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Shaw Festival Theatre

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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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Description: The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara...
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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Another season to look forward to!!!

This is one of the highlights of the year. Truly talented performers in a beautiful setting beautifully run. I love it every time. Last year my favourite was Caberet and we just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is one of the highlights of the year. Truly talented performers in a beautiful setting beautifully run. I love it every time. Last year my favourite was Caberet and we just saw the new Peter and The Starcatchers which was incredibly funny and a very good performance by a talented cast. Cant wait to see the rest!

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Salt Spring Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Bravo!! What a great way to open the season. Loved this play and it's still in early previews! Can't wait to take the grandkids.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We spent a week in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Sept, attending the Niagara Wine Festival and Shaw Festival. Both were fantastic, but we were especially delighted by the plays we saw at the Shaw. The acting, costumes, props, and venue were first rate. New York's Broadway has nothing on the Shaw, and the Shaw is less than half the cost.....especially in view... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My wife and I have been members of the Shaw Festival for many years. We first came to Niagara on the Lake in 1989. We especially enjoy the musicals and comedies. We enjoy the ambiance of the small town and visit the many wineries adjacent to the town. We love the small shops and boutiques. The Shaw Festival has a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This great little town has many B and B's and some extravagant hotels. Great restaurants too, but my favorite part was the fact that there was a trail which led directly to Niagra Falls (18 miles each way) and we could use the community tennis courts! There were a lot of Shaw plays during the Shaw festival. The town is... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

thoroughly enjoyed the plays we saw. Excellent acting, costumes ....Not much for the younger set though.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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131 reviews 131 reviews
40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had tickets to see Cabaret at the Festival Theatre during the Shaw Festival. The theatre itself was attractive, but the seats were quite uncomfortable. As for the production, I have seen much better versions. I think the director under utilized the actors' capabilities. Plus, the "in the round" stage proved to provide a lot of distractions that took away... More 

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Oakville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had a very pleasant afternoon at the Shaw Festival theatre watching the Saturday movie. Very comfortable, good value and their movie selection is always well done

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This venue is one of the best theatre experiences in North America! My wife and I spend a week in Niagara Falls/Niagara-on-the -Lake every year to celebrate our anniversary. We love to see Niagara Falls, enjoy the outstanding restaurants, visit with our friends at specific wineries and attend three shows (each year) including a musical at the Shaw Festival. We... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I come every year as I am a theater buff. This theater company is full of wonderful talent. Each theater season is a new and different surprise in terms of variety of subject and magnificent staging.

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