Beyond the Stage
– for Members

The Shaw Festival is more than great theatre. We offer a wide variety of programs that welcome our Members into the worlds of the theatre and our plays: from scholarly discussions to hands-on workshops to guest speakers and presentations.

Tour and Tea

April 9
Open to all levels of Membership
New to The Shaw? Our first Members event of the season is especially for you! Get an insider’s view behind-the-scenes then join some of our new Ensemble Members as we sit down for tea – Alice in Wonderland style – savouring Victorian era manners and delectable scones! Complimentary.

Meet the Playwrights

June 12
Open to all levels of Membership
Meet playwrights Lisa Codrington and Peter Hinton to hear all about their playwriting process and see their plays. Includes the lunchtime performance of The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, lunch, matinee performance of Alice in Wonderland followed by dinner. $299.

Celebrating Maxwell

August 28
Open to all levels of Membership
Join Literary Manager Joanna Falck as she sits down with Jackie Maxwell for a discussion about the ups, downs and inside-outs of Jackie’s 14-year tenure as Artistic Director. The day begins with a light breakfast, followed by the discussion, then lunch, a matinee of Uncle Vanya to discuss over dinner, and finally off to see Jackie’s interpretation of Sweeney Todd. $365.

To book events, call 1.800.511.7429.
Governors Council and Premier Members call 1.800.657.1106 ext 2208.

Opening Dates

OUR TOWN – Thursday May 12
UNCLE VANYA – Friday May 13
MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION – Saturday May 14
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Saturday May 14
ENGAGED – Friday June 24
THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD – Saturday June 25
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE – Saturday June 25
“MASTER HAROLD” …AND THE BOYS – Friday July 22
THE DANCE OF DEATH – Saturday July 23
SWEENEY TODD – Saturday July 30

The Changeover

June 11
For Contributing Members and above ($400+)
Immediately following the matinee performance of A Woman of No Importance, watch as the stage is transformed from this performance to the magical set of Alice in Wonderland. Production staff will lead a discussion through the changes. Complimentary.

The Changeover

August 27
For Contributing Members and above ($400+)
Immediately following the matinee performance of Alice in Wonderland, watch as the stage is transformed from this performance to the provocative set of Sweeney Todd. Production staff will lead a discussion through the changes. Complimentary.

The Directors Project

September 24
For Governors Council ($2000+) and Business Members ($5000+)
See two one-act plays from our mandate period directed by our intern Directors. Complimentary.

Governors Council Feature Weekend

For Governors Council ($2000+)
One of the highlights for our Governors Council Members – this exclusive opportunity includes a panel discussion with our Intern Directors, workshops and dining with Ensemble members. $195.

To book events, call 1.800.511.7429.
Governors Council and Premier Members call 1.800.657.1106 ext 2208.

Members Dress Rehearsal – Alice in Wonderland

April 26
For Sustaining Members and above ($600+)

A rare opportunity to see this remarkable production before the general public. Complimentary.

Governors Council Dress Rehearsal – Engaged

June 12
For Governors Council ($2000+)

Join fellow Governors Council Members for an early glimpse of this year’s hilarious romp – Engaged. Complimentary.

To book events, call 1.800.511.7429.
Governors Council and Premier Members call 1.800.657.1106 ext 2208.

Members Post-Show Chats

Wednesdays, starting in June for all Members and Governors Council at selected Festival Theatre matinees; with members of the cast and/or creative teams. Complimentary.

Shaw Boxing Evening

Tuesday April 12
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

Shaw Shivaree

Saturday April 16
Triggs Production Center, Niagara-on-the-Lake

ShawFest! – A Toronto Salute to Jackie Maxwell

Monday April 25
Toronto

For more information please contact Jane Dagg, Director, Donor Relations at 1.800.657.1106 ext 2211.