Stratford Festival's opening night cancelled following bomb threat

May 29 2018, 12:42 pm

The annual Stratford Festival’s opening night was cancelled on Monday following a bomb threat.

Stratford Police Service say that at approximately 6:45 pm, they received a call that “explosives have been placed ‘at the Stratford Festival’. Both the Avon and Festival theaters security were immediately advised and officers attended the scene.”

The theatres were evacuated as officers conducted a search for suspicious items or packages in the area.

“We will have a new official opening of the 66th season soon,” said the Festival. “We will ensure all patrons with tickets for tonight’s performances will be contacted regarding their tickets.”

The areas around the Stratford Festival & Avon Theatres were reopened on Tuesday.

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