Favorite thing: A National Historic Site of Canada, the Stratford City Hall is considered to be an outstanding example of Late Victorian eclecticism in architecture. It is also evidence of the historic pride that the town leaders felt for their community, even before the Theatre Festival was conceived.
The Stratford Festival has been running since July 1953 when the first plays were performed under a tent.
Now ( 2004) the season runs from April 17 to Nov 7 , with 14 different plays , of which half are Shakespeares.
Plays are preseneted in four theatres , the Festival ( the biggest and best ) , the Avon , the Studio and the Tom Patterson .
Attendance is around 600,000 each year. Reservations are recommended .
Tickets come in a variety of packages . It is best to visit their web site.