2017 Total Operating Budget
With a total operating budget of $30 million/year, the Shaw Festival is one of North America’s top 5 not-for-profit theatres and Canada’s second largest theatre company.
Our Revenue Sources
Earned revenue (ticket sales): 60%
Government grants: 8%
Other revenues: 2%
Attendance for the 2017 Season: approximately 250,000
65% of our audience came from Canada
34% of our audience came from the United States
1% of our audience came from overseas
Shaw Festival Company
About 500+ employees at the height of the season, including 60+ actors
856 in the Festival Theatre
306 in the Royal George Theatre
250 – 300 in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Court House Theatre – varies by season
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 contributes $200+ million to Ontario’s cultural and tourism economy, leveraging $7 in local and regional spend for every dollar spent at the theatre. Shaw Festival visitors spend over $60 million each year on regional accommodations, dining, winery visits and other tourism-related experiences.
Shaw Festival Theatre Financial Statements 2016
Shaw Festival Endowment Foundation Financial Statements 2016
Shaw Festival Theatre Financial Statements 2015
Shaw Festival Endowment Foundation Financial Statements 2015