The Shaw Festival Theatre is a famous Niagara institution that offers world-class theatre in the beautiful and historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The 2019 season runs April-December, so if you’re looking for a unique cultural experience while visiting the region, make sure to book your tickets in advance for one of the theatre’s many upcoming plays. Some of the highlights of this season include Brigadoon, the Glass Menagerie, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Ladykillers, The Horse and His Boy, and Getting Married.
A special production this year features Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece Man and Superman which will include the stunning third act Don Juan in Hell. The final act is rarely performed as it takes the play to a run time of 6 hours including two intermissions and a lunch break. This incredible play has a limited run of only 17 performances and is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.
To mark the holiday’s, Shaw Festival has two special presentations planned, the beloved Dickens classic; A Christmas Carol, and Irving Berlin’s iconic musical Holiday Inn which will take the stage in November and December.
The Festival’s 2020 schedule has just been announced and will begin on April 1, 2020. Visitors can take in presentations of Gypsy, Me and My Girl, Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse, The Devil’s Disciple, Mahabharata, Assassins, Prince Caspian and several other productions.
Since 1962, people from all over the world have come to Niagara-on-the-Lake to take in the amazing theatre offered at the Shaw Festival and connect with the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries in modern and exciting productions. If you’re planning a spring or summer getaway to Niagara Falls and enjoy taking in remarkable theatre, then this is the event for you. Stay in a beautiful Fallsview room in direct view of the thundering Niagara Falls and then venture to Niagara-on-the-Lake to visit award-winning wineries, the Shaw Festival Theatre, Fort George Historic Site, and many more beautiful destinations for a perfect day in Niagara.