The Shaw Festival… The Perfect Intermission from Life!

Stephen Fry. Photo by David Cooper.

Damien Atkins. Photo by Peter Andrew Lusztyk.


Nestled in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, just a short lovely drive down the beautiful Niagara Parkway from Niagara Falls, The Shaw is one of North America’s finest cultural attractions. Each year, from April to October, The Shaw offers an eclectic array of award-winning musicals, family-friendly offerings, quirky comedies, bold dramas, sweeping classics and thrilling whodunits. Plus, during the holiday season, A Christmas Carol on stage November 14-December 23.

The Shaw Festival’s 2018 Season features 14 productions presented in the Festival’s three theatres. Highlights includes: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis – a magical, spectacular journey into Narnia (plus a pre-show workshop with an actor for the whole family!), a glamourous production of the musical Grand Hotel; The Hound of the Baskervilles – a Sherlock Holmes mystery; and Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. written by and starring the legendary Stephen Fry.



James Daly and Deborah Hay. Photo by Peter Andrew Lusztyk.

Kyler Keddy and Abby Finlayson. Photo by Peter Andrew Lusztyk.

There’s also so much beyond the stage … great workshops, reading series, seminars and backstage tours. And, Secret Theatre! Making a welcome return for a second year in a row. Surprise performances in the strangest places. Join The Shaw’s Secret Theatre Club for advance notifications of these events.

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