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Tom Patterson Theatre to shine bright during Lights On Stratford

The display will be a reimagining of the 2020 display that was shut down due to the pandemic
Tom Patterson Theatre Lights on Stratford
This year, the Tom Patterson Theatre will be recreating its 2020 display for Lights on Stratford.

Tom Patterson Theatre will be aglow during the Lights On Stratford festival.

This year's show will rework the theatre's display from the inaugural 2020 Lights On Stratford, which was shut down prematurely due to the provincial stay-at-home travel restrictions.

Tom Patterson Theatre is the fourth major display announced so far.

"The Tom Patterson Theatre is one of the main light displays along the Light Trail that connects Market Square to Tom Patterson Island, and we’re excited to welcome everyone to experience this amazing theatre building dramatically lit on a midwinter’s night,” said Zac Gribble, festival director and executive director of Destination Stratford. “We’re absolutely thrilled to partner again with the Stratford Festival to reimagine and remount a stunningly beautiful experience that celebrates this architectural treasure using light from within."

“We had such fun designing the first Tom Patterson Theatre Lights On Stratford installation, and look forward to this next challenge,” adds Michael Walton, head of design for the Stratford Festival. “Unlike in 2020, we will be lighting up a very active well-used building, so this presents opportunities to reimagine and build upon our first effort. I look forward to realizing an exhibit that delights those both inside and outside the building.”

The most recent festival of light saw over 80,000 visitors across the main displays.

The festival is set to launch on Dec. 16 and will run through until Jan. 27.