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Shaw Extends Contract of Artistic Director, Looks to the Future

Media Release #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 25, 2014) – The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has extended the contract of Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell through to the end of the 2016 season.
Part of a succession plan proposed by Ms. Maxwell and unanimously accepted by the Board at its March 21, [...]

2014 recipient of third annual Gina Wilkinson Prize announced

Media Release #5
- Christine Brubaker of Toronto chosen from list of 22 accomplished nominees -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 10, 2014) — The committee of the Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce that Christine Brubaker of Toronto, Ontario is this year’s prize recipient. The announcement came on March 10 — Gina’s birthday. Ms. Brubaker was [...]

Short list for the annual Gina Wilkinson Prize announced

- 2014 nominees chosen from impressive list of female theatre artists from across Canada -
Media Release #4

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 3, 2014) — The committee for the 2014 Gina Wilkinson Prize is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the third annual prize: Christine Brubaker, Charlotte Gowdy, Elizabeth Saunders and Dayna Tekatch.

Shaw Festival reports surplus for 2013 season at Annual General Meeting

- Last season’s fiscal and artistic accomplishments celebrated -
Media Release #3

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 31, 2014) — Shaw Festival Theatre Canada held its Annual General Meeting for the 2013 season on Friday, January 31, 2014 in the lobby of the Festival Theatre. Chair Andrew M. Pringle welcomed members of the Shaw Festival Board of [...]

Shaw Festival thanks retiring Board of Governors members; welcomes new ones

Media Release #2
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 31, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the appointment of four new members to its bi-national Board of Governors at its Annual General Meeting.

Phones lines open January 11 for 2014 Shaw Festival ticket orders

Media Release #1

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 2, 2013) — The phone lines will be open at the Shaw Festival starting Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9 a.m. with Box Office staff ready to take ticket orders for the 2014 season. Online ticket sales at shawfest.com, by fax or by mail begin Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Order [...]

Familiar Faces and Audience Favourites Return to The Shaw in 2014

– Key casting and creative teams for upcoming season announced –
Media Release #34

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 11, 2013) – The Shaw Festival is delighted to announce principal casting and creative team details for its 53rd season.

“This season, we are thrilled to welcome back several familiar faces not seen on the stages of The Shaw [...]

Shaw Festival ticket sales up $2 million over 2012

Media Release #33
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 6, 2013) — The Shaw Festival’s 2013 season proved a winner with audiences and critics alike, attracting 270,570 people (71% of capacity) to its 744 performances. With a season running from April 3 to November 3 and ten productions playing in four theatres, box office revenues topped $16 [...]

Nominations for third annual Gina Wilkinson Prize now being accepted

Media Release #32

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 15, 2013) – Nominations for the Gina Wilkinson Prize, named in honour of Canadian actor, playwright and director Gina Wilkinson, are now being accepted. The annual prize is intended to recognize and assist female theatre artists attempting to transition from one theatre discipline into the discipline of theatre [...]

Take a peek behind the Shaw Festival’s curtain or enjoy a musical interlude

-   Shaw Festival takes part in fourth annual Culture Days -
Media Release #31
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 26, 2013) — Experience culture during Culture Days. Pull back the curtain and discover what really takes place backstage or relax and enjoy a Sunday morning concert at the Shaw Festival. As part of the annual national celebration, The Shaw [...]