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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.

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 [...]