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“Who needs Broadway??”

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 November 7, 2012

The Shaw Festival is an incredible theater experience and one that we partake of yearly. We have never been disappointed with a performance and our only regret is that we cannot see every show every year! It is an easy trip from Ohio and just one of MANY reasons to visit Niagra-on-the-Lake. The Festival Theater is, by far, the most comfortable of the venues to enjoy a play and much easier access for my elderly Mum than are the Royal George or Courthouse Theaters. Tickets are pricey but you are getting an excellent product for your money and student tickets and senior matinees can save you a few bucks if you qualify for either. We'll continue to make this a yearly excursion.

Thank Steve and Peg A
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

You can depend on the excellence of this attraction. Its four stages present the works of Shaw as well as the dramas of his contemporaries. In current times the festival has presented excellent musicals and other contemporary work. It is a world class theatre festival right here in Niagara on the Lake.

Thank Donald C
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Festival Theatre is a great venue for the Shawfest plays. There is not a bad seat in the house. The acoustics are very good as well. The play was very professionally done and all the actors were excellent.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Saw 2 great shows recently, one at the Festival Theatre and one at the Royal George. Really like the Festival theatre for its seating. The Royal George was nice as well but the seating is cramped.

Thank NewbieTraveller57
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Play was fantastic. The actors are very professional.
The seating however, is very crowded and the bathroom facilities very small.

Thank Jolie B
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