Shakespeare Events in Canada
Celebrating the work of the world’s greatest playwright, Shakespeare festivals take place every summer right across Canada.

Set in out-door theaters and semi outdoor locations in all sorts of locations, top major Shakespeare Festivals can be found everywhere in Canada right across the country from British Columbia in the west to Newfoundland and Labrador in the east.

Stratford Shakespeare Festival
June to end October
Stratford, Ontario (ON)

Shakespeare Events in CanadaOne of the most important theatre festivals in Canada, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival is an internationally recognized annual celebration of theatre running from April to November in Stratford. Bringing the works of William Shakespeare (and others) to life on 4 stages, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival is known worldwide for its productions.

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Bard on the Beach
June to September
Vancouver, Canada (BC)

Shakespeare Events in CanadaIn tented pavilions at an evocative waterfront venue, the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is a summer production of four professionally-produced plays by Shakespeare performed against a spectacular backdrop of the Vancouver mountains, sea and sky. Established in 1990, this is one of Canada's largest professional Shakespeare Festivals and offers a unique theatre experience.

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Shakespeare in High Park
early July – late August
High Park, Toronto , Ontario (ON)

Shakespeare Events in CanadaNow featuring two Shakespeare plays every summer, Shakespeare in High Park has become one of Toronto’s most popular attractions and an increasingly favorite summer outing, where enthusiasts can enjoy live theatre under the stars at this family friendly, pay-what-you-can event. Food, beverages and blankets can be bought on site.on-site.

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Shakespeare By The Sea Festival
July / August
St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Shakespeare Events in CanadaThe Shakespeare By The Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John's area. and almost ten years has been performing the works of Shakespeare all around the St John's area – from the cliff-top meadows of Logy Bay to the historic World War Two bunkers at Cape Spear – from the cobblestoned courtyard of the Murray Premises to the lush landscapes of Bowring Park.

For more information about the Shakespeare By The Sea Festival visit:

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
July / August
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (SK)

Shakespeare Events in CanadaA success for over 26 years, the award winning Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival presents exciting contemporary and traditional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries - all in large tents on the banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon.

For more about the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival visit:
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