Photograph of the chandelier at the Avon Theatre



Why consider a gift to the Playwright’s Circle? Because you care about great theatre, superb training for actors and directors, educational programs to engage students, and Forum events that enhance your Festival visits. We believe in the power of live theatre to change lives. You do too. Join us in the Playwright’s Circle and share your passion for all that the Stratford Festival has to offer. 

Over the last 6 decades, our ability to touch the hearts of generations of theatre lovers - even to transform their lives - depends on the outstanding talent and skills of our artists and artisans. But it also depends on people like you, who have felt the exhilarating power of our work and who want others to discover and appreciate it too.  Every gift makes a difference. 

My Playwright’s Circle Diamond membership not only supports the wonderful theatre the Stratford Festival provides but also makes me feel a part of the magical community that makes it all happen.” 
Gloria Friedman, PWC Diamond Stage Member, Chicago, IL


$1,250 TO $2,749 USD/Annually

  • Be among the first to book your tickets, giving you access to great discounts and seats
  • Attend a series of Playwright's Circle events throughout the season. Meet actors, directors, designers, artisans, senior staff and academics, and enjoy the opportunity to travel with fellow PWC Members on theatre trips
  • Receive personalized concierge service provided by Playwright's Circle staff. Let us help you plan and enhance your Stratford experience
  • Enjoy access to the PWC Members' Lounge  half an hour before Festival performances and during the interval. Complimentary drinks (interval only), patio and private washroom
  • Receive two complimentary tickets for the performance of your choice and a complimentary tour for two (limited exclusions apply)
  • Enjoy priority access to the  Members Musical Offer . Purchase up to four tickets for selected performances at 40% off
  • Enjoy priority access to a 50% saving on the purchase of two tickets to selected Shakespeare productions
  • Enjoy the opportunity to watch a set changeover from one production to another (Festival and Avon Theatres)
  • Gain access to exclusive Member seats held for PWC Members until 72 hours before each performance (subject to availability;limited exclusions apply)
  • Be exempt from handling fees on all tickets and exchange fees on up to four tickets per membership period*. 
  • *For the 2020 season, the Stratford Festival will no longer charge handling fees. Therefore, waiving of fees will no longer be part of PWC benefits.*
  • Receive an invitation to attend post-performance receptions with artists after all openings
  • Receive a complimentary Souvenir Program
  • Receive grateful acknowledgement of your gift in all house programs, in the Souvenir Program and on the Stratford Festival website


$2,750 TO $5,499 USD/Annually

  • Receive all of the privileges at the Silver Stage plus:
  • Join fellow Members at the Gold Stage and above at dinners and receptions with selected members of the company prior to opening-night performances (purchased events)
  • Shadow a performance at the Festival or Avon Theatre - subject to stage management approval on selected dates and productions
  • Receive complimentary reserved parking in the lower parking lot at Queen Street and Lakeside Drive (limited to four times per membership period)
  • Experience a private tour of the Festival Theatre, Costume & Props Warehouse or Archives (advance reservations required)


$5,500 TO $12,499 USD/Annually

  • Receive all of the privileges at the Gold Stage plus:
  • Be guaranteed preferred seating for all openings, including the gala season opening night, if purchased by May 1st, 2020 (limited exclusions apply). 2020 Tom Patterson Theatre openings excluded.
  • Exclusive invitation to watch a final dress rehearsal
  • Receive a complimentary copy of the Souvenir Program signed by members of the company
  • Enjoy direct phone access to the Special Orders department for all ticket purchases (during regular business hours)
  • Receive two additional complimentary tickets (total of 4 complimentary tickets) for the performance of your choice (limited exclusions apply)


$12,500 TO $19,999 USD/Annually

  • Receive all the privileges at the Diamond Stage plus:
  • Receive complimentary reserved parking in the Buick Lot (upper lot) for performances at the Festival Theatre, excluding opening night (limited to four times per season)
  • Schedule a personalized appointment with our Special Orders Coordinator, at your convenience, to purchase your tickets on the first on-sale day of the season


Please note that member privileges are cumulative. Each of the following Playwright's Circle levels builds on the benefits of those that precede it, including all those at the Emerald Stage.

  • Sapphire Stage $22,000 to $24,999 / $20,000 to $24,999 USD

    • Enjoy preferred seating at the Leadership Event featuring Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director

  • Ruby Stage $25,000 to $49,999

    • Receive two additional complimentary tickets (total of six complimentary tickets) for a performance of your choice (limited exclusions apply)

  • Platinum Stage $50,000 to $99,999

    • Receive four additional complimentary tickets (total of ten complimentary tickets) for a performance of your choice (limited exclusions apply)

  • Artistic Director Circle $100,000 +

    • Enjoy one-of-a-kind opportunities designed just for you. Please email our Director of Advancement,  Rachel Smith-Spencer, or contact her directly at 519.271.0055, ext. 2402, to create a plan that focuses on your interests and the Festival's success