Stratford Seminar Series

This July why not spend some of your time enjoying the genius of Shakespeare in scenic Stratford, Ontario. Every year since 1960, McMaster University has conducted a seminar for theatre and Shakespeare enthusiasts, in association with the Stratford Festival. Participants attend numerous productions, attend lectures and discussion sessions, learn about backstage and production activities, and have the opportunity to meet some of the Festival cast.  The seminar is open to the public, and everyone is welcome.  *Please note this is not an accredited course.

2014 Dates

Monday, July 7 – Sunday, July 13, 2014

2014 Seminar Performances

  • Mother Courage and Her Children
  • King John
  • Hay Fever
  • Crazy for You
  • Man of LaMancha
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass 
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • King Lear

Weeklong - $1199 (Price includes daily lunches)

The weeklong price includes seminar activities Monday evening - Sunday morning, five
lunches, a welcome reception, dinner on Monday night, dinner on Friday night and theatre
tickets for eight performances.

Weekday - $749 (Price includes daily lunches)

The weekday price includes all seminar activities Monday evening - Wednesday evening,
two lunches, a welcome reception, dinner on Monday night, and theatre tickets for four performances.


You are responsible for booking your own accommodations. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Parlour Historic Inn and Suites for the McMaster group, available on a first come, first served basis.  You can also visit the Stratford Festival’s website,, for other housing options and booking/contact information.

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For more information, please contact: | Toll Free: 1.888.217.6003 | Tel: 905.525.9140 ext. 23900


Special Event - 2013 Stratford Seminar Series

Date & Location
Date: 7/8/2013 to 7/14/2013
Location: Stratford, Ontario
  Please Note: Online bookings must be paid in full.

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