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In-Depth Experiences
Holiday Inn Trivia
Holiday Inn Trivia
When
Prior to all evening performances of Holiday Inn (excluding Nov 21, 23 & 28)
Time
6pm
Where
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Cost
$5/person

In teams of 2-8 people, test your knowledge of holiday theatre and film musicals in this 40-minute trivia challenge. Example: Which crooner sold over 100 million copies of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas? Bing Crosby. Easy, right?! Gift for the winning team.

All Together Now
All Together Now
When
Multiple dates
Time
10am
Where
Various locations
Cost
$20 with a ticket to the play / $18 for Shaw Friends

NEW! Multi-generational program! Discover, learn, and engage with our productions, casts and crew. Includes 10am backstage tour, theatre discovery session, pre-show activity and post- show chat with actors.

Prince Caspian: May 9, 30; July 10; August 19, 25; September 1
Sherlock Holmes and The Raven’s Curse: July 8, 11, 23, 31; August 7; October 4

Includes: 10am backstage tour + 11am theatre discovery session + 1pm pre-show talk + 2pm show + post-show chat with actors

Celebrating Sondheim
Celebrating Sondheim
When
July 29 & September 10
Time
10am
Where
Festival Theatre
Cost
$50 / $45 for Shaw Friends

NEW! Stephen Sondheim, composer, lyricist, is one of musical theatre’s most fiercely intelligent voices. Register now for this exclusive window into the man and his groundbreaking works. A Shaw Festival and Music Niagara event. Includes guest speakers and evening performance of Music Niagara’s “Tribute to Sondheim” featuring Brett Polegato (baritone), Julie Nesrallah (mezzo-soprano), David Curry (tenor) and Robert Kortgaard (piano) at St Mark’s Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The Art of Burlesque
The Art of Burlesque
When
June 13, August 13 & October 3
Time
10am
Where
Festival Theatre
Cost
$25 / $20 for Shaw Friends

NEW! Often subversive, political and controversial, Burlesque has origins in parody, performance art and satirical drama. How has this art form developed from the 17th century to our stage today? Find out in this two-hour interactive program!

Mystery and Mayhem
Mystery and Mayhem
When
September 19-20
Time
9am
Where
Festival Theatre
Cost
$50 / $45 for Shaw Friends

NEW! Why do stories about murder and mystery – like Assassins, Desire Under the Elms and Sherlock Holmes and The Raven’s Curse – intrigue us? Come to this “killer” weekend for a theatre exploration into the darker side of humanity! Includes morning speakers, Escape Room experience, picnic lunch (Sept 20) and parking.

Adult Acting Intensive
Adult Acting Intensive
When
July 6-10
Time
9am-4pm
Where
Festival Theatre
Cost
$495

In a supportive environment, learn voice development, movement techniques and more. This week-long, exclusive access to Shaw professional artists, coaches and teachers will give you the tools actors use to make text and characters come alive. For all experience levels and ages 18 and up.

Spring Play by Play
Spring Play by Play
When
May 27-29
Time
9am-5pm
Where
Various locations
Cost
$225 / $200 for Shaw Friends

Three days, four plays, and sessions with the creative minds who bring our plays to life. Registration includes three lunches, presentations, and parking. Cost does not include theatre tickets.

Shaw Symposium
Shaw Symposium
When
July 23-25
Time
9am
Where
Various locations
Cost
$150 / Students $95

A three-day event for anyone wishing to learn more about Bernard Shaw and Eugene O’Neill. Hosted by the Shaw Festival and the International Shaw Society focusing on The Devil’s Disciple and Desire Under the Elms. Includes reception, picnic lunch, and parking. Cost does not include theatre tickets.

Shaw Seminar
When
August 6-9
Time
9am
Where
Various locations
Cost
$350 / $325 for Shaw Friends

OUR PREMIER EXPERIENCE. Four days, seven plays, and sessions with Shaw artists, writers, and scholars to discuss your theatre experience. Includes two lunches, wine & cheese reception, guest lectures, and parking. Cost does not include theatre tickets.

Shaw Encounters
Shaw Encounters
When
Select Thursdays, April-September
Time
11am
Where
Festival Theatre library
Cost
$10 / $8 for Shaw Friends

NEW! Meet the people behind the scenes. You will learn what a bijoux artist is, how our 700+ shows are scheduled, what makes a 15-second costume change possible and more! Click LEARN MORE for guest speaker line-up.

Call 1-800-511-7429 to book.

Fall Play by Play
Fall Play by Play
When
September 30-October 2
Time
9am-5pm
Where
Various locations
Cost
$225 / $200 for Shaw Friends

Three days, four plays, and sessions with the creative minds who bring our plays to life. Registration includes three lunches, presentations and parking. Cost does not include theatre tickets.

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