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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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I've brought theatre patrons from Florida for 5 years now. The production quality is outstanding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MbrittFlorida
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Ocala, Florida
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Quality theatre productions

Quality theatre - would be a pity not to take advantage whist visiting the region. Significant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Philippa H
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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: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've brought theatre patrons from Florida for 5 years now. The production quality is outstanding. Acting, sets, costumes, front of house services ... all first rate.

Thank MbrittFlorida
Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thanks for joining us year after year! Glad to hear it's always such a positive experience too. Hope to see you again in 2018!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quality theatre - would be a pity not to take advantage whist visiting the region. Significant reductions for young people!

Thank Philippa H
Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the love, Philippa. Hope to see ya again in 2018!

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to the city and the festival and Saint Joan was our first treat. This is top flight theatre and great material. The cozy venue was a pleasant experience and we will definitely return.More

1  Thank savoy555
Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's wonderful! When you're back next season you should check out the epic Mythos trilogy with Stephen Fry. Based on your interest in Saint Joan you also might be a fan of Of Marriage and Men: A Comedy Double-Bill featuring two of Shaw's one-act comedies....More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The actors are top notch. Theatre venue is exceptional so small that you feel part of the action. Very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the acting! After seeing the Madness of King George we decided we had to see another play. Dancing at Lughasa...More

Thank Patricia M
Marcus T, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Royal George Theatre is quite special to us, glad you got to see two incredible shows there. Thanks for visiting us here in Niagara-on-the-Lake!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you have never been to a play during the Shaw Festival it is time to put it on your bucket list. Having seen two plays on the closing weekend was indeed a delight and a much needed break from the real world! Saint Joan...More

1  Thank bashaw
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A must see! Excellent live play from the 1930s. Very funny plus the singing and dancing is great. Never a dull moment, and the play moves on quickly. This can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Thank Lawrence M
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Great show. “Me and My Girl” A romantic musical. Very funny. Well done. Offered on different days and times. I recommend it to anyone.

Thank Adele S S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We purchased tickets online on short notice for Me and My Girl and, although we were in the nose bleed seats, it was definitely a highlight of our visit to the Niagara Region. Some of the best theatre we’ve seen - kept us smiling for...More

Thank LivingSkiesGirl
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful theater, not a bad seat in the house, and very nice staff. We went to see "Me and My Girl" and their performance was excellent. Great theatre experience in a small town! Would definitely come back.

Thank jessphillips814
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We aim to get to the Shaw Festival every year. However, being seniors on a fixed budget, we take advantage of every price deal we can, and that means that we don’t always get to see all the shows we would like to see. Two...More

Thank gailr97
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Barbara G
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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
28 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
28 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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