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Wander through Niagara-on-the-Lake’s private gardens on June 4

- Annual Shaw Guild’s Garden Tour gives public access to landscape artistry –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2016) – Stroll through the finest exclusive gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden enthusiasts are treated to the beauty of eight gardens featuring: a formal knot garden accented with beautifully [...]

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell directs Annie Baker’s fresh version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

-  Previews begin May 1 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 29, 2016) — In her final season as the Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director, Jackie Maxwell returns to Anton Chekhov, having directed Three Sisters in 2003 – her first season in the position. Maxwell’s production of popular, American playwright Annie Baker’s new version of Uncle Vanya begins previews [...]

New Adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland makes world premiere at The Shaw

-  Three years in the making, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole starting April 27 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 27, 2016) — Director Peter Hinton’s highly anticipated adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale Alice in Wonderland begins previews today at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre. This ambitious new work was written specifically for the Shaw Festival’s acting [...]

Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession continues to confront prevailing views about the #oldestprofession

-  Previews start April 21 at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 20, 2016) — Bernard Shaw’s notoriously provocative Mrs Warren’s Profession – a play once considered “unfit for women’s ears” – begins previews tomorrow in the Shaw Festival’s intimate Royal George Theatre. Dora Award-winning director Eda Holmes’ contemporary spin on this relevant classic [...]

Pulitzer Prize–winning drama Our Town opens Shaw Festival’s 2016 season

- Visits to Grover’s Corners begin April 9 at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 8, 2016) — The Shaw Festival’s 55th season begins Saturday at 2 p.m. with the first preview of Thornton Wilder’s beloved play Our Town. Molly Smith, artistic director of Washington, D.C’s Tony award-winning Arena Stage, returns to The Shaw [...]

Shaw Festival announces appointments to Board of Governors

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 5, 2016) — Three new appointments to the Shaw Festival’s Board of Governors were announced today by Chair Andrew M. Pringle during the Annual General Meeting.
Lyle Hall, Timothy R. Price and Jaime Watt are leaders in their respective industries and passionate supporters of arts and culture in Canada. As members of the [...]

Shaw Festival reports on 2015 season at Annual General Meeting

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 5, 2016) — Earlier today, the Shaw Festival presented the artistic and financial results of the 2015 season before an audience of patrons, staff, board members and the public. While celebrating an artistically exemplary season, The Shaw’s new Executive Director Tim Jennings explained the financial challenges faced in 2015 and announced a [...]

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell receives Ontario’s highest honour

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 21, 2016) — At a ceremony last evening, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell was invested into the Order of Ontario by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario. As the province’s highest official honour, the Order of Ontario recognizes individual excellence and achievement in any [...]

Shaw Festival adds 14 performances to 2016 season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 7, 2016) — Due to popular demand, the Shaw Festival is adding 14 performances to the 2016 season. Early ordering prices continue until January 31 with the newly added dates already on sale.

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.