Shakespearience Festival

Coinciding with our annual Bard’s Bus Tour, Driftwood’s Shakespearience Festival is a free series of interactive and family-friendly symposiums, workshops and discussions which enhance, educate and entertain. Make the most of your next Driftwood performance by taking part in a Shakespearience Festival event nearest you. 2017 Shakespearience schedule will be posted April 23, 2017.


#myshakespeare is a program for anyone with an adventurous spirit who is looking for the ultimate Shakespearience! In this three-hour workshop, you will spend an afternoon with a Driftwood company member exploring the text of a Shakespeare play through theatre games and activities. Your group will work together to prepare a series of tableaux summarizing the plot, themes and characters which you’ll ultimately perform for the Driftwood audience later that evening! It’s one part workshop, one part performance, all parts fun. Everyone is welcome, regardless of performance experience. This workshop is suitable for teens and adults.

Pre-Show Chats

Join us prior to select performances of The Bard’s Bus Tour to enjoy engaging discussions lead by Driftwood artists, local scholars and interesting folk . Whether you’re new to Shakespeare or an aficionado, these chats will be sure to enrich your experience and prepare you for the play to come! All Pre-Show Chats take place on site about 45 minutes before show time.

Late Night Chats

Stick around after the performance for a behind the-scenes-look into The Bard’s Bus Tour. Now’s your chance to get all your questions answered by members of the cast during a 15-minute post-show Q&A. All Late Night Chats take place 10 minutes after the performance on site.

Tuesdays on the Trail

Every summer Driftwood Theatre brings workshops to the Ontario Power Generation’s Tuesdays on the Trail program! Children (6-12 years old) are invited to join members of our acting company for interactive theatre workshops.  Workshops take place form 10 am – 12 pm and from 1 pm-3 pm.

Closing Night Pre-Show BBQ

Join us before the performance to meet our cast and crew and celebrate the final night of The Bard’s Bus Tour – all while enjoying hot dogs, burgers and more!