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Shaw Festival Theatre

10 Queen's Parade | Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Grand Hotel stunning performance.

Stunning performances by all account. ! We Canadians are lucky to have such a brilliant cast. My... read more

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NotlTraveller007
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Fantastic town

My husband and I enjoy going to NOTL every summer! It is a beautiful town and the Shaw Festival is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 yesterday

Stunning performances by all account. ! We Canadians are lucky to have such a brilliant cast. My favourite actor of course is Michael Therriault who’s dancing is to theatre what Glenn Gould is to music. He is an astounding, Excellent actor all around. Having said...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoy going to NOTL every summer! It is a beautiful town and the Shaw Festival is always amazing. This year we saw all three of Stephen Fry’s Mthos!!! He was amazing. We also rented bikes for the day and rode around...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Shaw Festival has been touted by a NYTimes theatre critic as the best repertory company in North America. The new Artistic Director Tim Carroll has planned an exciting and varied playbill this year. You don't have to have children with you to enjoy the...More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello denaanddave2017! Our playbill this season is quite diverse and it gives me great joy to hear that you saw two very different productions and loved them equally as much. A visit to the theatre is thrilling but, you're right, adding on a backstage tour...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

OK! Mythos and Stephen Fry were amazing and great value for the money. It was a very "heroic" performance by Stephen and one that we will remember for a long time to come. It is amazing how quickly a few hours can go by when...More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello MelOshawa! I am beyond thrilled to hear that Mythos exceeded your expectations and that you were able to take in the day on the Theatre grounds. The weekends in Niagara-on-the-Lake can be quite busy due to the sheer amount of people driving in, but...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would be remissed if I didn't share my experience at the Shaw theatre. My wife and I were in beautiful Niagara on the Lake for our one year anniversary this past weekend. I purchased tickets for $120/each to see a play, which we do...More

Thank Vince S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I are very experienced with attending and thoroughly enjoying all that the Shaw Festival Theatre has to offer. Again this year, we have pre-bought the entire offerings. We have never regretted doing so.More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 75robertw! Wow! The entire season is at your disposal, that truly is incredible. Thank you for sharing your kind words with us, it makes our day to hear that we'll be able to see you at least 12 times this season. Please be sure...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent over 9 hours in this theatre this weekend enjoying Stephen Fry’s Mythos trilogy. The seats were relatively comfortable and easy to get into and out of. Sight lines were really good where we were but I’d avoid the 5 or 6 seats closest...More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello BazRasty! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience about Mythos and our theatre. I was lucky enough to see them all as well, and I have to agree that it was a brilliant nine hours! Thank you for letting us know about...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went to the Shaw Festival Theatre on Tuesday for the 2 p.m. one-man show of "Mythos" starring Stephen Fry. We remember Stephen Fry from Jeeves and Wooster (British Comedy) and his many other roles through the years. We only saw "Heroes"...More

Thank EbMnWS17
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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello EbMnWS17! I felt the same way about Greek Mythology in high school... Imagine if Stephen was a teacher? It would be marvellous. His ability to captivate the audience was something I still am in awe of. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Purchased all 3 Plays of Mythos : Trilogy performed by the most entertaining and interesting Stephen Fry last winter. My husband and I recently saw ‘Gods’ at an evening performance at Shawfest. The following day we attended a matinee to see ‘Heroes’. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit at least once a year and have rarely been disappointed with the theatre productions that we have seen. This year we booked 3 plays and have seen one so far, "The Orchard (after Chekhov)", a fine Canadian play loosely based on The Cherry...More

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Mark K, Social Media Coordinator at Shaw Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey TorontoTravller506! Thank you for leaving your kind words and for visiting us every year, it warms my theatre loving heart. I'm thrilled to hear you loved The Orchard and am excited for you to see the other two productions you have booked. Can't wait...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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Barbara G
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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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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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