Stratford Shakespeare Festival Excursion, July 13 to 15, 2018

Queen's Inn, Stratford

Queen’s Inn, Stratford

A perfect prologue to Toronto Pursuits (July 15 to 20) is a weekend of world-class theatre at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Drama connoisseurs Pat and Gary Schoepfel will again host an excursion to charming Stratford, Ontario, prior to our week of seminars at Toronto Pursuits. Pat and Gary have been enthusiastic attendees of the Stratford Festival since 1977 and offer an unmatched experience of conviviality.

We will attend three productions from the 2018 playbill. Our weekend will include Shakespeare’s Coriolanus directed by renowned Canadian actor, director, and playwright Robert Lepage, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel dramatized by Christopher Sergel, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Antoni Cimolino and starring Martha Henry as Prospero. 

Outside the theatre, the warm hospitality and comfort of the historic Queen’s Inn beckon. The inn is located in the heart of Stratford within walking distance of fine restaurants, all four Festival theatres, many local shops, and the charming riverfront parks.

Our excursion includes premium seats at three productions, two nights at the Queen’s Inn, round-trip transport from downtown Toronto in a private coach, a pub lunch, a Sunday breakfast buffet, and opportunities to discuss the productions. All this for C$985 for double accommodation with a C$210 single supplement.

Registration for the Stratford Excursion is through our longtime travel partner, Worldwide Quest. (TICO Reg: #2667946) If you would like to register, please contact Pat Schoepfel at and we will have Worldwide Quest give you a call.


Shakespeare Garden, Stratford

Prime the pump for an exciting week at Toronto Pursuits. Join Pat, Gary, and other drama lovers for an entertaining and insightful visit to Canada’s cultural treasure, the Stratford Festival.

Nota bene: Prior to the excursion, we extend an invitation to gather for dinner on Thursday evening at a local Toronto restaurant. It’s a great opportunity to meet your fellow travellers prior to our early morning departure on Friday. Please keep this in mind as you make your travel arrangements to Toronto.

Queen’s Inn photo courtesy of Barb Ford


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