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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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Victoria, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved visiting the Shaw Festival! Fantastic production quality, very well laid out, wonderful design - Shaw has it all! Definitely worth staying for a few days and seeing several shows. The theatres are all within walking distance which makes for a very easy and relaxed visit. Just watch out for parking, you have to arrive fairly early to... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Cabaret - have seen the movie several times and the Stratford production several years ago. This was the best of all of them. The Charity that Began at Home - Victorian drawing room humour, very funny. Juno and the Paycock - historical drama, very emotional. The Mountaintop - How DID Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spend his last night in... More

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Michgian
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

"Lovely Sunday in Creve Coeur" and "Philanderer" were so much fun. Shaw Festival always a great time!

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Oberlin, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We saw GBS's Philanderer August 13th in a half full house. The show was enjoyable, the actors were spot on, it was a pleasant evening. Upon reflecting upon the entire experience, however, and the price we paid for last row seats, I have come to the conclusion that the Shaw festival is no longer the great value I once thought.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The performance was superb; all actors seemed to be living their parts. Juan Chioran, the Emcee, was outstanding. The depravity of Berlin, so clearly evident, and the ugly anti-Semitism so perfectly understated, yet so clear, resonated as it is being reflected, once again, in Europe. Visiting the Shaw Festival is always a delight, no matter which theatre, although I confess... More

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Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I first saw this play in Ann Arbor, Michigan and wanted my BFF to share in the experience. This production was as powerful as the first time. The audience was almost speechless walking out after this 2 person tour de force.

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Fairport
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this show. The primary players were all very good, especially the female lead who nailed the title song.

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Chicago
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went with a group of friends for a matinee while in the area. We had gotten tickets weeks ahead as some shows sell out. We all enjoyed the play very much, very humorous and great actors! The set was well done, and even though we were in the balcony, we had no trouble with sound or view. We definitely wanted... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed seeing "The Philanderer" by GBS himself. It could have seemed dated but was so well done that it was comic and thought-provoking. This repertory company performs in three separate venues so you have a choice of plays on any given night. Come a little early to explore downtown which is filled with charming shops, bakeries, and dining options.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful theatre and very professional cast. We watched the play of Cabaret which was so much better than the film - very moving

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