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Review of Shaw Festival Theatre

Shaw Festival Theatre
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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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Ithaca, New York
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“Arcadia - brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

It was my second visit to the Shaw Festival Theatre but the first experience of the Studio Theatre. Turned out to be the perfect venue for Stoppard's play .. not only did I have a great seat but the studio theatre ambience added a lot to the production.
The tragic part was I had bought the last available ticket for the show, kept checking back for availability of returned tickets and did not manage to score even one additional ticket. However, it was heartbreaking to see three empty seats -- "no shows" that did not return their tickets!

Visited August 2013
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Niagara-on-the-Lake
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“Best Shows Around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Attended 6 of the productions of 2013, which were great! Looking forward to seeing the productions of 2014 starting in April, 2014.

Visited September 2013
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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“Experience the options”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Not just Theatre Plays, but also up and coming winter TIFF movies and Documentaries are offered at the Shaw. Come early for wine, food and socializing. Proceed go to help support the Shaw Theatre.

Visited November 2013
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Thornton
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“Great Theatre in a Unique Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Shaw Festival offers theatre lovers the opportunity to experience world class plays in a tranquil setting. Come for the play and stay for the welcoming hospitality of Old Town that is Niagara on the Lake!

Visited August 2013
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Honeoye, New York
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“A Just Right Overnight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went for a quick overnight getaway. Had a wonderful dinner, saw two shows in one day, played golf, shopped, slept well in a well decorated room, had a great breakfast with good company and went home. Couldn't ask for a better quick renewal.!

Visited October 2013
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