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Shaw Festival Theatre

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Address: 10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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09:00 - 20:00
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The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara...

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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A superb performance of Me and My Girl.

A must see this season for Me and My Girl at Shaw Theatre. Entertaining, funny, light-hearted and an overall great musical. You will leave the theatre wanting to do the "Lambeth... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see this season for Me and My Girl at Shaw Theatre. Entertaining, funny, light-hearted and an overall great musical. You will leave the theatre wanting to do the "Lambeth Walk"

Thank Kirby D
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

NOTL is a beautiful spot at the confluence of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. There are four theaters running, with plays and musicals in rotating repertory. Some of the productions are excellent, some merely good. The theater sight lines are good, snacks, drinks and little meals available though not all are handicapped accessible.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw Farmer's Revolt play. It is unlike other Shaw plays in that the content is very Canadian. It is rather serious in that it's based on historical facts and is also political. It was played at the Court House Theatre which is an intimate theatre and all seats are good snd close to the stage. Free parking after 8... More 

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been seeing plays at the Shaw Festival for 15 years, and the 7 1/2 hour drive is more than worth it. This year's choice was Dancing at Lughnasa, a play that I had seen once many years ago. The Shaw's production was superb. From the set to the timing to the actors, everything worked so well. I'll be... More 

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Excellent is the word to describe this theatre showing the fantastically brilliant "Me and My Girl". A heart-warming enchanting tale of an earl & a poor girl. Good production & mesmerising tap-dancing.made for a great afternoon of a good 2 1/2 hours. The hall itself is favullous. Well worth the trouble of going there from Toronto

Thank Sayeedac1
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Lively Arts group made the trek down to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see "Me and My Girl". Driving there from Toronto it was raining, which didn't put me in the best mood; but once we got into the festival theatre and heard all that toe tapping music I knew it was worth the effort. The performance got a standing ovation, which... More 

Thank Cathy S
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every cast member did their part to make this musical a winner. The tap dancing was very enjoyable and the " over the top " carrying on fitted the musical perfectly. I think the audience would have enjoyed the chance to "do the Lambeth Walk" with the cast. For a delightfully entertaining evening, make sure you see Me and My... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a terrific afternoon at the Shaw Festival seeing "The Madness of King George". A beautiful production that was accessible and well staged. Tremendous leads and cast. Sit on stage if you can!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An elegant unique venue staffed by friendly professionals. The grounds are centered in Town so you have a lot to do before and after the show. The show's are always world class A+

Thank skaszab2016
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little vaudeville, a little slapstick comedy, but all wonderful and entertaining. This musical shows it's age, but all for the better. I thoroughly enjoyed this production and the wonderful cast who performed it. It's all fun and engaging from start to finish. This is a hit that's worth the drive from Toronto or wherever. It's nice to see the... More 

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