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Shaw Festival Theatre

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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The Festival Theatre is both a great venue and home to the impressive Shaw Festival. Over a number... read more

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Ann T
Melbourne, Australia
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We spent a lovely afternoon experiencing the play, Magician’s Nephew at the ShAw Theater in Notl... read more

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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...more
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10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed today

The Festival Theatre is both a great venue and home to the impressive Shaw Festival. Over a number of years of visitations I've seen some wonderful theatre there and even if the plays aren't to my taste, the acting and production values are always impressive....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I attended Hound of the Baskervilles on a Saturday in mid-late October and while the play was well done and enjoyable, I have 2 complaints that impacted my enjoyment and likelihood of returning. The first was the temperature in the theatre, which...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a lovely afternoon experiencing the play, Magician’s Nephew at the ShAw Theater in Notl. Great production in a comfortable and intimate theater. Lovely grounds to wander with a glass of sparkling wine during intermission.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often travel to the Shaw and this year BASKERVILLES did not disappoint, In fact, this show proved that the Shaw only gets better every year. This production featured one of the best set designs imaginable. The actors are nearly always superb, so innovation in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I (theatre professor) have been going to the Shaw Festival for years, one of our favorite “go-to” places when we have the opportunity. In the past, during Jackie Maxwell’s tenure, we had been so impressed: never a disappointment. However, in the last...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw two plays at the Shaw Festival. The first was a matinee performance at the Royal George Theater. This theater is small so there are no bad seats. We were in the third row center! A great performance and you could really tell that...More

Thank R S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' recently. Everything was well done, as usual at the Shaw - sets and lighting are wonderful, music is very good, acting for the most part stellar; everything is done very professionally. Evidently, they modeled the Sherlock character on...More

Thank Doctor F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Multiple, comfortable venues, wide variety of theatrical offerings in a picturesque town in the beautiful and historical Niagara region of Ontario. More than 50 years of highest class art!

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a nice experience. Enjoy the set changes very much, and the seating is great. Nice location in the town, easy to get to. Wine was good but pricey.

Thank Cherylannd18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They did a great version of hounds of Baskerville. The sets were so well done. It’s a great small theatre. Very comfortable and close to all the hotels and restaurants. I didn’t think there needed to be two intermissions though made for a longer night.More

Thank Megan W
ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Megan W, Thanks for your review! The second intermission allows our audience to stretch their legs and gives us time to prepare some of the effects in the third act. So glad you enjoyed the Hound of the Baskervilles and hope to see you...More

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April 27, 2018|
Response from blackirishman2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, adults like it 2. The two adults I took with me to the opening performance cringed when I told them it was based on a kids novel. But My 82 year old Mother loved it. My 41 year-old-lady friend thought it was great. As... More
Barbara G
September 15, 2017|
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Response from ShawFestival | Property representative |
Hey Barbara, we have Lambeth Walk t-shirts available in-person at the Shawp here at the Shaw Festival.
September 28, 2016|
Response from ShawFestival | 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