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An intimate space

We have seen two productions in the Studio Theatre. This is real theatre where you become... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Leamington, Canada
Effective, intimate space; great performances

We were at the Studio for a performance of O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” The theatre... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Located in downtown Stratford at 34 George Street East, the Studio Theatre opened during the 50th season celebrations in 2002. The theatre has special access seating available on the main floor just a feet away from the stage. The location also...more
35 George Street East, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L7, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We have seen two productions in the Studio Theatre. This is real theatre where you become intimately involved in the plot. Great design. We were drawn into the tragic and disfunctional Tyrone family in “Long Day’s Journey into Night”. Great theatre in a marvellous setting.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank V1189MCdennisd
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We were at the Studio for a performance of O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” The theatre is small and intimate, which involves the viewer more than a larger theatre would. The play itself is harrowing; the production is brilliantly directed and produced. The performances...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 5 August 2018

REVIEW OF "BRONTE" The World Without I just returned from the Stratford Festival where the above play was presented at the Studio Theatre, a small theatre in the round backing onto the Avon Theatre. It is a small intimate theatre perfect for dramatic serious plays...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Overall, this is a great venue for plays and the forums that we have seen. Its location is perfect, in the center of town. The only downside is the steep steps that might give someone with a fear of heights, a less than pleasant feeling...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were disappointed in the play. The plot was confusing with so many 'twins' Voice projection was poor. It was hard to hear. Plot was too abbreviated Considering the cost of tickets, the play was too short.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Being the smallest of the four Stratford theaters, the Studio Theater provides an up close perspective to the performance. The performers expressions and actions are easily seen.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank McCormick80
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

A very special theatre hall in ehich the stage is below you and the croud sit around the stage. Do not miss it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have never been to this particular theatre and we were so surprised that it was small so everyone had a seat - many seats at stage level! There are not many rows but they are steep, so not user-friendly for anyone with mobility issues....More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Donna S
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Outstanding performances. Excellent view from any seat. Small, intimate atmosphere. Steep climb up aisles - very difficult if you have mobility issues. Unfortunately the seats are so uncomfortable that I will not be returning. Just unacceptable - such a disservice to the amazing productions and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bankare
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This season’s performance of The Comedy of Errors is not up to the standard that we have become accustomed. Director Keira Loughran has compressed the performance to a mere 93 minutes with no intermission (Knowing this you can save on putting money into the parking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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John G
27 November 2017|
Response from CanadianRose | Reviewed this property |
There are no plays just yet. They begin in May. I would think, if you're driving from Ridgetown, that an afternoon play would work better than one starting at 8:00 p.m. I see that the question below is from September... More