportunity to supplement your trip with theater workshops, performances, or side trips to nearby Toronto or Niagra Falls. We offer standard packages from one to three days, or let us make all the arrangements to customize a trip that is perfect for your group.
Stratford Music Festival Highlights
Costume and Prop Warehouse Tour
This hands-on interactive tour features thousands of costumes and hundreds of props that are catalogued and stored at one of the largest costume warehouses in North America. These one-hour tours give you a close-up look at the work of the Festival’s world-class designers, wardrobe staff and prop-builders. Don’t forget your camera!
Student Matinee – Action or Comedy
A high-energy, high-interest, student-centered performance from the 2014 season line-up. Examples from seasons past include: Three Musketeers, A Comedy of Errors, The importance of being Earnest, The Taming of the Shrew and Blithe Spirit.
Select your choice from the available performances of the 2014 Festival line up. Stratford of course offers some of the best Shakespeare productions in North America, but they are also know for stellar performances of Broadway musicals, and contemporary drama, comedy and even experimental theater.
Feature show Prologue
An interactive workshop lead by members of the cast of tonight's feature performance. The workshop will cover topics ranging from back-story and character synopsis to technical, production and performance secrets.
Combat Workshop (or other workshop)
Get ready to rumble- thespian style! Whether you want to release your inner swashbuckler, or your want to find out if your to “coulda' been a contender,” this workshop will help you learn to mix it up on the stage.
Tech Talk Workshop
A workshop focusing on the “behind the scenes” aspects of the theater. Possible topics include: costume and make-up, lighting special effects and sound, and how each of these impact and add to the performance as a whole.
Gallery Stratford is one of Ontario’s longest operating public art galleries and has been a significant contributor to the cultural heart of South-western Ontario since 1967. Gallery Stratford’s mandate is to present changing exhibitions of contemporary visual art, with a focus on regional and Canadian Art, which strive to engage the public, create dialogue, and offer unique opportunities for education, exploration, and interactive learning. The Gallery experience will include an interactive tour of the exhibits as well as a hands-on art experience related to one of the current exhibits.
Niagra Falls Highlights
Maid of the Mist: Ride into the MIst
Water rushes all around as you "soak" in the excitement and explore the roar of the Falls. A historical ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist is a half hour thrill of a lifetime! North America's oldest tourist attraction, millions of visitors have enjoyed the boat tours since 1846. Your Niagra Falls cruise take you from the Canadian docks past the base of the American Falls, then into the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Fall.
Journey Behind the Falls
The sound is like thunder; the sight is awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara, and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 stories above! At Journey Behind the Falls, you'll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below.
The temperature will drop. Water will bubble and spray while snow falls all around. Standing on a massive platform, you will feel the wrath of Mother Nature as the floor tilts and trembles beneath you. This is Niagara's Fury! Niagara Parks has recreated the amazing sights and sounds of the formation of Niagara Falls. Incredible images developed with technology used previously only in satellites and medicine will immerse you in a 4D Universal Studios-style attraction.
White Water Walk
Take a walk like no other, along a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater! Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature, and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough--the sight will take your breath away!