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Canada’s history takes to the stage at the Shaw Festival in a rollicking revival of 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt

- Classic of Canadian theatre seen for first time at the Festival -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2017) — 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt – the rebellion that helped shape this home and native land – begins previews May 7 at the Court House Theatre. Created in 1973 by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille, this ground-breaking [...]

Artistic Director Tim Carroll makes Shaw Festival debut directing Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan

- Sara Topham makes first Festival appearance as icon Joan of Arc -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 1, 2017) — When the Shaw Festival’s 2017 production of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan begins previews on May 3 at the Festival Theatre, it marks two milestones for Artistic Director Tim Carroll – a Shaw Festival directorial debut and his [...]

The head that wears the crown: The Madness of George III debuts at Shaw Festival

- Tom McCamus stars as George at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 6, 2017) — Equal parts political comedy and biographical drama, Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III explores the dangerous consequences when a king who loses control of his body, words and mind in the midst of his rule. The Madness [...]

Shaw Festival honours co-founder Calvin Rand’s legacy

- 2017 production of Saint Joan dedicated to his memory -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 5, 2017) — The Shaw Festival was saddened to learn of the passing of our Co-Founder, and Founding Board Chair, Mr. Calvin Rand of Buffalo, NY. In 1962, Mr. Rand and Brian Doherty produced four performances each of Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell and [...]

Shaw Festival Film Series showcases acclaimed Hollywood hits and engaging documentaries

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14, 2016) – The Irish musical comedy-drama Sing Street kicks off the 2017 Shaw Festival Film Series on Saturday, December 3 at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade) in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Now in its 12th year, the Film Series continues with weekly viewings of celebrated films and documentaries until Saturday, February 18. All [...]

All aboard… Shaw offers direct bus service from Toronto to the Festival Theatre

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 27, 2016) — Launching with Tim Carroll’s first season as Artistic Director, the Shaw Festival collaborates with Greyhound Lines, Inc. to offer direct bus service from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake beginning in 2017.

Shaw Festival Announces 2017 Season

- Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll shares his vision for an inaugural season that engages audiences in fresh ways -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 18, 2016) – The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company’s 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll.

Beloved family entertainer Fred Penner to perform at the Royal George Theatre

- One night only all ages show to raise funds for the Shaw Festival Syrian Refugee Project -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 3, 2016) — Revisit childhood memories and spend an evening with multiple Juno Award-winner and adored television host Fred Penner, of Fred Penner’s Place, on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. This special [...]

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd at the Shaw Festival

- The butchering barber now accepting appointments at the Festival Theatre –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 18, 2016) — Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling [...]

Black comedy The Dance of Death begins previews at The Shaw

- First August Strindberg work to be seen at the Festival in almost 30 years -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 12, 2016) — The Dance of Death, August Strindberg’s groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival’s Studio Theatre. Under the direction of acclaimed [...]