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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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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The plays are always worth while. The two that we saw, on this visit, were terrific. We have seen musicals, in past years, and they were outstanding

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Woodbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

By far the best play we have seen. The acting was outstanding and so POWERFUL. It felt as if I was reliving that day. Bravo!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

In my 11th consecutive season of attending the Shaw Festival, the acting hit a new peak. The festival includes many of the absolute best actors in North America. JUNO AND PAYCOCK was magnificent for the performances of the three principals, all regulars at the Shaw and all astoundingly versatile: Mary Haney (who made me cry in her final speech), Jim... More

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We travel to Niagara on the Lake for the Shaw Festival. We saw five excellent performance- Juno and the Paycock, The Mountaintop, Cabaret, The Philanderer, and Charity Began at Home. As always we were impressed by the actors and the plays.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were here for Cabaret and it was a fantastic experience. The chairs were very cosy and the play was wonderful. We recommend everyone to see this great play. We were seated at Orchestra Gold

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We are so glad that hear that you had a fantastic overall experience with us – from the production to the comfort of the theatre. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More

Corning
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The combination of quality, variety, and ease of attending make Niagara on the Lake very special. Highly recommended.

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Well acted although it was a bit boring. Set was well done and we had excellent seats in the orchestra area.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went to see this show and it was excellent our first show at the Shaw Festival. The two actors were both very talented.

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South Euclid, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were scheduled for 5 plays, saw 4. Each was excellent. However, J. B. Priestley's "When We Are Married" was outstanding. My face was sore from laughing!

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We are regular visitors to the Shaw shows and we were there on Thursday July 17th for the matinee show. We paid to park our car at the Shaw Festival Theatre, a trick we had learned. It was a bright sunny day, ideal for wandering around this delightful town. Bought some fudge (the best tasting) and then had a light... More

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