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Shaw Festival Theatre

Address: 10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 800-511-7429
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. One of the...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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65 helpful votes 65 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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Ottawa, Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We saw two shows in two theatres, one the musical Cabaret, very well done and dark, as any play dealing with the rise of Nazism should, the other, Arms and the Man as light and funny as any play by Bernard Shaw. Both theatres offer good seating, acoustics, and sightlines. The town of Niagara on the Lake is also a... More 

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was our first time at the Shaw and we were impressed. The setting is beautiful with an outdoor area. We had excellent seats but it appeared that all the seats were good. The play (Philadelphia Story) was better than expected.

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nj
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have been going for years and never cease to be amazed at the excellent quality of the productions. This company always does an outstanding job...multi talented casts, wonderful sets, and costumes....all broadway quality. We see about 6 shows a year and marvel at the quality of the shows produced. We already have our 2015 tickets!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The theater is really nice - well appointed, etc. The actors who performed The Philadelphia Story were not so good.

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