In January, Stratford's American Shakespeare Festival Theatre burned down. As a town we were heart-broken. However, in the wake of this horrific event, many groups in town are coming together to create 2019's Phoenix Season, Art from the Ashes (September 7th & 8th).
The Town of Stratford in partnership with Stratford Forward is creating an Art+Culture festival. The plan is for three stages: A Main Stage for theater and performance events, a music stage, and a children's stage. There will be art installations, an artisan village, and an unveiling of art made from the iron super structure of the old theatre. Mornings will include yoga and there will be classes throughout both days ranging from dance to stage combat.
In January, budgets for the year were already made. This means we can only start rebuilding with this festival if the public supports it. We'd love to have someone come in a donate big to make it easy. But, the reality is if 5,000 people donated $10, we would have enough to get started. If you've spent time in the Shakespeare Theatre or in the beautiful park where it once stood, you know how special this place really is. Perhaps you would consider making a sizable contribution? Please see the rewards for different donation levels below.
What ever your budget, we are grateful for your help! It is only when we work together that we can make something much bigger than ourselves.
Sib Law, Executive Director, on behalf of
The Town of Stratford & Stratford Forward
$10 Social Media Thank You
$20 Bumper Sticker + Social Media
$50 1 Free Entry + Free T-Shirt at Festival
$100 Entry, Shirt + Free VIP Mainstage Ticket
$250 Entry, Shirt, Free VIP Mainstage Ticket of Choice + Free VIP Seating Dance Concert - Donor List
$500 All above (+4 additional entrys) and $50 food truck credit - Donor List
$1,000 All above and $100 food truck credit + Bronze Sponsor Credit in Festival Program
$2,500 All above + $200 food truck credit + Silver Sponsor Credit in Festival Program + Midsummer Stage Sponsor Signage
$5,000 All above + Gold Sponsor Credit in Festival Program + Sound and Fury Signage