Reading Series

Actors and words – intimate and immediate. In our Reading Series, our brilliant Ensemble members take you back to the basics, allowing your imagination to soar as they speak. Read more here.


May We Introduce You to … GB Shaw!

May 27, June 18, August 20, September 10 | 11am
The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the works of Bernard Shaw. But just who was Bernard Shaw? Join Jim Mezon, one of the foremost Shavian actors in North America to learn about Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival’s namesake and playwright who became a legend through his prolific writings, his sensational political views, and his unique way of life. $20/person.

How Did You Do That?!

May 27 – August 26
Following Friday matinees of Alice in Wonderland, join us for a chat with a member of the creative team. Learn how the stage magic comes together to tell a story. Complimentary.

Continue the Conversation

Long after the curtain falls, Shaw audience members continue to talk about the intellectual and emotional meanings of the play. Why not join us to continue the conversation? Following select matinees of Mrs Warren’s Profession, A Woman of No Importance and “Master Harold” …and the Boys, meet with fellow patrons for a moderated discussion. Complimentary.

MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION I May 31, June 21, July 13, August 17, September 15
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE I July 15, 27, August 11, September 9, October 5
“MASTER HAROLD” …AND THE BOYS I July 28, August 18, 31

Sondheim Songs and Stories

August 17, 25 | 11am
Stephen Sondheim – composer, lyricist, musical theatre’s most fiercely intelligent voice. Join Paul Sportelli, Shaw Music Director, to learn about the man and his groundbreaking songs. $20/person.

Coffee Concerts

June 5, August 7, September 11 | 10:30am NEW TIME!
A Sunday morning concert performed by members of the Shaw Festival’s Orchestra at the Festival Theatre. By donation.

Book a Shaw event (or seminar or workshop) at 1.800.511.7429.