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Shaw Festival Theatre

10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 800-511-7429
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Stupendous St Joan

Thus is a must see play. From the acting to the staging to the venue, this play does not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
drdblu
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Boston, Massachusetts
Excellent theater

We saw two plays, had a wonderful time. The shows were good, the facilities excellent. An older... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Heidi S
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thus is a must see play. From the acting to the staging to the venue, this play does not disappoint even at 2h 45 min. It is captivating, easily understood in al, it's nuances and us not to be missed. Bravo to all involved

Thank drdblu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw two plays, had a wonderful time. The shows were good, the facilities excellent. An older crowd, but that shouldn't scare you off from the right title.

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Earlier this week our extended Faily attended a matinee performance of Me and My Girl. The performance was exceptional. The singing, dancing and acting exceeded what we have recently seen on Toronto and London stages. The cast was exceptional and worked incredibly well as an...More

Thank Herb S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed a matinee of "Me and My Girl"....British romantic comedy musical! Theater architecturally impressive...great seating in balcony front. Tickets ordered on line...all very well organized! Wine bar and food at theater to enjoy inside or out before the performance! Great fun!

Thank Candice S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Professional artists engaged the audience in a powerful and evocative performance. Dancing at Lughnasa was a nice surprise; unexpected, touching and inspiring.

Thank eliroly
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a terrible disappointment. This is a very poorly written adaptation of the original THE Octoroon. The original was a landmark in its day; the current Shaw presentation is an incomprehensible jumble of meaningless, divisive words. The actors are mealy-mouthed, difficult to understand, and poorly...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great actors and actresses however we saw two dramas, St, Joan and Dancing at Lughnasa and you must stay alert for all the verbiage. If we were to go again, we would look for lighter fare, probably a musical, but it is unlikely we will...More

Thank barry0315
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Shaw Festival presents outstanding theater all week. The actors/actresses are superb. Hard to imagine the talent and variety in this quaint little town just outside of Niagara Falls.

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were three couples who visited the Shaw Festival in the first week of August. Between us we saw 6 plays, there is something for everyone. We all saw Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw. My husband thought it was the best play hehas seen...More

Thank 7didi7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice this season from the Phila., PA area. The first time was to show our friends this great town, stay at the Merlot House and then to the theatre to see the play, Me and My Girl. Later we brought up two sixteen...More

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CollingwoodBeverley
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Marcus T | Property representative |
We apologize that you found the show hard to hear, we will pass along your feedback to the appropriate parties. In future, we do have Assisted Listening Devices available at the theatres for a small fee. Visit our website or... More
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CollingwoodBeverley
September 28, 2016|
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Response from TerrierWhoTravels | Reviewed this property |
No, we thought the sound was awesome. (I'm a music major, so I do notice things like that!) We were 6 rows from the front and could hear every word, every whisper, every sound!
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Karen H
September 11, 2016|
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Response from Marcus T | Property representative |
Hi Karen! We don't have any merchandise specific to Engaged in The Shawp this season. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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