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Shaw Festival Takes Part in Annual Cross-Canada Culture Days

- Participants can take a peek behind the Shaw Festival’s curtain or enjoy a live musical interlude -

Media Release #20

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 23, 2014) — Celebrate arts and culture with a visit to the Shaw Festival during the fifth annual Culture Days celebrations. As part of the annual national celebration, The Shaw presents the Shaw Festival Backstage Tour, a one-hour tour through the Festival Theatre on September 26 and 27, as well as a morning Coffee Concert performed by members of the Festival’s Orchestra on September 28.

Culture Days at the Shaw Festival:

  • Shaw Festival Backstage Tour: September 26 and 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The hour-long complimentary guided backstage tour of the Festival Theatre explores the costume workshop, the dressing rooms and the rehearsal halls. The tour involves some stairs; please call the Box Office if an accessible version of the tour is required. Pre-booking a space on the tour is recommended.
  • Coffee Concert: September 28, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Festival Theatre lobby. A 45-minute concert performed Sunday morning by members of the Shaw Festival’s Orchestra. By donation.

For more information, please visit www.shawfest.com or contact the Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 (local 905-468-2172) to reserve a space on the tour. For a full listing of Culture Days events in the Niagara area and across Canada, please visit www.culturedays.ca.

The Shaw’s Coffee Concerts are sponsored by OLG.

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About Culture Days

Culture Days is a collaborative Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Culture Days was inspired by Quebec’s annual Journées de la culture, founded in 1997 and the success of Alberta Arts Days (now Alberta Culture Days), founded in 2008. The 2014 Culture Days Weekend will take place September 26, 27 and 28 across Canada.

About the Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw’s provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.

For more information, or to acquire images, members of the media may contact:

Odette Yazbeck
Public Relations Director
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222
odette@shawfest.com

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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