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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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Great theatre

The plays we went to see were great! We saw "1837: Farmers' Revolt" and "Me and my girl". It was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colette C
Saskatchewan, Canada
via mobile
Austere but engaging Saint Joan

This Saint Joan is set very sparely, with a minimum of stage decoration and stark, simple lighting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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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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10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 800-511-7429
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The plays we went to see were great! We saw "1837: Farmers' Revolt" and "Me and my girl". It was very interesting to see how the characters played many different roles! I recommend these two plays if you are visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Saint Joan is set very sparely, with a minimum of stage decoration and stark, simple lighting. The performances are thereby even more central than they usually are. Particularly effective are Benedict Campbell as the archbishop of Reims, Tom McCamus as the Earl of Warwick,...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I checked that I was here with Friends as there wasn't an option to say Family or Family with Grown Children. My grown daughter and I plan a Shaw Festival visit each year and are always happy when our chosen plays are at the Shaw...More

Thank Art-Fashion-Travel
Reviewed 3 days ago

People told my wife and I ahead of time when they heard we were going to Niagara Falls, you have to go to Niagara on the Lake, and you have to attend a play at the Shaw Theatre. We chose to see "Me and My...More

Thank smc2166
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw Saint Joan and it was magnificently performed by unusually talented actors. Me and my Gal was a musical, and although musicals are not my cup of tea, it was performed well with good singing and dance. Wilde Tales was next and very moving....More

1  Thank James V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been trying to see all the productions at the Shaw Festival for several years now. They have a wonderfully talented company of actors and designers. The season this year is shaping up to be one of the most exciting. Shaw's Saint Joan is not...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We and the couple who live next door have been spending three days at the Shaw for 15 years. We see four or five or six plays depending on what is being performed on the days we can attend. This year we saw Saint Joan,...More

1  Thank GrandpaPeter
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a play set in rural Ireland in the 1800s which depicts the plight of the Irish as Industrialization and the factory system wreaks havoc on the rather isolated and church dominated society of the time period. The focus is on one such family...More

Thank atdhop2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

We purchased last minute back row, top level seats and were concerned. Not to worry the sound was perfect and visibility excellent. We saw Me and My Gal. The show was fantastic. So entertaining.

Thank hellofromme123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Niagara on the Lake for the Shaw Festival. Saw Me and My Girl and two Shaw plays. What an outstanding performance! Cast and orchestra were superb. We live in NYC and go to shows very frequently. This was Broadway quality - good...More

Thank Marvin F
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Did anyone find the sound hard to hear.
29 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
Did anyone find the sound was very poor?
29 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
Is there any merchandise specific to the show Engaged available for purchase at the theatre or online? Thank you.
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.