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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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Saw the Philanderer and it was excellent. We like Niagara on the Lake as it is a quaint little... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2014
jazzbebe
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Toronto, Canada
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Lovely experience. Beautifully maintained building, with great seating, sound, and staff to help... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2014
Linda M
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Dublin, Ohio
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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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10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2014

Saw the Philanderer and it was excellent. We like Niagara on the Lake as it is a quaint little town with my 2 favourite stores - Just Christmas and Kurtz Store. We also did some wine tastings at a couple of the smaller wineries -...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lovely experience. Beautifully maintained building, with great seating, sound, and staff to help. Location and parking was good.

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Reviewed September 23, 2014

Loked the B&B was perfect for all are needs Niagra on the Lake was a beautiful place for a visit. Loved the Shaw Festival

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Reviewed September 23, 2014

We have been subscribers over the years of the Stratford Festival, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and many others. The Shaw Festival beats them all for production value, and for customer service. Even if the productions are controversial and "difficult" (as CABERET was, for me at...More

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ShawFestival, Marketing Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2014

What a fantastic review! You are quite the seasoned theatregoer, that’s great. We are happy to hear of your satisfaction with our customer service and production value. Thank you for continuing to come to the Shaw Festival and for your support over the years.

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Reviewed September 23, 2014

Hats off to this years theater company! Not to be missed...excellent production of Cabaret. Having seen this play in Chicago as well as enjoyed the 60's Lisa Minnelli movie presentation, we found this rendition to be most enjoyable. From the wonderfully effective musical set that...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2014

Being a local I would love to get here more.......... Forgot how beautiful a facility this is........ Clean gorgeous, helpful. Prices are a little high for my liking...... Understanding when you see the sets, costumes, etc.... Really not a huge theatre, love the first rows...More

Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed September 22, 2014

This theatre company is excellent. We attend every year, often after having travelled to London for theatre. It measures up and, in many ways, surpasses the London experience.

Thank Anne P P
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ShawFestival, Marketing Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for supporting us by attending year after year! It's so great that you saw EVERY play this season. We appreciate your ongoing patronage and also appreciate you taking the time to write this raving review.

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Reviewed September 22, 2014

We attended a performance of "Arms and The Man" in July. We see a lot of theater -- our son is an actor -- and this was a first-rate production. Sorry that we didn't work a second show into our schedule. (Prices are a bit...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful, modern facility. Not a bad seat in the house. We saw "The Philadelphia Story" and the production was first rate from the cast to the sets and costumes. Gorgeous patio areas to enjoy a pre-performance/intermission drink and snack. We'll be back!

Thank Ralph S
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Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great show...funny, well done! The cast was very talented, the theme was based on the 1930's but could very well have been set today...makes you and yours think about YOUR relationship!

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ShawFestival, Marketing Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Ha! We are so glad that you enjoyed When We Are Married and are thankful that you took the time to write a review. We hope you will be back to see more shows with us next season!

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Hey Barbara, we have Lambeth Walk t-shirts available in-person at the Shawp here at the Shaw Festival.
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CollingwoodBeverley
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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
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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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