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  • Looks like there could be some excitement in the Bass section at the Ball
    Looks like there could be some excitement in the Bass section at the Ball
  • All dressed up as usual with no Ball to attend on April Fool's Day!
    All dressed up as usual with no Ball to attend on April Fool's Day!
  • David James Lester will not be wearing this tonight!
    David James Lester will not be wearing this tonight!
  • Each ticket purchase gets a chance to win this chair from Goettlers of Dublin
    Each ticket purchase gets a chance to win this chair from Goettlers of Dublin
  • Bill and Yvanna Rowson will definitely not be going to the Ball like this!
    Bill and Yvanna Rowson will definitely not be going to the Ball like this!
  • SSO Board Member Nancy Stotts Jones will NOT be wearing a plague doctor mask to the Phantom Ball
    SSO Board Member Nancy Stotts Jones will NOT be wearing a plague doctor mask to the Phantom Ball
  • SSO Board Member Randi with David would rather time-travel to Elizabethan Age
    SSO Board Member Randi with David would rather time-travel to Elizabethan Age
  • You can't hide from us, Sherrie Roulston! Buy a ticket to the Phantom Ball.
    You can't hide from us, Sherrie Roulston! Buy a ticket to the Phantom Ball.
  • Will we see Teddy at the Ball?
    Will we see Teddy at the Ball?
  • SSO Board Member Jean Hewitt and friends are looking for the Ball. They found the wine......
    SSO Board Member Jean Hewitt and friends are looking for the Ball. They found the wine......
  • Rob Million will be hiding in his basement to avoid the Phantom Ball on April Fool's
    Rob Million will be hiding in his basement to avoid the Phantom Ball on April Fool's
  • Will showed up too early and missed his chance to go to the Ball.
    Will showed up too early and missed his chance to go to the Ball.
  • SSO Phantom Ball Fake News
Trump will be escorted by Putin to the Ball
    SSO Phantom Ball Fake News Trump will be escorted by Putin to the Ball
  • Do you think we'll see Trent Severn at the Ball on April1 or do we have to wait until May 13?
    Do you think we'll see Trent Severn at the Ball on April1 or do we have to wait until May 13?
  • I can't believe that Donald Trump will be there! Do I look alright?
    I can't believe that Donald Trump will be there! Do I look alright?
  • You want to see some fancy dance steps? Well you won't find any dancing at this Ball!
    You want to see some fancy dance steps? Well you won't find any dancing at this Ball!
  • I sure wish that I could go to the Ball. But who to go with?
    I sure wish that I could go to the Ball. But who to go with?
  • But which gown to wear?
    But which gown to wear?
  • Aaron and Bronwyn are completely relaxed knowing that the Phantom Ball on April Fool’s Day is the easiest catering gig ever for Linley Foods!
    Aaron and Bronwyn are completely relaxed knowing that the Phantom Ball on April Fool’s Day is the easiest catering gig ever for Linley Foods!
  • This crew is warming up for Ball.
    This crew is warming up for Ball.
  • Leslie has painted herself into a corner and can't make it to the Ball.
    Leslie has painted herself into a corner and can't make it to the Ball.
  • 'Twas the night of the Ball, but WAIT! Where are George and Jennifer?
    'Twas the night of the Ball, but WAIT! Where are George and Jennifer?
  • This is where SSO board member and musician Kirby would like to be!
    This is where SSO board member and musician Kirby would like to be!
Looks like there could be some excitement in the Bass section at the Ball
Looks like there could be some excitement in the Bass section at the Ball

The SSO Phantom Ball is coming April 1.


Where will you find the Phantom Ball? In the most expansive and spectacular venue in the world: Your imagination.


Because the Phantom Ball won’t happen in the physical world as we know it, bad weather will not hinder your capacity to participate – and no one will find your apparel to be gauche or over the top.


Buy your tickets now (just $25) for this extraordinary ethereal event. Your generous contribution will go to work helping the SSO sustain and build its artistic presence in Stratford and beyond.

Every additional ticket you purchase gives you another chance to win the gorgeous lounge chair donated by GG Goettler of Dublin.


Click on the DONATE button and order the quantity of “tickets” you desire:

$25 for one

$50 for a couple

$100 for a table of four

$150 for a table of six

$200 for a table of eight

Where you see Select the fund your donation will support, scroll down to Phantom Ball and click there. Enter under Donation Amount the total amount ($25 x the number of tickets you are ordering). You will receive a tax receipt for the entire amount.


Buy a ticket to the Phantom Ball to have a chance to win this beautiful Benchcraft chair generously donated by GG Goettler of Dublin.

The winning ticket was purchased by Sterling Kenny.