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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.

Shaw Festival announces operating surplus at Annual General Meeting

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 6, 2015) — Earlier today, patrons, board members, staff and the public gathered at the Festival Theatre to celebrate the artistic and financial successes of the Shaw Festival’s 2014 season.

Box Office phones lines open January 10 for 2015 Shaw Festival ticket orders

- Online, fax and mail orders accepted beginning January 7 -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 5, 2015) — Shaw Festival Box Office staff will be ready to take ticket orders over the phone for the 2015 season starting Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9 a.m. Online ticket sales at shawfest.com, by fax or by mail [...]

Shaw Festival takes the drama out of holiday gift giving

- Gift of live theatre creates memories that last a lifetime –
Media Release #24

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 20, 2014) – This holiday season, treat someone special to the gift of great theatre in the heart of Niagara wine country and create unforgettable experiences in 2015.
The Shaw Festival has something for everyone on your holiday gift [...]

Shaw Festival announces principal casting for 2015 season

– New and noteworthy names, familiar faces and returning favourites seen in extraordinary roles –
Media Release #23

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 29, 2014) – The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season.

“I am very happy with our casting for the 2015 season,” said Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell. [...]