350 Douro Street
CA N5A 3S7
Stratford Festival Archives
Founded in 1967, the Archives hold records of our story right back to 1952. We house many rare and unique artefacts, from the robe worn by Alec Guinness in the inaugural 1953 production of Richard III and a wide range of design sketches, to archival videos of productions and a copy of the Fourth Folio of Shakespeare’s works from 1685.
We also hold the personal archives of such Festival artists as Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Brian Jackson, Richard Monette and Stanley Silverman.
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm., excepting statutory holidays. Tours of the Archives and its exhibition run on Thursdays and Fridays, at 10.45 am, June to October. Please see the Stratford Festival website for more information.
The collection is open to the public. However, due to normal copyright and other restrictions and in order to avoid disappointment, please contact us before your visit to discuss your interests with staff.
Please also be aware that restrictions apply to photographs and other materials covered under agreements governed by Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and other professional associations. Again, please contact us for more details.