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Shaw Festival Theatre

Closes in 23 min: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Again, thoroughtly enjoyable trip!

We often travel to the Shaw and this year BASKERVILLES did not disappoint, In fact, this show... read more

Reviewed today
colleen C
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Some of the best theatre you can find, but...

My wife and I (theatre professor) have been going to the Shaw Festival for years, one of our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephen C
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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

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 yesterday 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 2 days 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 3 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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.

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Reviewed 2 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

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ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't been disappointed going to see a play at the Shaw Festival. This year we saw Grand Hotel and though some of the reviews weren't great we enjoyed it immensely. It is a good story, and the music, dancing and acting are incredible. The...More

Thank Steve B
ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Steve B, Thank you for the review! I hope you will join us for Brigadoon next year! Best, Alyssa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is always a treat to return to the Shaw Theatre to enjoy a live performance. This trip we took in a musical performance of the “ Grand Hotel” The music was delightful and the actors were superb. The theatre set up means that there...More

Thank Ronald M
ShawFestival, Manager at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ronald M, Thank you so much for your review! So glad you enjoyed your experience at Grand Hotel. I hope you choose to visit us again soon! Best, Alyssa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I purchased a season pass for the first time, this year. We have really enjoyed all the plays and especially appreciated the emphasis on the 100th anniversary of WWI as seen in the following three plays: O'Flaherty V.C, Oh What a Lovely...More

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27 April 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
15 September 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.
29 September 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