Stratford Festival Offers First-Ever Public Pre-Sale For All Shows And Sections Dec 8-14

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Stratford Festival Offers First-Ever Public Pre-Sale For All Shows And Sections Dec 8-14

The Stratford Festival is offering a special public pre-sale for all shows in the 2019 season - for one week only, December 8 to 14.

The pre-sale is available for all performances and seating sections, including the Festival's new Bravo Zone, which offers 150,000 tickets at $41, including all handling fees.

This is the first time the Festival has given the public a chance to buy tickets to all shows before the New Year, so this year people can give tickets to a specific performance or purchase a Stratford Festival holiday gift card. The box office opens to the public officially on January 4, though Festival Members have had the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance since mid-November.

"We have some very Popular Productions on the playbill for 2019, many of which will make great gifts for the holidays," says Executive Director Anita Gaffney. "Musical fans and those experiencing Stratford for the first time - like our Rocky Horror fans this year - are going to want to come to see shows like Little Shop of Horrors and Billy Elliot the Musical. A family visit to Stratford for The Neverending Story would make a wonderful gift for grandparents. For those wanting to explore cutting-edge new theatre, we have the world première of Birds of a Kind, which has been winning awards in Paris, and the newest play from Kate Hennig, Mother's Daughter. There is Shakespearean tragedy and comedy, as well as thought-provoking drama that you really can't see anywhere else. With this first-ever holiday pre-sale, giving the gift of great theatre has never been easier."

The 2019 Stratford Festival season features three Shakespeares - Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry VIII; two musicals - Lee Hall and Elton John's Billy Elliot the Musical and Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors; the family fantasy The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, the season's Schulich Children's Play, adapted for the stage by David S. Craig; Noël Coward's comedy masterpiece Private Lives; a new Michael Healey adaptation of the 20th-century classic The Front Page, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur; Arthur Miller's The Crucible; Nathan the Wise, an 18th-century play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing with a riveting story ripe for today's world; Mother's Daughter, a compelling new play about the making of a queen, by Kate Hennig; and the eagerly anticipated English première of Wajdi Mouawad's award-winning Birds of a Kind.

Tickets are available for pre-sale December 8 to 14, online at, by phone at 1.800.567.1600, or in person at the Festival Theatre box office at 55 Queen Street, Stratford.

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