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Address: 10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 800-511-7429
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The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of...

The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. One of the world’s finest theatre companies, the Shaw Festival is celebrated for its vivid and exhilarating productions of plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (1856-1950), and plays about the period of Shaw’s lifetime. Join us for a compelling theatre experience with plays in four theatres from April to October in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Located between Toronto, ON and Buffalo, NY, near Niagara.

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We were fortunate to obtain half price tickets to George Barnard Shaw's play 'You Never Can Tell' that was playing at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We had not seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Belmont, Australia
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Belmont, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to obtain half price tickets to George Barnard Shaw's play 'You Never Can Tell' that was playing at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We had not seen this play performed before & we were delighted with the fantastic production & fine acting in this show. We thoroughly enjoyed the show & were pleasantly surprised by how funny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought tickets to Sweet Charity a couple of weeks in advance of our trip to Niagara-On-The -Lake. First time ever to the Village and to the Shaw Festival. Broadway quality show in a more intimate theater at a great price. Next season we'll go for 2 or 3 plays on an extended stay with biking, historical tours, and sampling... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful town with so much to.do in and around area. Pygmalion was amazing... A great production! Loved everything about it.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the musical 'Sweet Charity' with same day tickets making it a reasonably priced entertainment.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in the city and attended a play on our last evening. The play was well done with excellent actors, seating, and sets. Although we were in the balcony, we had no problem seeing and hearing in the quaint little theater. Tip: We were told that often half price tickets are available the day of the... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The theater is a great venue for enjoying live shows!! Comfortable seating and good views from all locations. Have been there several times and never disappointed.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We truly enjoyed the acting and the script for Pygmalion. It was truly a superb play. We purchased our dress circle tickets months in advance and we were pleased with our seats.

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Went to the Shaw Festival twice this season and loved it ...saw Pygmalion and Sweet Charity and enjoyed them both. Had a glass of wine during the intermission and sat outside in a very comfortable location . They also have munchies and soft drinks and coffee.

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We spent 4 days in Niagara and the Lake. We saw two plays enjoyed them both. we were able to buy tickets the same day we saw plays at a discount.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We recently had the opportunity to see both "Peter and the Starcatcher" and "You Never Can Tell." As in the past, both productions were fantastic! The set design and props for "Peter and the Starcatcher" were outstanding and innovative - the relatively minimalistic approach was perfect for a show that starts out with an invitation to the audience to use... More 

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