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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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Excellent show!! Went for the Sweeney Todd production very exciting was a musical had some talk throughout. Actors are great... The stage was well thought out and put together.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent show!! Went for the Sweeney Todd production very exciting was a musical had some talk throughout. Actors are great... The stage was well thought out and put together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw "A Woman of No Importance". It was a great play. The costuming and acting was outstanding! Our seats were comfortable. There is a nice cafe that is available for food and drink, also!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently while in NOTL, my wife and I attended a production of Alice In Wonderland. One word: WOW! We both thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this production. The costumes, the scenery, the acting, ALL was first rate, professionally done and completely entertaining. Oh yea, if you are a senior like we are, the Shaw theaters have afternoon senior discounts. If... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is always a pleasure to visit the Shaw festival. This production of Alice is quite true to Lewis Caroll's book. But the staging was FABULOUS. Costumes were excellent and the cast quite strong. A superb production. Bravo

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go for romantic getaway to see Shaw Festival play and spend some time in and around N-O-T-L. Always enjoy the visit. Theater, restaurants, wine tasting and atmosphere. Beautifully maintained flowers and landscaping around the town.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 5 star rating is for the past 41 years. We won't renew our Membership to the Shaw Festival in 2017 however, if they intend to have Playbills such as they have planned for next season under the new Executive. In 2017 there is only ONE Shavian production, out of 9 productions! It's called THE SHAW FESTIVAL for goodness' sake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Primarily interested in "Engaged" and "Sweeney Todd" and they were great. "Engaged" by Gilbert without Sullivan was written and performed for me; laughed throughout. Sweeney is always a favorite, and this was as good as it gets. "Dance of Death" saw three favorite actors completely misdirected in a dreadful performance. "Alice" was a colossal waste of time for tiny moments... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw Sweeny Todd. Great performance. The costuming was a bit confusing. A mix of modern and period pieces. Very strong cast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to see Alice in Wonderland and it was wonderful. The Theatre was beautiful. Only complaint I have is their could be a little more leg room. It gets uncomfortable after sitting for such a long time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

How to make a play of 125 years ago relevant - that was the task of the production. One of our party felt that one area that this production succeeded was in the costuming. Instead of using costumes of the 1890's, the attire of women and men was that of the 1950's. When you consider the average age of the... More 

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