What to do in
Once you’ve made plans to attend the Shaw Festival Theatre, you will find hundreds of reasons to linger … so here’s a little help in planning your Niagara-on-the-Lake vacation. Just 25 minutes outside Niagara Falls, Ontario, we are situated in one of the most naturally beautiful destinations in North America. And there is a surprising array of Niagara things to do.
From May 12 to August 31, 7:30pm. On the Members Terrace at the Festival Theatre, a company member introduces that evening’s play. For all performances except those marked P or O. No Charge
Tuesday evenings after the performances (except those marked P or O)
In all four theatres, audience members can remain seated in the theatre for an informal question-and-answer session with members of the company. No Charge
Continue the Conversation
Major Barbara | June 28, July 11, 24
Arcadia | August 1, 10, 27. A good Shavian play provokes questions, insights and discussion. Following select matinees of Major Barbara or Arcadia, meet for a moderated discussion about the production. No Charge. Cash Bar. Book in advance. Limited availability.
May 26, June 30, August 18, September 29 | 11am. A Sunday morning concert performed by members of the Shaw Festival’s Orchestra (and special guests) at the Festival. Approximately 45 minutes. By donation.
April and May: Saturday and Sunday | 11am.
June – October: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday | 11am. Here’s your chance to peek behind the curtain. An hour-long tour of the Festival Theatre reveals the secrets that bring our work to the stage. Explore our costume workshop, dressing rooms, rehearsal halls, and trap room. Book tickets in advance through the Box Office or, if available, just prior to the tour.$10; $5 with a ticket to a performance.
Family Backstage Tours
July and August: Saturday and Sunday | 10am. An entertaining guided tour of the Festival Theatre incorporating games and activities for kids. Book tickets 48 hours in advance through the Box Office. $5 per person.