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In 2002, in cooperation with local theatrical promoter Cazimir Mizera and the Stratford Library Association, Hudson Shakespeare brought its Summer Festival to Stratford.  HSC began with a showcase of assorted Shakespeare scenes for Stratford Day June 2002 and then followed up later that month with a showing of The Merchant of Venice.  Located at 2203 Main St, the library is a stone's throw from the Connecticut Turnpike and the town's train terminal.  Outdoor shows are held in the library's outdoor amphitheater, and in case of inclement weather shows are moved into the Lovell Room, located in the lower level of the library.     

To view past articles on our events at the Stratford Library, please click on the following links:

Shakespeare returns to Stratford, Clippings of Henry IV, Part 1 & Henry V, Titus Andronicus comes to Stratford

The facade of the library facing Main St.

A side view of the library with it's castle like features.


One of Stratford's hidden treasures, a cemetery with headstones dating back over 200 years sits behind the library.  Several 18th century stones have been replaced with clearer markers and a dedication plaque to the early residents of Stratford marks the entrance. 

Getting to Stratford Library

From NYC Train:  The most direct way to get to Stratford is taking the New Haven MTA line from Grand Central Station.  Total trip time is 1hr, 20 min.  From the train station, you walk out to main street and turn left.  Proceed up main street for 2 blocks and library is on your left

Driving from NYC/NJ  Please consult for driving directions to the Stratford Library.  Most routes take the NJ Turnpike through the Bronx on the New England expressway or taking 287 NORTH, which becomes 287 EAST and leads to 95 NORTH to the Connecticut Turnpike and exit 32 for Stratford.  

Connecticut Turnpike Southbound Exit 32:  At end of ramp, turn right onto Linden Avenue.  Take first right onto Church St.  Take next right onto Main St.  The library is the third building on the right, however go to the corner of West Broad St., make a right back on to West Broad St. and turn into the first parking lot on the right.

Connecticut Turnpike NORthbound Exit 32:  At end of ramp, continue straight onto West Broad St. Turn left onto Main St.  The Library is third building on left.  However, there is an island in the middle of MAIN ST and you will need to use a side street to U-TURN to head back to the Library.  Once making the U-TURN, make a right back on to West Broad St. and turn into the first parking lot on the right


To view the Stratford, CT page.     


To view other HSC Venues:   

College Misericordia - Dallas, PA

Hackensack, NJ

Hoboken, NJ

Jersey City, NJ

Kenilworth, NJ New York, NY
Secaucus, NJ South Orange, NJ
Stratford, CT  Union City, NJ

West Milford, NJ


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