Our annual Shakespeare on the River Festival runs each April/May in Stratford, Australia. The festival has created an enduring Arts legacy for Stratford that showcases community, professional theatre and the broader Arts scene.

The Festival has grown to include over twenty different events being performed over a two-and-a-half week period. The people of Stratford, The Festival management team, the best artists from around the region, and guest Melbourne and Sydney based professional companies will take you on a culturally engaging journey back in time.


Saturday 22 april - sunday 7 may 2017

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Auditions are being held at 2pm on November 26 for our 2017 Community Play - two one act plays representing "light" and "dark"

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A grand variety of traditional arts and crafts, food, fresh produce, together with exhibitions, street performers and live entertainment 

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Art Exhibition

We extend an invitation to artists of all mediums to submit works for the 2017 Arts Exhibition with the theme ‘Light & Dark’ 

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Writing Comp

Celebrating and breathing new life into the works of Shakespeare by inviting writers to send us their own creations 

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