Win tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing tomorrow afternoon! CONTEST OVER

Do you want to win a pair of tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing tomorrow afternoon, August 21, at 2 p.m.? We’re giving away thirty pairs of tickets to see this delicious Shakespearean comedy, and you could be one of the winners!

If you’ve been to the Festival before, you undoubtedly know how beautiful our gardens are. Each year our head gardener, Anita Jacobson, creates a beautiful carpet bed featuring symbols or pictures that represent some of the plays from our season.

More than 2500 plants are used to make the designs in the carpet garden. This year’s bed features a nine-foot-by-nine-foot diamond in tribute of the Festival’s sixtieth season. Inside of and bordering the centre diamond are five symbols, representing at least one production from each of our four theatres: the Festival, the Avon, the Tom Patterson and the Studio. View the full 2012 playbill here.

Below are pictures of the carpet bed designs for 2012. If you connect all of the symbols to the correct productions, you could be one of the lucky ones who receives a pair of tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing tomorrow afternoon!*

Here’s what you need to do to qualify:

E-mail with the information requested below:

1) Full Name
2 ) Stratford Shakespeare Festival account number (You can find this when you log in to and click on “My Account”)
3) Correctly identify each design with the production it belongs to

Design 1: ________________
Design 2: ________________
Design 3: ________________
Design 4: ________________
Design 5: ________________

Design 1: *Hint – Studio Theatre

Design 2: *Hint – Avon Theatre

Design 3: * Hint: Tom Patterson Theatre

Design 4: *Hint – Avon Theatre

Design 5: *Hint – Festival Theatre

*Please note: failure to include any of the information listed above will render your entry null and void.


Win a pair of tickets to see Henry V on July 7, 2012! CONTEST OVER – TICKETS WON


We’re giving away 25 pairs of tickets to the evening performance of Henry V on July 7th!  Here’s what you need to do to win!*

1. E-mail and finish this quote from the Henry V St. Crispin’s Day speech:

If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men,________________.

2. Include your first name, last name, phone number and Stratford Shakespeare Festival account number.

If you don’t know your Festival account number, log into our website at  Once you’ve logged in, select My Account from the top left corner of our home page.  Your account number will be listed on this page under Account #.

We’ll contact 25 luck winners and e-mail you a pair of tickets!

*Submissions that do not include the information requested in part 1 and 2 will not be considered valid entries and will not be eligible to win a pair of tickets.

Photo Credit: Aaron Krohn as King Henry in Henry V. Photo by David Hou.