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Click the Shaw Festival 2019 Annual Report below to launch it full-screen. If you have any difficulties loading the report or would like your own copy, you may download the PDF.
Our Revenue Sources
Earned revenue (ticket sales): 62%
Government grants: 7%
Other revenues: 5%
Attendance for the 2019 Season: approximately 267,000
70% of our audience came from Canada
29% of our audience came from the United States
1% of our audience came from overseas
Shaw Festival Company
550+ Full-time employees at the height of the season, including 80+ Ensemble members
856 in the Festival Theatre
305 in the Royal George Theatre
304 in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Ticket prices for students are $25 and Platinum seating on a summer weekend starts from $117. There are many ways of saving on ticket prices, from Super Sundays to preview tickets to $30 tickets for patrons under the age of 30.
The Shaw Festival is Niagara’s largest cultural charity and one Niagara’s 20 largest employers. The Shaw annually contributes $220+ million to Ontario’s cultural and tourism economy, leveraging $7+ in local and regional spend for every dollar spent at the theatre. Shaw Festival patrons visit the area for several days (on average), spending significantly on local accommodations, dining, winery visits, retail and other tourism-related experiences.
2019 Total Operating Budget
With a total operating budget of $34.1 million/year, the Shaw Festival is one of North America’s top five not-for-profit theatres and Canada’s second largest theatre company.