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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

Don’t miss the fun due to construction delays!

Blyth Festival northwest of Stratford

For the finest and freshest in original Canadian theatre, visit the Blyth Centre for the Arts. 

Just a short drive from Stratford through the bucolic countryside of Perth and Huron Counties is the community of Blyth, Ontario, home of the Blyth Centre for the Arts, (also known as the Blyth Festival).  The Festival is devoted to presenting Canadian plays that explore the personality of rural Ontario in comedy, drama, and music. Over its 43 year history, Blyth has premiered 130 new Canadian works, many of which have gone on to become award-winners and classics.

Today the Blyth Centre for the Arts is a year-round centre of cultural activity for southwestern Ontario. In addition to the Blyth Festival, the Centre includes an art gallery that showcases three professional exhibits, one non-juried community show and co-ordinates a student exhibit each season; as well as the (professional) Blyth Orchestra and the Blyth Singers.

In 2017 Blyth will open its doors to a brand new auditorium, with new seats, more leg room, a state of the art lighting and sound system and new catering facilities. 


For tickets go to: or call 1-877-862-5984.

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