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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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Challlenging theatre...not for the faint of heart

Intelligent Homosexual Guide to Capitolism and Socialism.....blah blah blah etc. ....absolutely wonderful riveting theatre.Simply THE best dramatic performance we have ever seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Intelligent Homosexual Guide to Capitolism and Socialism.....blah blah blah etc. ....absolutely wonderful riveting theatre.Simply THE best dramatic performance we have ever seen at Shaw.We have seen alot! Certainly Not for the blue haired set...oh hey wait..,we are blue haired. A 4 hour immersion into the dysfunctional.....(or is it)... Marcantonio family. One rather misses them when The play ends. Kudos to... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went with my sister & two friends! We had a wonderful time! The show was very uplifting & funny! The best actor was the head Butler. Walter or William! The customs were beautiful and timely! The backdrops were very imaginative and colourful.And the use of special effects for these were memorable. We love the Royal for its cozy &... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent shows and professional actors; director's chat beforehand is very helpful. There seem to be no poor seats in the main theatre where we saw both shows.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed in Pygmalion. Why is it that no one dares to “improve” or “modernize” a Bach fugue, or a Picasso painting, or a Dickens novel, but theatre people feel justified in thinking they can write Pygmalion better than GBS? I thought the television screens were a distraction that added nothing. Same for the parade of models in weird... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We usually see 1 - 3 plays at the Shaw each year -- and dozens elsewhere -- and the results do vary. Without going into too many details about every show, let me just say that if you are a theatre-goer, SEE "The Divine." The production is outstanding in every way, and, in addition to the other themes it deals... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great show at festival theater.At beginning of main street.Great resturant across street. Be sure to plan for parking. 12$ at theater lot. We were lucky parked on street. Exciting main street to walk..We got lost trying to follow confusing signs on road after we exited highway from us border into niagara on the lake. Plan carefully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This musical is full of sixties style comedy modelled after many of the movies of that time. Must love dancing since there were long periods of dancing without singing or talking. Great performances but a talented cast.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Attended Peter and the Starcatcher at the Shaw Festival Theatre and we were thoroughly entertained! Bought tickets on spur of the moment and have no regrets although the ticket prices at over $100 each were a little steep. The venue (George Theatre on the Main street through Niagara on the Lake) was perfect - intimate, old fashioned, and comfy with... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the half-hour long gem at the lunchtime presentation. The length belies the content - the show seemed timeless and certainly not underweight. In contrast to another feminist production this year this was of its era and contemporary at the same time. It is a show no to be missed.

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Powell, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Saw an outstanding production of "Sweet Charity". The cast was as good, if not better, than any other theatre productions we have seen in New York or Chicago!

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