Annual Report - Shaw Festival Theatre

Patrick Galligan and Catherine McGregor backstage
Annual Report

Fast Facts

2016 Total Operating Budget
$28.9 million
Our Revenue Sources
Earned revenue (ticket sales): 61%
Fundraising: 26%
Government grants: 9%
Other revenues: 5%
Attendance for the 2016 Season: 237,471
68% of our audience came from Canada
32% of our audience came from the United States
1% of our audience came from overseas

Shaw Festival Company
About 600 employees at the height of the season, including 62 actors

1690 seats in four theatres:
856 in the Festival Theatre
327 in the Court House Theatre
313 in the Royal George Theatre
250 in the Studio Theatre

Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for students are $25 and Platinum seating on a summer weekend starts from $117. There are many ways of saving on ticket prices, from Super Sundays to preview tickets to $30 tickets for patrons under the age of 30.

Economic Impact
The Shaw Festival contributed $100 million locally and $106.6 million to Ontario’s economy. Shaw Festival visitors spent over $42.8 million on regional accommodations, dining, winery visits and other tourism-related experiences.

Shaw Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report is available here.

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