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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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World Class Theatre

I've been trying to see all the productions at the Shaw Festival for several years now. They have a... read more

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Robin C
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Toronto, Canada
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The Shaw Never Disappoints

We and the couple who live next door have been spending three days at the Shaw for 15 years. We see... read more

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Kingston, Canada
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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 today via mobile

I've been trying to see all the productions at the Shaw Festival for several years now. They have a wonderfully talented company of actors and designers. The season this year is shaping up to be one of the most exciting. Shaw's Saint Joan is not...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We and the couple who live next door have been spending three days at the Shaw for 15 years. We see four or five or six plays depending on what is being performed on the days we can attend. This year we saw Saint Joan,...More

Thank GrandpaPeter
Reviewed yesterday

This is a play set in rural Ireland in the 1800s which depicts the plight of the Irish as Industrialization and the factory system wreaks havoc on the rather isolated and church dominated society of the time period. The focus is on one such family...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We purchased last minute back row, top level seats and were concerned. Not to worry the sound was perfect and visibility excellent. We saw Me and My Gal. The show was fantastic. So entertaining.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to Niagara on the Lake for the Shaw Festival. Saw Me and My Girl and two Shaw plays. What an outstanding performance! Cast and orchestra were superb. We live in NYC and go to shows very frequently. This was Broadway quality - good...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw 2 shows, Androcles and the lion and Madness of king George. The former was very informal with audience participation, the latter was more serious. Both featured excellent acting in small venues with actors interacting with the audience before and after the show. Enjoyable experience.

1  Thank Jsand8217
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our annual visit to NOTL and the Shaw Festival, and this year was simply excellent! St. Joan was performed in a minimalistic stage style, and although (hopefully) everyone knew the outcome, it was just riveting. The acting was universally excellent, and the staging provided a...More

2  Thank westlakeroad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very professionally done and fun ! High quality of singing and dancing and generally wonderful production!

1  Thank marianaruxandra
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Saw Me and My Gal. Wonderful production and acting. Play was uplifting and sprinkled with good humor. Theater was very nice and good seating. Definitely would come back to see other plays.

1  Thank CDR1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had purchased tickets for Me a nd My Gal and felt the sets, actors, singing, dancing, and customs were above our expectations. I had never seen this particular show so I have no basis in which to compare the quality but I can not...More

1  Thank Daro2013
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CollingwoodBeverley
Did anyone find the sound hard to hear.
29 September 2016|
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Response from Marcus T | Property representative |
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
Did anyone find the sound was very poor?
29 September 2016|
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Response from TerrierWhoTravels | Reviewed this property |
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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Karen H
Is there any merchandise specific to the show Engaged available for purchase at the theatre or online? Thank you.
11 September 2016|
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Response from Marcus T | Property representative |
Hi Karen! We don't have any merchandise specific to Engaged in The Shawp this season. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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