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Shaw Festival Theatre

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A Christmas Carol play at Royal George Theater - magnificent!

On Wednesday, November 21st, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Carol rendition at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara S
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North Tonawanda, New York
Everyone Gets What They Want!

I am a golfer, but my wife & sister in law love the theater. The Shaw is an annual favorite! The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
H5543EIdavida
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

On Wednesday, November 21st, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Carol rendition at the Royal George Theater! The actors, costumes, creative elements, sets...this was the best live performance of A Christmas Carol we have ever experienced! Scrooge was the best! We plan on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbara S
ShawFestival, Alyssa L. - Digital Engagement Specialist at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Barbara S, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review! I am delighted to hear you and your husband had a wonderful time at A Christmas Carol. Looking forward to seeing you next year. All the best, Alyssa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a golfer, but my wife & sister in law love the theater. The Shaw is an annual favorite! The Sisters have been Platinum Members for 5 years and they love it. While they watch, I play golf, without limits. What's not to like?!?

Date of experience: May 2018
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ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi H5543EIdavida, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you and your family had such a great time! Best, Alyssa

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at the beauty of this theater.........great seats and a beautiful theater. The Shaw festival is certainly a big reason to visit Niagara On the Lake! We so enjoyed the professionalism of the actors and the sets were innovative and fun!

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi delilah62, Thank you for the lovely review! Glad you had a great time at the Shaw Festival and hope to see you soon. Best, Alyssa

Reviewed 24 October 2018

As first time visitors to Niagara-on-the Lake, we took in a performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Festival Theater, part of the annual Shaw Festival. I don't know if we were more impressed by the production or the theater itself. We had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Dennis M, Thanks for leaving such a lovely review! I’m so glad you enjoyed 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and had a wonderful time in Niagara-On-The-Lake. If you enjoy mystery, you may enjoy Rope or Ladykillers next season. All the best, Alyssa

Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann T
ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi Ann T, Thanks so much for your review - your comments regarding the cafe food have been forwarded to the appropriate department. All the best, Alyssa

Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Harvman, Thanks for leaving a review – glad to hear you enjoyed 'The Hound of The Baskervilles.'' The second intermission allows our audience a chance to stretch their legs, but it also gives us a chance to ready some of the effects in the...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Deborah H, Thanks for joining us at the Shaw Festival! Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you for our 2019 season. Take care, Alyssa

Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi Colleen C, So happy to hear you enjoyed 'The Hound of the Baskervilles.' Hope to see you for the 2019 season! All the best, Alyssa

Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R S
ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

R S - Glad you had such a lovely time! Hope to see you for our 2019 season. Best, Alyssa

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pegbunce
7 November 2018|
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Hi Pegbunce, Thanks for writing the Shaw Festival and expressing your interest in becoming a volunteer! Please visit the Shaw Guild website page for volunteer details. We can't post links on Trip Advisor, however if you... More
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Lamokagirl
27 April 2018|
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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
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Barbara G
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