by Lisa Middleton
We have a few really exciting initiatives that we’re launching during our 2013 season: 2-for-1 Tuesdays, our pre-season price promise, the Stratford Direct bus, and The Forum! Here’s a bit more information about these programs.
We’re taking a hint from the movies and launching an amazing 2-for-1 Tuesday deal. On Tuesday evenings during our 2013 season (excluding opening nights), for every full-priced ticket you purchase, you’ll receive a second ticket free! Now, you might be wondering, does this apply to plays and musicals? The answer is, YES! If it’s on a Tuesday evening, you and a date can enjoy a night at the theatre for half the price.
We wanted to make it easier to plan your trip to the Festival, so we’ve introduced our Pre-Season Promise: When you book before January 31, you’ll not only enjoy the best regular prices of the season (up to 25% lower than in-season rates), but also be assured that if you need to exchange your tickets at any point, we’ll give you the same rate you paid earlier in the year. All we ask is that you exchange for the same performance type and seating zone as those of your original order.
The Stratford Direct bus!
Our Toronto patrons will get to enjoy easier and cheaper transportation to Stratford during the 2013 season. We’ll be running a twice-daily private bus service from Toronto to Stratford for only $20 return – that’s less than the average cab ride! Join us for one day, or stay for a few days and then return to the city after an extended visit. From May 27 to September 29, on performance days only, buses will leave Toronto at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and depart Stratford at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. From May 1 to 25 and October 1 to 20, there will be one return trip daily, on performance days only, with buses leaving Toronto at 10 a.m. and departing Stratford at 5 p.m.
Here are a few more details:
- Buses will depart from Toronto’s InterContinental Toronto Centre hotel, at the corner of Front and Simcoe streets, with easy access to Union Station.
- Service will be direct from Toronto to Stratford, with no stops.
- Service is available for both matinée and evening performances.
- You can incorporate overnight stays or can conveniently return the same afternoon or evening.
- Bus reservations, tickets and overnight accommodation can all be booked together through our box office or website.
The Forum is a new initiative launched by our newly appointed Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino. It offers a wide-ranging series of events that invite audiences to enjoy theatre in a deeper and more dynamic way, using the work they see on stage to spark ideas, raise questions and open the door to good-hearted and open-minded debate.
Encompassing panels, chats, debates and other interactive discussions, as well as keynote speakers, dramatic readings, concerts and other presentations, The Forum will be offered continuously throughout the season, with each month from June through September featuring a supercharged “Forum Foray” week that will have a particularly high concentration of events.
We want Stratford to be not only a place for you to see amazing theatre, but also a place where your life can be enriched by thought-provoking discussions and exploration.
Keep watching as we announce more details about The Forum – including special guest speakers and events – over the coming months!
What are you most looking forward to in our 2013 season?
*Tickets must be exchanged for the same performance type (e.g. M1, P3) and seating zone (e.g. A+, B) to be eligible for the Pre-Season Promise. Exchange policies apply.