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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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Grand Hotel

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Mythos, a Unique Experience

Enjoyed the Mythos trilogy starring Stephen Fry. The one man shows were well crafted and delivered... 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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10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed today

I see any form of art, including performing arts, as a way of emotional and mental transformation. One mental/emotional state that I do not want to experience while watching a play is boredom and indifference. Unfortunately, this was the case for Grand Hotel at Shaw....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed the Mythos trilogy starring Stephen Fry. The one man shows were well crafted and delivered with humour. While at times easy to lose track of all the characters Fry has a way to bring you back to the key story. A unique and creative...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately, the air conditioning in the Festival Theatré is lacking. It was so hot, I fell asleep with sweat dripping off me and missed most of the shows!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All productions are excellent. We just saw Stephen Fry doing his Mythos trilogy. Beautiful theatres and wonderful evenings.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I celebrated our 52nd anniversary at The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This was our fourth visit there. The shows they produce are top-notch: the actors, directors, set designers and decor are all perfect! We go to theater all the time; this venue...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My son and I took in the Grand Hotel performance and both thoroughly enjoyed the show. The music and singing was well done and the actors looked to be a great fit for their roles. It was a brutally hot and humid day and thankfully...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We are fortunate to have the Shaw Theatre just a short drive away... recently saw grand Hotel.. fabulous! great acting, singing... sets were imaginative.. a wonderful evening of song and dance...highly recommend Shaw Theatre and Grand Hotel..

Thank SANDRA B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We saw two wonderful plays at the 2018 Shaw Festival: : Stage Kiss”and “Grand Hotel”. Each play was professionally done. The comedy featured great timing and clever staging at the Royal George. The musical included a 14 piece orchestra, gorgeous costumes and enchanting dancing at...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been patrons and members of the Shaw Festival for over 25 years and always find very good reasons to return. Most recently, MYTHOS starring Stephen Fry in his self-written, one-man show performed over three nights. Probably the best 7 plus hours of theatre we've...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the Shaw festival and saw an absolutely wonderful play, “The Grand Hotel”. Acting was superb, theatre was terrific, and it was one of those performances that make you love theatre. One of the best plays we have seen in a long time....More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello HappyTravelersJD, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Grand Hotel! While you may not have enjoyed The Baroness and the Pig, I do hope you found some tidbit of new information or something that made...More

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Lamokagirl
27 April 2018|
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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
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Barbara G
15 September 2017|
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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
29 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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