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Click the Shaw Festival 2020 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 1%
Government Grants – Operating 8%
Government Grants – Covid-19 33%
Insurance Payments 27%
Attendance for the 2020 Season
Live attendance: 65 performances with 2460 attendees
Digital attendance: 8 performances with 76,671 attendees
100% of our live audience came from Canada
Digital audiences came from across North America and the world
In addition, over 860 Education and Outreach activities were given to approximately 56,730 attendees
The Shaw Festival is Niagara’s largest cultural charity and one Niagara’s 20 largest employers. The Shaw normally contributes $220+ million per annum 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.
Annual Operating Budget
With a total operating budget of approximately $34 million per year, the Shaw Festival is one of North America’s top five charitable theatres and Canada’s second largest theatre company. In 2020, operating revenues dropped to $24.1 million.