54 Romeo Street
N5A 4S9
Phone: 519.271.5271
Fax: 519.271.1642

Gallery Stratford

Built in 1883 on the banks of the Avon River, Stratford’s original pump house with its elaborate architectural elements and picturesque setting is a perfect location today for the city’s public gallery of visual art - Gallery Stratford.

Located at 54 Romeo Street, the building’s Queen Anne Style architecture contains Gothic Revival Style elements that are seen elsewhere in the community. The character of the former Water Works building is quite in keeping with the designs of George F. Durand, a prominent London architect who designed the Perth County Courthouse.

Over its 40 years, Gallery Stratford has established itself as one of the region’s leading art galleries, organizing exhibitions of local, national and international visual artists.

Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection of Gallery Stratford inlcudes over 1000 works of art. The majority of the collection consists of works on paper by Canadian artists: prints, drawings, and paintings. Many of the works were purchased in the early years of the Rothman’s Art Gallery by the women’s volunteer committees. In more recent years, works have been donated by artists who have had exhibitions at Gallery Stratford.


The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the works on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The third or lower gallery is reserved for this purpose. Exhibitions from the permanent collection are curated to relate to the exhibitions on in the upper galleries. Whether by medium or by theme, it becomes an interesting project to look into the collection for works that comment or expand on themes in the other exhibitions.

Forthcoming exhibitions


$5 Adult; $4 Student / Senior / Group; Gallery Stratford Members Free

Opening hours

Gallery Stratford is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM until 5 PM. Gallery Stratford is closed during exhibition installations. Call to confirm hours.

Getting there

Gallery Stratford is located in the city’s historic former pump house, just a five minute stroll from Stratford’s Festival Theatre. You will find three galleries and studio space, plus the Gallery Shop.

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Gallery shop, elevator, wheelchair accessible, Our handicapped accessible studio studio space is open to the public and free-of-charge during regular gallery hours, when not in scheduled use.

If you have any special needs, please call Gallery Stratford at 519.271.5271 during Gallery hours.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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All Gallery Stratford workshops, courses and group visits require advance registration, unless otherwise noted. Admission to lectures is available upon arrival, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gallery Stratford offers four convenient ways to register for programs or events:

Phone: call 519.271.5271
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Weekends, 10 AM – 5:00 PM
Have your credit card number and expiry date ready.

Fax: print the registration form, fill in all requested information along with a valid credit card number and expiry date and fax it to: 519.271.1642
Mail: print the registration form, fill in all requested information and mail it with payment to:
Program Registration
Gallery Stratford
54 Romeo Street, South
Stratford, ON N5A 4S9

Download the registration form at:

Drop Off: drop off the registration form with payment at Gallery Stratford.


Gallery Stratford welcomes the opportunity to host groups of 10 persons or more wishing to tour exhibitions. We are conveniently located in a picturesque park setting a brief 5 minute stroll from Stratford’s Festival Theatre.

For larger groups (more than 10), please arrange more than 3 weeks in advance. To arrange tours for groups, please contact Gallery Stratford at 519.271.5271.


For information about School Tours please contact our Education Officer at 519.217.5271, ext. 23.


For information on family activities, go to:


Art for Two
(Mondays, 9:30-10:30 pm, SEPT 17 – OCT 29, NOV 5 – DEC 10) $85 or $75 Members
Make beautiful art together with your pre-schooler in a fun, relaxed environment

Young Artists
(Saturdays, 10–11:30 am) $75 or $55 Members
Students ages 6-11 explore art and the world with creativity and enthusiasm
Masks of the World (SEPT 22 – OCT 27), Art Down Under (NOV 3 – DEC 1)
Puppets of the World (JAN 12 – FEB 9), Savannah Saturdays (MAR 29 – APR 26)

Get Serious–Draw!
(Tuesdays, 4:30–6 pm, SEPT 25 – NOV 13, JAN 15 – MAR 4) $115 or $100 Members
Young artists ages 7-12 experiment and learn about a variety of drawing techniques


rePresent: from Life Drawing to Portfolios
(Mondays, 7-10 pm, OCT 15 – DEC 3) $95
Students work with professionals to develop portfolios for post-secondary arts application

Illustration & Cartooning
(Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, OCT 11 – NOV 15) $95 or $85 Members
Learn the basics and beyond in the fascinating world of cartooning and illustration

Design Arts
(Thursday, 7-8:30, FEB 7 – MAR 20) $95 or $85 Members
Experiment with a sampling of interior and exterior space design, graphics and costume design.

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Beginners Photography
(Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm, SEPT 18 – NOV 6) $170 or $150 Members
Learn how to handle your camera comfortably to set up and take great pictures! Teen photographers welcome.

Intermediate Photography
(Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm, plus 1 Saturday session, NOV 13 – DEC 4) $110 or $90 Members
Expand your knowledge and creativity using previously-learned design principles. Teen photographers welcome.

Art Sampler
(Wednesdays, 1:30–3:30 pm, SEPT 19 – NOV 7) $140 or $125 Members
Experiment with a variety of media in a sociable and inspiring studio environment

Docent Training
(Wednesdays 1:30–3:30, OCT 10 – NOV 14) Free!
Learn to be a tour guide with this six-week program on art history and education
Open Studio (Wednesdays, 8–10 pm, ongoing) $7 per session
Practise your life-drawing skills within a non-instructional format

Open Studio
(Wednesdays - 8 to 10 pm, Year Round) $7 per sesion
During these weekly sessions participants can practice drawing from a live model. Hosted by Ken Nutt, instruction not provided. Artists must bring their own materials.


Become a Member today! Gallery Stratford members are an important group of people who are actively engaged in the Gallery’s activities and support Gallery Stratford through their attendance, participation, volunteerism and donations.

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Gallery Stratford always welcomes volunteers and greatly values the essential support that they provide. Whether you’re interested in becoming a Docent, or helper with the annual I Love My Gallery Auction, or have other unique skills to share with Gallery Stratford, you are a welcome addition to our Art Space.

Venue hire

Gallery Stratford is proud to be a meeting place for creative programming and events. The mandate of the Gallery is to continue to promote excitement and understanding of visual arts for the community; to build relationships with artists, businesses and individuals in the community; and to expand revenue to support Gallery programming.

For details on booking your event at Gallery Stratford, please contact:
Zhe Gu, Director of Fund Development and Marketing
54 Romeo Street,
Stratford, ON N5A 4S9
Phone: 519.271.5271 x 22
Fax: 519.271.1642