Stratford Shakespeare Festival Weekend, July 12 to 14, 2019

Queen's Inn, Stratford
Queen’s Inn, Stratford

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A perfect prologue to Toronto Pursuits (July 14 to 19) 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 2019 playbill: Shakespeare’s haunting tragedy Othello; the charming musical Billy Elliot; and Mother’s Daughter, a world premiere that is part of the Queenmaker trilogy about power and leadership in 16th-century England.

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, an evening reception, a pub lunch, Sunday breakfast buffet, opportunities to discuss the productions, and fully escorted by Pat and Gary. All this for C$995 per person for double accommodation and C$1195 per person for single accommodation.

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
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