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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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Too bad they have to perform his plays.

"Shaw" is a great thing to do if you're affluent enough to afford the whole experience, but poor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
derek v

Just left Androcles and the Lion at intermission. Centre seats for a total of $260 Canadian... 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 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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 800-511-7429
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Reviewed yesterday

"Shaw" is a great thing to do if you're affluent enough to afford the whole experience, but poor ole GBS's plays really aren't holding up to the test of time. Went to see Saint Joan, supposedly Shaw's best play, and it was a chore. First...More

Thank derek v
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just left Androcles and the Lion at intermission. Centre seats for a total of $260 Canadian. Definitely not worth it. Like a high school production. Very disappointed

Thank georgiegirl55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shaw festival theater is an amazing venue. We took the ghost tour and the backstage tour and enjoyed them both greatly. We purchased the marquee seats for three performances and enjoyed all the perks. The concession stands are quick. We love the ability to take...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Teenage daughter and I really enjoyed the backstage tour. Great insight into how repertoire theatre works. Salad and sandwich for lunch was quite good. Me And My Girl was amazing!

Thank Lisa U
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw Dancing at Lughnasa, which we had seen on Broadway as well as the movie. This production was really great. Accents for the most part were spot on. The audience was enthusiastic and friendly. All in all a very nice evening with terrific entertainment....More

Thank Merlin V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Each year we see two shows, one is generally a drama and the other is usually lighter, quite often a musical. This year's heavy was The Madness of King George, (left at the intermission), and Me and my Girl was our musical choice. The male...More

Thank NewhavenOntario
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our good friends invited us to join them at the Shaw Festival to see 'Me & My Girl' beginning with lunch prior to show. Great play, superb acting, singing & dancing. If you only have time for one show during your visit to Niagara on...More

Thank mary y
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent play. Lots of musical and talent. Loved it. A big thumbs up. Great place to eat prior to showtime close bye.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been members of the Shaw Festival was a good number of years, but during that time we have never been to a production at the Studio Theatre, that is until now. We saw Middletown in this venue, a unique setting that puts you...More

Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This play had it all- and the music that was put into it -was fascinating too. It's the story of Joan d'arc. So if you like a story about war- church-generals-kings-aristocracy- women -faith and history you will love this play. The set is kept simple...More

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28 September 2016|
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
28 September 2016|
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!
Karen H
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.