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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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Exceptional theater

The Shaw theater , the largest of 3 in town, presents a variety of plays. I have a membership for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharon G
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Sarasota
Theatre variety

I saw a musical and a historical based play and both were very well presented. This theatre has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jerrymart
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st petersburg
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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+1 800-511-7429
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Shaw theater , the largest of 3 in town, presents a variety of plays. I have a membership for several years that allows early booking. Great way to secure your lodging in advance. The quality is broadway style. Great actors, sets, music. etc. Usually...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I saw a musical and a historical based play and both were very well presented. This theatre has been consistently excellent since we first went there 40 years ago. There are two theatres, beside the main festival theatre. The Courthouse presents limitations.

Thank jerrymart
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of last night's performance. Great songs, great voices. The main character, Bill, was an absolute contortionist.

Thank MsDuffy
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the production of Me and My Girl. The show was filled with good music, singing, dancing, humor, and more. I would recommend a visit to the Shaw Theater productions at any time. I will return as soon as possible.

Thank Beryl W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed Dancing at Lughnasa at the Shaw Theater. Very moving story about 5 Irish sisters based on authors true-life. Don't forget kleenex for this one! A true ensemble piece with excellent acting throughout!

Thank slimzeeguy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love to catch 3 or more shows at the Shaw each season as we live less than an hour away. This show and all the actors/actresses in it were just great! Special mention has to go to Allan Louis as Dracula, Graeme Somerville as Renfield,...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just had the misfortune to go and see "Dracula". What a disappointment as we had been to "Me and my girl" in June and loved everything about it. We have been going to the Shaw for several years and have never...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and My Girl best play I have ever seen at the Shaw Festival. Entertaining and funny. Easy to get to,and easy to park right at the festival theater, steps from the from door.

Thank Spuds1818
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and another couple spent a weekend taking in three plays at the festival—"Saint Joan", "The Madness of George III", and "Wilde Tales"—and I am certain that we will come again. The first two productions were as good as anything we've seen in New...More

Thank Timaeus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a theatre buff you must attend Shaw!! The plays are spectacular and are surrounded by an equally spectacular theatre and town. The effort invested in putting on inspiring Shaw productions is second to none!! Come and enjoy you won't be disappointed! By...More

Thank Bob S
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Barbara G
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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
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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