Our Theatres

The Shaw Festival presents plays in four distinctive theatres: the Festival Theatre – The Shaw’s flagship theatre, the historic Court House Theatre where The Shaw first began performing, the Royal George Theatre, modeled after an Edwardian opera house and the Studio Theatre, the home of our contemporary Shavians in our 175-seat most intimate space. All theatres are within a short walking distance of each other.


Theatres at The Shaw in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Court House Theatre

26 Queen St.

A national historic site dating from the 1840s, the Court House is where the Shaw Festival began in 1962. The building’s upper level combines an intimate 327-seat auditorium with a thrust stage.

For Court House seating chart with seat numbers, click here.

PLEASE NOTE the elevator to the second floor of the Court House, which is owned and operated by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and where The Shaw’s Court House Theatre is located, is out of commission until the end of the season at which point it will undergo repair. We regret the inconvenience.