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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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Aluce in Wonderland

The creative digital projection, colorful exciting costumes, talented actors and actresses made this an exceptionally delightful presentation. Although children might enjoy it on... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The creative digital projection, colorful exciting costumes, talented actors and actresses made this an exceptionally delightful presentation. Although children might enjoy it on their level, it was geared to the more mature audience who were in awe as Alice changed in size and location.

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't been to a show here in quite sometime, but the theatre has not changed. Great seats and nice small venue. Production was fantastic and lots on energy. Mrs. Lovett was amazing. We will certainly not wait so long to return.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have become Members of The Shaw Festival Theatre and have visited The Theatre for many years now. Most recently we attended the performances of "Sweeney Todd" and "A Woman of No Importance" in August 2016 and "Alice in Wonderland" yesterday with our grandchildren. Sweeney Todd was simply outstanding in every respect - from the acting to the music, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This play received bad reviews so my expectations weren't high, but I loved it and so did my eight year old boy. It is clever, nonsensical, witty, and brings the book to life - in fact, I've never particularly enjoyed reading Alice, but I thoroughly enjoyed this play. Canadian theatre excels in design - and this was no exception -... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

SWEENEY TODD ...The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Return to Niagara-on-the-Lake for an afternoon of entertainment and, oh, yes, so many things to do on the way that we missed the opening number. The box office staff processed our ticket request very quickly and The Festival Theatre proved once again to provide an excellent venue for this performance. May I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent performance and top notch acting. Very interesting plot. A must see . We sat six rows from the front in the centre which was fantastic. we look forward in seeing more plays in the future.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I just took in "Lady of No Importance" and "Alice in Wonderland". These were the only 2 plays we have ever experienced at the theatre and were very impressed with not only the acting but also the sets. We had excellent seating but were disappointed in the mandatory $15.00 parking fee.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for several plays this year and as always the Festival Theatre does not disappoint. The cafe and the bar offerings are excellent and at reasonable prices as well. The seating outside is great before the show.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good play, but it was stiflingly hot. Everyone was fanning discretely with their programs and to pay that much to park in the parking lot was sheer lunacy. Again the musical was good and the actors great, but wow it was warm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to see the play Sweeney Todd at the Shaw Festival and it was terrific. The story line is different but the acting was superb.

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