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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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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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I love the Shaw festival...beautiful location. Niagara on the Lake is so pretty and lots to see and browse through. We saw Sweet Charity - was so much fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the Shaw festival...beautiful location. Niagara on the Lake is so pretty and lots to see and browse through. We saw Sweet Charity - was so much fun.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such quality performances, costumes and set design. The performance impact lingers long after you leave. Looking forward to this year's selection.

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Thank ChristineAM2010
St Catharines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a while since we have attended live theatre. The venue is fantastic and the quality of performance was awesome. Set in NIAGARA on the lake the experience cannot be beat.

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Thank AlexDigenis
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been attending the Shaw Festival for about 20 years - it's a life changing experience. My word to the uninitiated is to be careful and research the play you have chosen - this will matter - as attending the theatre should be an emotional experience. The setting, professionalism and logistics are top knotch - but you must choose... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed in the Film Screenings - when you purchase your tickets online you get to choose what seats you want, but when you arrive it's first come, first serve - it should be clear that there is no seat choice - false advertising! Very disappointed. My boyfriend chose great seats for my 40th birthday only to arrive 20 minutes early... More 

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ShawFestival, Marketing Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this review

First, a belated happy 40th birthday to you! We apologize for your experience at the Film Series. Most people buy their tickets in person or by phone at which point they are notified that this is general admission. We will explore updating this online so this situation does not happen again. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. More 

Schererville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here during a "ladies getaway" and as a part of our wine tour. We saw Pygmalion, which was a modernized version of this Shaw classic. We loved it! The theater is beautiful. The lobby is gorgeous. There is a small outside garden where you can sit with your glass of wine or beer while waiting for the performance to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shaw Theatre Festival offers the finest theatrical entertainment,for all ages, that one would expect only in Metropolitan Cities,and not in the most charming and colourful setting of Niagara/Lake. The best and finest plays and Shows are performed guided by first=class direction!!

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We make a point of attending at least a couple of productions of Shaw Festival during the season from April through November. The professional productions, costumes and stage production are phenomenal. We saw Sweet Charity and Peter and the Starcatcher this year and were once again provided quality entertainment. As locals we also take advantage of the film series offered... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Attended two shows this past season and was pleasantly surprised at how good Peter and the Starcatcher was. Great staging and the cast was phenomenal - lots of laughs! Amazed at how they were able to create such a great set at the historic Royal George Theatre. Sweet Charity was also very well staged and the choreography was excellent....I felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Once again we experienced a wonder show (Pygmalion) at a wonderful venue (The Festival Theater). We have gone to many plays at the Shaw and each time we have enjoyed ourselves with the high quality facility.

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