Setting the Scene


Embark on a two-week adventure creating a unique museum display!


Imagine being let loose in the wardrobe, props, carpentry and scenic art shops at the Stratford Festival. In Setting the Scene, you’ll learn a variety of theatre production skills from seasoned artists who work in these shops making theatre magic on the stages at Stratford. 

Combine theatre props, masks, set pieces, costumes, artifacts and Festival memorabilia to present a rich and textured experience about the Stratford Festival’s storied past. In this course, you’ll recreate these elements for a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum.

​Bring your ingenuity and resourcefulness to this comprehensive two-week course. Learn valuable theatre production skills, such as carpentry, prop making, scenic painting and costume making, as you progress from design to installation.

The cost of tuition for this exciting new community collaboration is greatly reduced, thanks to a grant from Stratford Perth Community Foundation Smart and Caring Communities Fund. 


A wonderful introduction to Theatre Arts in General, this course always fills up quickly, so please sign up early! 


The low student-to-teacher ratio in each course ensures instruction is geared to participants skill levels and experience. Please indicate your related experience when you register.


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Setting the Scene  2017


Cost: $300 

Regular Fee: $600 - this course has been subsidized THANKS to

Stratford Perth Community Foundation Smart and Caring Communities Fund.

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Factory163,

163 King Street,

Stratford N5A 4S2

Target enrolment: 20 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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Setting the Scene 2018