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Shaw Festival Theatre

10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
800-511-7429
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Petrolia, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

  Despite terrible review of John Law of St Catherine's' review of Mountaintop ( can understand how a white male could not see beyond the hidden story line to see its relevance ) the play was masterly performed by two actors who poured their hearts and souls into making you laugh and cry. The twist in the play jarred me... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Every time (often more than once a year) I go to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see a play at Shaw festival, I am more impressed by the quality of the productions. In all the years of seeing (at least) 2-3 dozen plays, only one was disappointing. The productions easily eclipse anything one would see in NYC. Aside from the occasional questionable casting... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A fun play to catch at the Shaw Festival. Wonderful acting, strong characters, each of them. Lovely old venue in the heart of Niagara On the Lake.

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Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Both performances were wonderful...the actors arrive in April and stay thru October. All professionals !!

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Buffalo, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our 3rd visit of the season and definitely the best. Cabaret was an excellent production for stagecraft, Philadelphia Story was just OK but this play had the best stage performances I have ever seen. The women, especially, expressed the comedy and the emotion of the script that had me laughing, chuckling, even when there was little dialogue. Their eyes rolled... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My Mom is 84, my niece 26 and my sis and I 54 - we all brought our own previous experience with Cabaret to the show- and LOVED IT!

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent acting and sets in two shows – The Philadelphia Story and The Charity Begins in the Home.The Festival Theater had an excellent pre-show discussion.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We recently saw this play at The Courthouse Theatre in Niagara on the Lake. It's a comedy, and we found it to be great fun. The cast is excellent, and it was a treat to see Fiona Reid. She had a great character, and she played it to perfection. The theatre is small and intimate, which adds to the experience.... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Saw our first play at the Shaw Festival this July - very funny and entertaining story of three couples celebrating their silver wedding anniversary until they realize they weren't legally married 25 years ago! Great story-line and wonderful cast.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The play was great and the singing was excellent. You are really taken back to the kit kat club and back to the 30"s . The play was easy to follow and the seating was great and you could see the stage even from our cheap seats very well.

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