Plan Your Visit - Shaw Festival Theatre

Planning your Visit
Plan
Your Visit
Make your dramatic getaway. World-renowned theatre at The Shaw
— plus lush vineyards, local delicacies, and fabulous hotels and B&Bs.
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How to Buy

Buy tickets online, or call the box office at 1.800.511-7249. Want a deal?
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Kyle Blair backstage
Ticket & Seating Info

Find our box office, ticket pricing, seating charts/levels, policies and FAQs, and free perks that may be included in your tickets.

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Jennifer Dzialoszynski backstage
Ways to Save

Senior discounts, special pricing for people under 30, Shaw Festival passes and more: it's easy to save.

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Group Sales

Coming as a tour group or school group? Take advantage of our group pricing, plus special immersive experiences at The Shaw.

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Visiting The Shaw
Learn about our theatres, our accessibility to visitors with disabilities or other needs, and how to get here.
Theatres
Explore our four beautiful theatres:
the Festival Theatre, the Court House
Theatre, the Royal George Theatre,
and the Maxwell Studio Theatre.
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Accessibility
Learn accessibility and mobility-related
information about each of our theatres,
Special Access Seating, assistive listening
devices, and ASL interpretation.
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Court House Theatre
Court House Theatre, Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

Located right on Queen Street amidst the shops, parks and historic town centre sits the Court House Theatre, 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 and also features a convenient bar where you can pre-order your drink for intermission.

Festival Theatre
Shaw Festival Theatre, Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

The Festival Theatre is The Shaw’s flagship theatre. This beautiful proscenium-arch theatre, lined with British Columbia cedar, seats 856, and features a Café and The Shawp, a retail shop featuring theatre memorabilia and the work of theatre and Niagara artisans. Enjoy your lunch or dinner or even just a light snack on our beautiful outdoor patio, with indoor seating also available. Pre-show and at intermission, sit under the wisteria and take in the peaceful grounds and reflecting pond, wander to our secret garden or shop for theatre souvenirs to bring home.

Royal George Theatre
Royal George Theatre, Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

This 313-seat theatre – right in the heart of the old town – was built as a vaudeville house to entertain the troops stationed in Niagara-on-the-Lake during World War I. The Royal George presents a modest exterior, but inside it’s all Edwardian gilt mouldings, red walls and golden lions! Enjoy the atmospheric basement bar and lounge lined with black and white photographs from past productions.

Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
101 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

The Studio Theatre is a 194-seat theatre located in the Shaw Festival’s Production Centre (same location as the Festival Theatre). To access the theatre, use the Production Centre entrance – the furthest set of doors adjacent to our driveway. The Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre offers an intimate theatre experience and shares an outdoor patio with the Festival Theatre which overlooks beautiful gardens and grounds which are ideal for a stroll. You can pre-order your drink for intermission and it will be waiting for you, giving you more time to enjoy our serene and stunning surroundings.

Around Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Niagara-on-the-Lake between plays. There’s tons to do (and eat, and drink), plus fabulous hotels if you can’t bear to leave.
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Shaw on a Budget

Ready for a thrilling Shaw getaway … but want to stretch your dollar further? Learn about senior and Under 30 discounts, play passes, and free (or almost free) ways to explore.

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Accommodations

Stay overnight to see more of The Shaw. Niagara-on-the-Lake is filled with gems: from quaint bed & breakfasts to upscale, historic hotels and resorts. Find the perfect place to rest your head.

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Eating, Drinking & Shopping

Once you’ve come to The Shaw, you’ll find hundreds of reasons to linger. Explore local dining experiences, vineyards (wine tasting, anyone?), activities, great places to shop, and more.

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Explore the Region

Turn your Shaw Festival experience into a road trip for the day, weekend, or whole week! Our friends at Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls Tourism, Tourism St Catharines, and Visit Niagara Canada can help you find the best hotspots and hidden gems.

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