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Tom Patterson Theatre

111 Lakeside Dr, Stratford, Ontario N5A 7K5, Canada
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No bad seats in the house

Although we had seen numerous productions at this theatre from 1992-2004, seeing "The Changeling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens is a Shakespeare play that is rarely performed, this being only the fourth time in... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Hamilton, Canada
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Located right by banks of the Avon River at 111 Lakeside Drive, the Tom Patterson Theatre offers newly configured seating for the 2016 season, giving a theatre in the round experience. The theatre has special access seating located at aisle 6 just a feet away from the stage. Parking: The Queen Street lot (at Lakeside Dr) is just a short 10 minute walk from the Tom Patterson Theatre - $12 when reserved in advance, or $15 day of show if space is available. Limited free parking, including special access spots, is available on a first come first serve basis adjacent to the theatre and at the nearby Allman Arena. For Motor Coaches/Buses, please unload and park in the lot beside the theatre. Do not attempt to access the curved driveway in front of the theatre.
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111 Lakeside Dr, Stratford, Ontario N5A 7K5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we had seen numerous productions at this theatre from 1992-2004, seeing "The Changeling" was the first time since then. Since the layout of the theatre has been changed with seating now on 4 sides instead of the old 3, the title of the excellently...More

Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Timon of Athens is a Shakespeare play that is rarely performed, this being only the fourth time in over 60 years and the first since 2004. If, like us, you are trying to see the complete canon this is an excellent performance. We were fortunate...More

1  Thank Barheat
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been attending Festival plays for 40+ years. We took in two here - each a serious drama with terrific acting but nonetheless, quite taxing in their themes. The theatre in the round concept works, keeping everyone close to the actors, but the seats...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We saw two plays in the newly designed Tom Patterson this year. Both were made more memorable by the way the stage, now surrounded by seats on all sides, brings the actors even closer to the audience. The front row seats are still the best...More

Thank CanBrit1
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The theatre is on Lakeside Drive a very pleasant 10-minute walk along the shore from either from the Festival Theatre to the east or from downtown to the west. If you get there early you can park for free next to the theatre, but free...More

Thank ugh-lomi
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Tom Patterson was reconfigured in the round this year. Worked great for the first part of Breath of Kings. Look forward to part 2 today. Should work well for Shakespeare, anxious to see how it works for other playwrights. This is an iconic house,...More

Thank trbj
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Saw "All my Sons (Sins)", High tragic drama and an excellent performance from each member of the cast in this intimate environment. Highly recommend!

Thank Riskm
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Saw Rebellion, and LOVED it! If I had known how terrific it was we would have done Redemption the same day, but I was afraid to commit because I hadn't seen great reviews, and I thought 6 hours in one day might be too much!...More

Thank jiifigment
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I was pleased to see that they took this theatre and renovated it into a theatre in the round. I find that it is way better than before. As always, the quality of Stratford plays is absolutely wonderful and this is just another fabulous way...More

Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The performances were first-rate as usual, the best of the four we saw in this theatre being a stunningly effective All My Sons, by Arthur Miller. The theatre itself has changed slightly for the worse. By closing up the south wall and putting seats there,...More

1  Thank operalover939
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