PerformancePlus – Workshops and Q&As

Plan a virtual field trip! Watch our Stratford Festival On Film productions of King Lear, Hamlet,Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet, or selected scenes from The Tempest and Othello (coming October 2020), FREE OF CHARGE. Each PerformancePlus resource is presented alongside Shakespeare’s text and includes discussion questions, lesson plans and interviews with the cast and creative teams.

Book a post-show workshop or Q&A (for up to 40 participants) with cast, crew or creative team members to delve more deeply into the world of your chosen play.

  • One-hour workshop: $125
  • 30-minute Q&A with one person: $50
  • 45-minute Q&A with two people: $75


Virtual Dance Workshops

One hour: $125 (for up to 40 participants)

  • Musical Theatre: Learn choreography for a selected number from a choice of musicals.
  • Shakespearean Dance: Learn elements of Elizabethan dancing as performed in Shakespeare’s plays.
  • Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop or Ballroom: Learn the fundamentals of one of these styles of dance.


Virtual Acting and Writing Workshops

One hour: $125 (for up to 40 participants)

  • Shakespearean Soliloquys: Explore the tools an actor uses to learn and perform these speeches.
  • Partner Scenes: Work together with a partner to explore a selected scene.
  • Voice and Text: Participate in practical exercises focused on voice, text and breath.
  • Musical Theatre Performance: Practise how vocal performance and acting intersect.
  • Playwriting: Learn some of the basic tenets of theatrical storytelling.
  • Improvisational Theatre: Discover techniques to collaboratively create spontaneous theatre.
  • PerformancePlus: Watch selected Stratford Festival On Film productions FREE OF CHARGE, and follow up with a post-show workshop exploring particular themes, scenes and speeches.


Virtual Q&As

30 minutes with one person: $50 (for up to 40 participants)

45 minutes with two people: $75 (for up to 40 participants)

Topics of these sessions may include:

  • PerformancePlus (watch selected Stratford Festival On Film productions FREE OF CHARGE, and follow up with a post-show Q&A with members of the cast, crew and creative teams)
  • Theatre Production (lighting, sound, projection, rigging, scenery, costumes, props, wigs and makeup, design, stage management)
  • Acting and Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Career Planning

All workshops are taught by professional teaching artists. Customized workshops and Q&As are also available. For details and to book, please contact educate@stratfordfestival.ca.