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Shaw Festival Theatre

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Very nice boutique type hotel close to every! Restaurant is excellent. Great for walking around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sharonkE3718PP
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Hamburg, New York
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Always a joy!

I see several plays at the Shaw every year and have never been disappointed; it’s brilliant theatre... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Ohio_voyageur
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice boutique type hotel close to every! Restaurant is excellent. Great for walking around town.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

I see several plays at the Shaw every year and have never been disappointed; it’s brilliant theatre brilliantly done

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ohio_voyageur
Alyssa L, Digital Engagement Specialist at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ohio_voyageur, Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review. Hope to see you this season! Best, Alyssa

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We went to see this at Shaw. It was a good interpretation of the original but took a few liberties when it veered off course a few times. The set was sparse but well used. We did enjoy it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Had the chance to see A Christmas Carol at the Royal George Theatre a few days before Christmas and it was absolutely delightful! The whole cast was fantastic and the production of bringing the ghosts to life was amazing. Having this play at the Royal...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

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
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ShawFestival, Alyssa L. - Digital Engagement Specialist at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

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 20 November 2018

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 30 November 2018

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

Reviewed 13 November 2018

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 30 November 2018

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
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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

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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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