Theatres - Shaw Festival Theatre

Theatres
The Shaw Festival presents plays in four distinctive theatres.
Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

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.

Court House Theatre
26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

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.

Royal George Theatre
85 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

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
10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

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.

All theatres are within a short walking distance of each other.
Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade
SEATS
BOX OFFICE
Mon-Sat, 9am to 5pm
PARKING
Parking is available at the Festival Theatre for a fee of $15 per performance (cash only, we do have a bank machine in the lobby if necessary). Limited parking for people with disabilities is also available for the same fee.
ACCESSIBILITY
The Festival Theatre orchestra seating is at street level. If you have mobility issues, wheelchair-accessible seating is available at the back of the orchestra and note there is a long flight of stairs leading to the front of the orchestra section. The balcony section is up three flights of stairs (a total of 40 steps) with NO ELEVATOR ACCESS. Once inside the balcony there are a few stairs down to your seat. Wheelchair-accessible washrooms are available on the street level at the Festival Theatre. For special access seating, call the Box Office to book and please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance for assistance.
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