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Address: 10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-511-7429
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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This is a difficult time of the year for someone who so loves the productions at Shaw; the new offerings for 2017 are now available to purchase, and there are just so many gems to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a difficult time of the year for someone who so loves the productions at Shaw; the new offerings for 2017 are now available to purchase, and there are just so many gems to choose from. The simplest concept would be to buy the season's pass, but unfortunately, I like to choose our seats much further in advance -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I saw all 10 plays this past season, and continue to love the Shaw experience. Master Harold, Black Girl and A Woman of No Importance were the highlights for me, though I have to say that, in the 12 years I have been attending, I have not seen one play I didn't enjoy. Acting, lighting. sets, venues, Shaw staff, Niagara-on-the-Lake........ More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw Sweeney Todd and loved it Great stage set. Wonderful acting and singing. What a treasure for the region

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shaw Festival provides a wonderful theatrical experience. We saw Alice in Wonderland and loved the production. The costumes were amazing! We enjoyed the combination of speaking and singing. We got a great deal on the tickets through Travelzoo.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and another couple saw Sweeney Todd. We were absolutely shocked at the highly quality of the performance. We've been to Broadway many times, and it was hard to tell the difference between the two. And it's very easy to get to. In fact we walked from our B & B, Davy House, only a couple blocks... More 

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Victor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I have been wanting to attend the Shaw Festival for many years and finally had an opportunity last week. We saw "Engaged" and it was extremely well done. Acting was great. Also stayed at the Shaw Club overnight and had dinner there and it was outstanding. Felt like a very special guest! And they even had transportation to the theater!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We watched the last performance of the season and the performance was great. The show selection was limited to just 1. It would be nice if they would run longer. The seats were vertical good. We really enjoy the old theater feel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We attended an end of season performance here recently. It was a pleasant little theatre but did not have a great many features for the visitor. It was nice to have visited but the theatre has no real attraction for us as keen theatre buffs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

First let me say I love the Shaw Festival and rarely miss a year. Even plays I have little interest in are often transformed here into experiences I love. For instance last year Peter and the Starcatcher - wow! That said, the three productions we saw this year were underwhelming overall. "Our Town" was a well done production of a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife and I did a recce on this place prior to our booked performance and found that despite having it's own considerable carpart we would have to pay CAD$ 15 (approx £9) for the duration of the performance, about 2 hours. There were only two disabled bays and you had to pay for those too. The play 'A Woman... More 

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