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“The Shaw Theater is top notch.”

Shaw Festival Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Ragtime was terrific. We really enjoyed the show and thought the acting and singing was of the highest caliber. The Shaw Theater is within walking distance to town and great restaurants

Thank Carolyn H
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We enjoyed the performance and a very nice theater. Parking was pricey. We saw a performance of Ragtime which was very well done. We wished we had chosen a play with a lighter topic!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

A very entertaining show,performed by a talented cast in wonderful surroundings ( The Courthouse Theatre)

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We love it. The actors are outstanding; the selection of plays excellent (last year we did a couple by Shaw of the four we saw in three days). This year we saw Ragtime, His Girl Friday and Present Laughter. It's fun for it to be repertory and see excellent actors playing multiple roles, sometimes in the same day Niagara on the Lake is a pretty, immaculate little town on the lake characterized by good restaurants, lots of wineries, fun little shops. It's not cheap but the theater is outstanding and it has all the best "support" institutions. It's likely one of those places we'll go back to for a couple of days every year or two.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Caught the 'His Girl Friday' at the Shaw Festival Theater: very entertaining. The cast presented a fast-paced comedy which held your attention every minute. Great venue.

Thank Alan M
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