Stratford Festival Theater

Address: 1850 Elm Street
Stratford, CT 06615
The Connecticut General Assembly established the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre as a nonprofit educational corporation in June of 1951. Ground was broken in 1954 and the theater officially opened in 1955. In addition to classical works, a variety of performing arts events filled the 1,534-seat auditorium during the years. In 1959 the Theater began to serve as an educational forum for young people and since then, more than 1.5 million students have been exposed to Shakespearean works.

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  • CT Free Shakespeare 2013 - Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream

    CT Free Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream July 31 through August 4, 2013, 8-10:30 pm at The American Shakespeare Festival Theater, 1850 Elm St., Stratford, CT as part of Festival! Stratford. August 5 through August 11 at McLevy Green, 8-10:30 pm, 999 B...

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  • Photo Exhibit at Stratford Festival Showcases Stars of Stage and Song

    Paul Newman, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Stapleton and Bob Dylan appear in a series of iconic images captured by photographer Jayson Byrd of Westport to be  exhibited in the lobby of Stratford’s American Shakespeare Festival Theatre Aug. 1-5 in conjunction with a pro...

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  • Festival! Stratford 2011

    Thursday, August 18th6:30 p.m. Stratford Arts Guild – Arts Exhibit (6:30 pm – 11:00 pm, inside theater)8:00 p.m.Hosted by Mark Goldstein; Featuring: Broadway’s Jerold Goldstein, Annie Edgerton & more! – “Broadway Meets The Bard, A Night of Music, Magic, and Mor...

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