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CIS Ontario Drama Festival 2019 (CISDF)
Posted 02/04/2019 07:49AM

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - tech rehearsal times available)

Stratford Festival

Chair: Brendon Allen, The Bishop Strachan School

Fees: CIS Ontario will issue itemized invoices directly to participant schools

$200 per Senior School student participant (2 days)

$100 per Middle School student participant (1 day)

$50 per Teacher Chaperone per day (Recommended ratio 1:6)


The Conference of Independent Schools Drama Festival (CISDF) is an opportunity for drama students and educators in member schools to share their creative stagework and to expose their young artists to workshops and social opportunities with their peers from other schools. This year's festival has taken on the theme of Breaking Boundaries. Senior School participants will attend a performance of the musical Billy Elliot on Wednesday, April 24, the opening day of the Festival.

Please view the CISDF information package from this year's CISDF Chair, Brendon Allen from The Bishop Strachan School. In addition, please complete the following registration survey to provide details about your school's specific needs and details.


Schools are responsible for making their own transportation and hotel reservations. Here is a list of accommodations Stratford Festival suggests that are friendly to student groups. Many of these are within walking distance of The Hall and the Stratford Festival theatres.

As You Like it Motel – 18 rooms – 519.271.2951
Festival Inn – 180 rooms – 1.800.463.3581
Forest Motel & Woodland Retreat – 20 rooms – 1.855.403.8924
Majer's Motel – 31 rooms – 1.800.561.4483
Noretta Motel – 15 rooms – 1.877.820.5150
The Parlour Inn – 28 rooms – 1.877.728.4036
Queens Inn – 32 rooms – 1.800.461.6450
Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel – 144 rooms – 1.877.788.8818


Schools may want to consider either bus or train options for getting to Stratford. To see the VIA Rail options, check the schedule here.

Registration steps:

1. Complete the official CIS Ontario registration link by clicking the button below.

2. Review the CISDF Information package.

3. Complete the CISDF registration survey to provide us with performance details and other required information.

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