Past Exhibits

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Myths, Magic and Messages

May 1 to December 31, 2016 DSCF1587 (617x800)Explore and interact with iconic scenes from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Discover the imagery, symbolism and influences that inspired the world of Narnia. C.S. Lewis was a professor of English Literature, a medievalist, a WWI veteran, and a convert to Christianity. How did all of these influences help to shape his most well-known story? A fairy tale, an allegory, a coming-of-age story – explore the many messages of this beloved novel. This hands-on exhibit is full of fun for the whole family! For school or tour bookings, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at 519-393-5311, or by .SF_WEB_250x118 We would like to thank the Stratford Festival for their collaboration and support in this project.

To the Victor, the Spoils – Festival Archives Exhibit

Macrowny 1 to December 31, 2016 The Festival Archives explores the making of a king, from might to right, and the royal language of display. A fascinating look at the visual language of power seen through the prism of the Stratford Festival Archive’s collection of royal costumes and crowns, with dazzling stage robes and jewels. Curated by FestiSF_WEB_250x118val Archives Director  Liza Giffen  

Order to Disorder – Stratford Festival Archives

May 9th to October 18th, 2015 Audiences can disOrder to Disordercover dark inner and outer worlds through rare images, unique props, and historic costumes from some of the Stratford Festival’s extraordinary productions of King Lear and The Adventures of Pericles. Shakespeare’s works are stories about light and darkness, order and chaos. They have shown generations not only chaotic outer and inner worlds, but also a deeper understanding of how suffering can carve a path to wisdom in this life. Pericles and King Lear lead us into the darkness in the human heart and then back into the light of humanity. This exhibition demonstrates how these themes have been transferred to the Stratford Festival stage over past decades. SF_WEB_250x118    

 Anne Frank – A History for Today

June 6 to October 18th, 2015, December 20, 2015 to January 31, 2016 A travelling exhibit from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Anne Frank: A History for Today was presented in conjunction with the Stratford Festival’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. It explored the life of Anne Frank and her family, from her early life in Germany, to their period in hiding in the Netherlands, and to their incarceration in various concentration camps. This information was presented through a detailed timeline of the Frank family, and the general history and events of the Second World War, and was accompanied by dozens of photographs. This exhibit was augmented by 17 artifacts from the Montreal Memorial Holocaust Centre, including Jewish identity items, personal effects recovered from concentration camps, a 1947 edition of The Diary of Anne Frank in Dutch, and a prisoner’s uniform jacket from Auschwitz-Birkenau. We would like to thank the Anne Frank House and the Stratford Festival for their involvement in hosting this exhibit. SF_WEB_250x118 For more information on the success of Anne Frank: A History for Today, see this news article.