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Annual Shaw Festival Film Series Feature Cinema’s Best

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 18, 2015) – Winter is coming, but no need to hibernate. Beginning December 5, stay warm and entertained with weekly screenings of critically acclaimed films and documentaries during the Shaw Festival Film Series at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade). All profits from the Film Series benefit the Shaw Festival’s 2016 season.

Shaw Festival announces principal casting for Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell’s final season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 5, 2015) — Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell’s final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw.

Nominations for annual Gina Wilkinson Prize now being accepted

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 21, 2015) — Nominations for the fifth annual Gina Wilkinson Prize are now being accepted. Established in memory of Gina Wilkinson – a valued member of the Shaw Festival company – the annual prize pays tribute to Gina and her unyielding dedication, vision and the indomitable spirit that imbued her work and [...]

Shaw Festival announces Tim Carroll as the next Artistic Director

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 13, 2015) — Andy Pringle, Chair of the Board of Governors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Carroll as the next Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival. As Artistic Director Designate, Carroll will work with current Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell during the 2016 season to familiarize himself with the [...]

Shaw Festival announces 2016 Season

- Jackie Maxwell reveals her final season as Artistic Director –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 8, 2015) — Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 playbill. Marking the Festival’s 55th season and the end of Maxwell’s 14-year tenure, the 2016 line-up of 10 diverse productions includes works from the [...]

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s secret gardens revealed on June 6

- Annual tour gives rare view of landscape artistry, while supporting Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Fund -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2015) – Eight of the finest private gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Old Town are showcased during the 10th annual Shaw Guild’s Garden Tour on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The one-day self-guided [...]

Tim Jennings to join the Shaw Festival as Executive Director

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 7, 2015) — Andy Pringle, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Jennings as the next Executive Director of the Shaw Festival. Jennings will succeed Elaine Calder, who is retiring in September of this year.

Valerie Planche wins 2015 Gina Wilkinson Prize

- Annual prize honours a female Canadian theatre artist transitioning to directing -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 10, 2015) — The committee of the Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce the 2015 recipient of the annual prize is Valerie Planche of Calgary, Alberta. The announcement came on March 10 – Gina’s birthday.

Short-listed Gina Wilkinson Prize nominees announced

- Recipient of fourth annual prize to be announced March 10 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 3, 2015) — The committee for the fourth annual Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce the 2015 short list of nominees: Kelli Fox, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Nancy McAlear and Valerie Planche. Established in memory of director Gina Wilkinson, who was a [...]

Shaw Festival Board of Governors welcomes new members at Annual General Meeting

- Six Governors retire from binational Board –

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 6, 2015) — Board Chair Andrew M. Pringle announced the appointment of Lord Mayor Pat Darte and Arlene Carson to the Board of Governors during the Shaw Festival’s Annual General Meeting earlier today.