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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 [...]

2013 Gina Wilkinson Prize recipient announced

Media Release #8

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, March 11, 2013 . . . The Gina Wilkinson Prize Committee is pleased to announce that Krista Jackson of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been awarded the second annual Gina Wilkinson Prize. Ms. Jackson was chosen from a list of 19 nominees from across Canada. The recipient was chosen on March 10th [...]

J.M. Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton begins previews today at The Shaw

“There must always, my lady, be one to command and others to obey” 
Media Release #20
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 22, 2011… J.M. Barrie’s fantastical fable, The Admirable Crichton, begins previews today at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre.

Festival Film Series: new film confirmed and a change in documentary schedule

Award-winning “The Kids Are Alright” confirmed and new date for doc “The Inside Job” 
Media Bulletin #1
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, February 7, 2011. . . . The most talked about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, winner of two Golden Globes and Oscar nominee for Best Picture, The Kids Are All Right, will be screened at the [...]

Advance ticket sales for the Shaw Festival’s 2011 season hit $1 million as 49th season comes to an end

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 17, 2010 . . . Excitement and enthusiasm for the Shaw Festival’s upcoming golden 50th season has been building exponentially since final details of the coming season were disclosed at The Shaw’s 2011 season launch in Toronto last week. A strong response to the entire playbill has resulted in ticket [...]

The Shaw Festival announces three-season sponsorship with Visa Infinite

Visa Infinite becomes the official payment card of the Shaw Festival’s 2011-2013 seasons
Media Release #28
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 11, 2010 . . . The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce a three-season sponsorship designating Visa Infinite as the official payment card at the Shaw Festival.
“This is an exciting time for everyone associated with The Shaw [...]

Shaw Festival Announces 2011 Principal Casting and Creative Teams

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 10, 2010 … Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell proudly announced today the casting and creative teams for the Shaw Festival’s 50th season. This milestone season will run from April 7 to October 30 on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages and will feature a dazzling array of theatre. See Shaw re-envisioned by both [...]

Delightful Harvey Disappearing in Two Weeks

Media Release #26
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 3, 2010…Harvey, the whimsical theatrical gem that has delighted sold-out audiences since previewing in April, will continue to enchant audiences at the Royal George Theatre until November 14 . Don’t miss the Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize-winning play about mild-mannered eccentric Elwood Dowd and his best friend Harvey that’s been a [...]

The Shaw Festival to host Amnesty’s Festival for Freedom Concert to Demand Dignity

Bulletin #7
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 29, 2010 . . . Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival’s namesake, once wrote: “the greatest of our evils, and the worst of our crimes is poverty”, and so on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8 p.m. at the Royal George Theatre, the Shaw Festival will proudly present the 22nd Annual Festival [...]

The Shaw Festival announces 50th Season Playbill

2011 season celebrates Festival’s past and future
 Media Release #25
My roots are in the past: my hopes are in the future.” ~ Bernard Shaw
Welcome to the Shaw Festival’s 50th season — one which celebrates the past, while looking enthusiastically forward. As explained by Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, “This milestone season gives us an opportunity to honour [...]