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Shaw Festival Film Series showcases acclaimed Hollywood hits and engaging documentaries

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14, 2016) – The Irish musical comedy-drama Sing Street kicks off the 2017 Shaw Festival Film Series on Saturday, December 3 at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade) in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Now in its 12th year, the Film Series continues with weekly viewings of celebrated films and documentaries until Saturday, February 18. All [...]

Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces casting for his first season at the Shaw Festival

- Tickets go on sale to Shaw Friends November 5 and the public December 3 -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 3, 2016) — The Shaw Festival proudly announces casting for Artistic Director Tim Carroll’s first season. The Shaw’s 2017 ensemble is a mix of new faces and Festival favourites – each actor ready to entertain and excite audiences in [...]

All aboard… Shaw offers direct bus service from Toronto to the Festival Theatre

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 27, 2016) — Launching with Tim Carroll’s first season as Artistic Director, the Shaw Festival collaborates with Greyhound Lines, Inc. to offer direct bus service from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake beginning in 2017.

Shaw Festival Announces 2017 Season

- Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll shares his vision for an inaugural season that engages audiences in fresh ways -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 18, 2016) – The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company’s 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll.

Beloved family entertainer Fred Penner to perform at the Royal George Theatre

- One night only all ages show to raise funds for the Shaw Festival Syrian Refugee Project -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 3, 2016) — Revisit childhood memories and spend an evening with multiple Juno Award-winner and adored television host Fred Penner, of Fred Penner’s Place, on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. This special [...]

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd at the Shaw Festival

- The butchering barber now accepting appointments at the Festival Theatre –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 18, 2016) — Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling [...]

Black comedy The Dance of Death begins previews at The Shaw

- First August Strindberg work to be seen at the Festival in almost 30 years -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 12, 2016) — The Dance of Death, August Strindberg’s groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival’s Studio Theatre. Under the direction of acclaimed [...]

Seminal South African playwright debuts at the Shaw Festival

-  Athol Fugard work begins previews June 30 –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 29, 2016) — “Master Harold”…and the Boys, one of Athol Fugard’s most powerful plays, previews at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre on June 30. Fueled by the South African playwright’s recollections of his youth, this incendiary play lights a fuse that ultimately explodes, addressing [...]

Shaw Festival extends 2016 season with seven performances

- Plus a new block of tickets on sale for The Dance of Death -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 22, 2016) — Both Engaged and A Woman of No Importance have been delighting preview audiences in advance of their openings this weekend. Having already extended both productions earlier this year, the Shaw Festival continues to respond [...]

W.S. Gilbert’s feisty and hilarious Engaged begins previews

- Satirical look at love, marriage and money inspired comedies of Shaw, Wilde and Coward –

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 14, 2016) — Curated from deep in the heart of the Shaw Festival’s mandate period, Engaged is a hilarious romp through the Scottish countryside where love triangles abound. Written by W.S. Gilbert before his renowned partnership [...]