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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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Magician's nephew is magic indeed

A beautiful adaptation of the C S Lewis first book in the Narnia series. Great acting and clever... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ted S
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Aurora, Canada
The Magician’s Nephew is a delight for all!

If you have ever journeyed to the magical land of Narnia, whether through books or films, you will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brenda W
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St. Catharines, 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 5 days ago

A beautiful adaptation of the C S Lewis first book in the Narnia series. Great acting and clever staging that allowed our imaginations to soar. Enjoyable for all whether you are Narnia fans or not. Bravo

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The book to stage adaptation really is astounding. Thank you so much for coming down! Looking forward to having you back.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have ever journeyed to the magical land of Narnia, whether through books or films, you will know how compelling and delightful it is. Now you can experience that magic at the Shaw Festival! I had the joy of seeing their brand new creative...More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! It really is magicial to see everyone walk out of their performance with the wonder-filled expression on their faces. Can't wait to have you back!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charcuterie was very nice and went beautifully with our wine. Service was good. We enjoyed and will return

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the opening of the Shaw Festival with the final dress rehearsal of The Magicians Nephew. Obviously an attempt to lure younger patrons into enjoying theatre. Shaw could not have chosen a better vehicle. The play is creative, set imaginative. Acting superb, Whether you...More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's amazing to hear! Yes, doing the behind-the-scenes tour is magical (also becoming a Dream Detective isn't too bad either). Hope to see you back here soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was able to visit 2 shows last season and I am looking forward to going atleast once this coming season. It is definitely a very expensive evening out, it was much more affordable when I was a student or under 30, they have great...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My husband and I ordered our tickets MONTHS in advance. Purchased balcony seating for the Magician's Nephew on April 21, 2018. This was to be a belated celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary. Sadly, Shaw only cares about money. They sold tons of balcony seats...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This festival has only top-notch theater productions. The acting, scenery, music and everything that makes theater wonderful are superb here. The small town of Niagara on the Lake is also charming, though very aimed at tourism.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

fantastic show, very entertaining, great management, a memorable experience. Will definately return.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Highly professional productions. Well acted, directed, and every theatre is charming. I highly recommend. Worth attending.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I recently attended the opening of A Christmas Carol, and I’m very glad I had previously purchased my tickets for performances later in December when I’ll be taking various family members and friends, as this years run is sold out. The actors got us in...More

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Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Robin, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the show! Thank you for bringing your family and friends to see the show, and for leaving such a thoughtful review. Hope you enjoy your second visit just as much as the first!

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Barbara G
15 September 2017|
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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
29 September 2016|
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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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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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