Arts, Culture & Events

Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys have long-standing, rich and vibrant cultural scenes. From the region’s many clubs, galleries and community festivals to the world famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys has something for everyone.

Theatre

Stratford Festival

With William Shakespeare as its foundation, the Stratford Festival aims to set the standard for classical theatre in North America. Embracing a heritage of tradition and innovation, the Festival seeks to bring classical and contemporary theatre alive for an increasingly diverse audience.

www.stratfordfestival.ca

Stratford Community Players

Presenting high-calibre community theatre productions to Stratford and the surrounding areas, while operating as a not-for-profit entity.

www.stratfordcommunityplayers.com

St. Marys Community Players

Offering live theatre productions which engage the broader community, both as patrons of the theatre and as active participants in the production of the plays.

www.stmaryscommunityplayers.ca

Springworks

Indie theatre and arts festival.

www.springworksfestival.ca

Alternative Theatre Works

A professional theatre collective in Stratford, offering the region quality productions .

www.alternativetheatreworks.com

Playmakers!

With a focus on challenging texts and with production values unparalleled in youth theatre, the Playmakers! Theatre School program blurs the boundaries between professional and youth theatre, building skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

www.play.makers.ca

Galleries

Gallery Stratford

Gallery Stratford is one of Ontario’s longest operating public art galleries and has been a significant contributor to the cultural heart of South-western Ontario since 1967.
www.gallerystratford.on.ca

Gallery 96

Gallery 96, an artist-run centre in Stratford, Ontario, is a community of practicing artists and supporting members.
www.gallery96.com

Agora Gallery

A fine art gallery, featuring work by established and emerging contemporary artists in a range of media, including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.
www.agoragallery.ca

Museums

St. Marys Museum

Celebrating the heritage of the town of St. Marys.
www.stmarysmuseum.ca

Stratford Perth Museum

Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the rich material and cultural heritage of the County of Perth and the City of Stratford.
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

The Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of baseball and promoting the future of the game.
www.baseballhalloffame.ca

Cinemas

Listowel

Listowel The Capitol Twin Cinema www.capitolcinema.ca

Stratford

Stratford Cinemas
www.stratfordcinemas.com

Stratford Arts Media Film Screening Series
www.facebook.com/StratfordArtsMediaInc

Libraries & Archives

Perth County Information Network

www.pcin.on.ca

Perth East Public Library

www.pertheast.library.on.ca

West Perth Public Library

www.westperth.library.on.ca

North Perth Public Library

www.northperth.ca/en/ourcommunity/library

Stratford Public Library

www.stratford.library.on.ca

St. Marys Public Library

www.townofstmarys.com/public-library

Arts Associations

Visual Arts

Art in the Park

Art in the Park of Stratford has presented an outdoor show since 1968 and takes place (weather permitting) in Stratford at Lakeside Drive between Front and North Streets, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from the end of May through to the end of September. www.artintheparkstratford.ca

Gallery Stratford

Gallery Stratford is one of Ontario’s longest operating public art galleries and has been a significant contributor to the cultural heart of South-western Ontario since 1967.
www.gallerystratford.on.ca

Gallery 96

Gallery 96, an artist-run centre in Stratford, Ontario, is a community of practicing artists and supporting members.
www.gallery96.com

Agora Gallery

A fine art gallery, featuring work by established and emerging contemporary artists in a range of media, including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture.
www.agoragallery.ca

Markets

Milverton Farmers Market – Milverton

Thursdays 3:00-7:00 pm June to Thanksgiving, Milverton Fairgrounds 3rd Saturday of each month 1:30-5:30 November to May, Perth East Complex. www.milvertonfair.ca/farmers-market

Mitchell Farmers Market – Mitchell

Fridays 9 am to 1:00 pm May to October, Centennial Park Fridays 9 am to 12:30 October to May, Mitchell Friendship Lawn and Bowling Centre. www.mitchellfarmersmarket.com

Slow Food Market – Stratford

Sundays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm May to Thanksgiving, Market Square Sundays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Thanksgiving to May, Falstaff Family Centre. www.slowfoodperthcounty.com

Stratford Farmer's Market – Stratford

Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm year-round, Stratford Agriplex. www.stratfordfairgrounds.com/market

St. Marys Farmer's Market – St. Marys

Saturdays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm May to October Jones Street parking lot at Jones and Water Streets, behind The Source.
www.stmarysfarmersmarket.ca

Upcoming Events

    Mistletoe Market at St. James

    November 17th

    Come. Visit. Shop.  The ultimate bazaar with all things Christmas.....baking, savouries, hand-made crafts, jewellery, treasures and many more wonderful items…

  • Sing for the Love of It!

    November 10th

    Singing is good for you! Research has shown that singing can help improve your health, diminish stress, and make you…

  • Minifence Lessons

    October 14th - November 25th

    Minifencing is a kids' program for ages 6-9, with special plastic weapons and masks which puts an emphasis on FUNdamentals.…

  • Beginner Arm Knitting Workshop

    October 16th

    Next event is scheduled for October 16th, 2018.  Come learn a new knitting technique and walk away with a plush,…

  • LANTERN WORKSHOP - CULTURE DAYS

    September 29th

    Free, 519-274-1525 | Join Off the Wall Artists Alliance and Playmakers! Theatre School who will help you create a beautiful…

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