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 entertainment romance

Entertainment, concerts & more

As our theatre prepares for a spectacular season, Stratford buzzes with musical concerts, gallery exhibitions and fun events for couples right into spring.

Recognized as a great year-round place for all things cultural, resident artists, as well as those on tour, keep the city hopping with intimate pop, rock and folk shows, classical music concerts, and art that spurs the imagination.

What’s your style? Choose from bars and restaurants on the weekends packed with up and coming musical acts or expand your couple fun with events taking place in cool warehouse spaces and galleries.

Why not make a weekend of it with a great package, add a culinary event and choose from some exciting entertainment.

Mob Barley and the Railers & Guests

February 4th, 9:30pm-Midnight, $10/A/door, Revival House, 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford. Live at Revival House! Details

Searching for Home - INNERchamber

February 12th, 6-10pm, $42/A, $10/ST, Factory163, 163 King Street, Stratford. Singer Barbara Fulton joins the Factory Arts Ensemble for this concert of contemplation of our own journey homeward. Details

Moonlight Snow Shoe or Winter Boots Hike in The Forest with the Avon Trail Walkers

February 22nd, 6-8pm, meet at km. 8 - trailhead on Forest Road just past the first railway crossing coming from Stratford. We will snowshoe/hike for 1.5 hours followed by an optional social at a local establishment. Details

Revival Vinyl Society

February 23rd, 8-11pm, Revival House, upstairs in The Belfry, 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford. A social evening for vinyl record enthusiasts to share music and conversation in a chill space. Bring your own vinyl. Details

Off the Wall Winter Dance Party

February 24th, 7:30pm-Midnight, $25pp, Factory163, 163 King Street, Stratford. Come and join us for our annual Winter Dance Party. Featuring the music of the  Doug Varty Band and the Horn Surgeons. Emcee'd by Juan Chiron. Details

Live at Revival House with Alysha Brilla

February 24th, 8-11pm, $59.99pp/dinner & concert (limited $25 concert only), Revival House, 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford. Juno Nominee and U.K Songwriting Contest winner Alysha Brilla. Details

Charlie Chaplin - The Circus - Silent Auction/Dinner/Silent Movie

February 25th, Silent Auction Viewing - 5 pm, Buffet Dinner - 5:45 pm, Movie - 7 pm, $45/A + handling & HST (cash bar). Silent movie auction fundraiser with live organ accompaniment featuring Ian Sadler at the organ. Details

Remembering a Friend: Andy Hoe with the Stratford Concert Band

February 26th, 3-5pm, $15/A, $5/ST, Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford. Stratford author, historian and artist, Edward Payne will join us and share some insight into Andy's wonderful character. Details

Bandarama 2017 with the Stratford Concert Band

March 1st, 7-9pm, admission by donation to The Local Community Food Centre, Northwestern Secondary School, 428 Forman Avenue, Stratford. The Stratford Concert Band and area high school bands = 250 musicians! Details

Stratford Garden Festival

March 2nd-5th, Thursday Noon-5pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, $9/A, Rotary Complex, 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford. Features Lorraine Johnson & Sean James and Opening Garden Party. Details

INNERchamber Concert: The Rush

March 12th, 6-8:45pm, $42/A, $10/ST, Factory163, 163 King Street, Stratford. Dancers Neesa Kenemy & Matt Owen and Factory Arts Ensemble: Marek Norman's Wanderlust Dance Suite, Piazzolla's The Seasons & Turina's Trio No. 2. Details

Live at Revival House with The Small Glories

March 24th, 8-11pm, $59.99pp/dinner & concert (limited $25 concert only), Revival House, 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford. Folk powerhouse The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. Details

Concert III - Elijah with the Stratford Concert Choir

March 25th, 7:30-9:30pm, $20pp + handling & HST/advance, $25pp/door, St. James Anglican Church, 6 Hamilton Street, Stratford. "Elijah" is overflowing with much of Mendelssohn's best loved music and we present this dramatic work. Details

Tuesday Morning Avon Trail Walkers

Tuesdays, 9am-Noon, Free, meeting location: William Allman Memorial Arena, 15 Morenz Drive, Stratford. Approximately 1.5 hours on the Avon Trail. Varied terrain, moderate pace. Coffee time follows. Weather permitting. Details

Funktion Fridays

Fridays, 10pm-1am, Molly Bloom's Irish Pub, 26 Brunswick Street, Stratford. 19+ DJ-hosted Dance Party. Details

Karaoke Sundays

Sundays, 9pm-1am, Molly Bloom's Irish Pub, 26 Brunswick Street, Stratford. Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party! Details

Gallery Stratford

Check out Open Studio Life Drawing Sessions, Frances Ferdinands - Between Latitudes Exhibition and The Facing Page: Illustrations by Scott McKowen for Jane Urquhart's A Number of Things Exhibition. Details

Stratford Perth Museum

Check out Duffy Dent - A Soldier's Art; Perth Up! A Retrospective of Duty and Valour; and Fashioning History: Clothing & Society - Lecture Series by Joseph Hisey. Details

St. Marys Museum

Check out Our Boys in Battle and The Doctor Is In Exhibitions; St. Marys Heritage Fair; and Early Settlers of St. Marys and Historic Clocks Seminars. Details

The Canadian Glass and Clay Gallery

Check out the Christopher Reid Flock: Integration/Disintegration Exhibition. Details


“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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