Stratford: Festival Theatre

Country: Canada
Province: Ontario
City: Stratford
Location: 55 Queen Street

Built 1957 by Robert Fairfield as a permanent home to the Stratford Festival of Canada (before 1957, a provisional theatre tent was used). Stage design by Tanya Moiseiwitsch and Tyrone Guthrie. Opened 1 Jul 1957 with Shakespeare's "Hamlet". 1985 backstage extension. 1996-1997 restoration and rebuilding by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blunmberg. Re-opened 28 June 1997. Originally 2258 seats, today 1824 seats.

Links: www.stratfordfestival.ca, Wikipedia

[Stratford: Festival Theatre] Front Text: "Shakespearean Festival Theatre, Stratford, Canada"
Publisher: Candian Post Card Co. Ltd., Toronto
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Stratford: Festival Theatre] Front Text: "Shakespearean Festival Theatre, Stratford, Canada"
Publisher: Candian Post Card Co. Ltd., Toronto
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Stratford: Festival Theatre] Front Text: "Stage, Shakespearean Festival Theatre, Stratford, Canada"
Publisher: Candian Post Card Co. Ltd., Toronto
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Stratford, Ontario to Birmingham (United Kingdom), 1958

[Stratford: Festival Theatre] Reverse Text: "Festival Theatre Stage (Front). Straftford, Ontario, Canada. Created in 1953 by Tanya Moiseiwitsch, who redesigned it in association with Brian Jackson, the pilared platform stage brings the action of a play right into the audience."
Publisher: Mirror Press, Stratford
Size: Classic
Sent: from Canada to Boulogne (France), 1991

[Stratford: Festival Theatre] Reverse Text: "Shakespearean Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ont., Canada"
Publisher: Candian Post Card Co. Ltd., Toronto
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Toronto to Milwaukee WI (USA), 1960

[Stratford: Festival Theatre] Reverse Text: "Auditorium and Stage of The Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, Canada - Seating 2,258, the auditorium of this unique theatre is semicircular, built in arena style. Constructed at a cost of more than $2,000,000, its productions are annually seen by more than 250,000 people."
Publisher: Candian Post Card Co. Ltd., Toronto; 58772-B
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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