Planning a class trip to the Shaw Festival and wondering what’s suitable for your students?
Here are our suggestions for the 2016 Season plays.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Grade 3+
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE – Grade 7+
SWEENEY TODD – Grade 9+
Court House Theatre
UNCLE VANYA – Grade 9+
“MASTER HAROLD” …AND THE BOYS – Grade 8+
THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD – Grade 9+
Royal George Theatre
OUR TOWN – Grade 6+
MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION – Grade 10+
ENGAGED – Grade 8+
THE DANCE OF DEATH – Grade 12+
Students are some of our most enthusiastic audience members and we want to ensure their visit
is memorable. To that end, please take the time to review these theatre etiquette tips with your
- Stash your coats and backpacks at Coat Check on your way into the theatre.
- Be nice to the ushers; they may be famous one day. And besides, it’s good karma!
- Text or talk to your friends pre-show or during intermission – not during the show.
- Impress everyone around you before the show by reading the house programme and saying loudly “So good to see Nicole Underhay back at The Shaw”.
- We invite you to take photos when the house lights are on – pre-show, at intermission and post-show – please share your experience using #shawfestival
- During the performance, out of respect and for the safety of our performers, there is no photography permitted and we ask that you turn off your cell phones.
- Laugh, cry, sigh – but don’t talk. You hear the actors and they hear you.
- Actors get hungry too – they will hear if you’re eating, unwrapping candy, or sharing gum. Wait until intermission or after the show to unwrap candy and merchandise.
- Love the show? Want to share with your friends? Tweet @Shawtheatre, follow shawfestival on Instagram, comment on our Facebook page or subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Tips for Teachers
- Arrive at least 20 minutes early.
- Assign one chaperone for every fifteen students.
- Remind students to use washrooms before the show and during intermission.
We want to extend our most sincere thanks to all teachers who bring their students to the Shaw
Festival, and for supporting theatre and arts education!
$25 Student Group Tickets
Student groups can book $25 tickets in any seating location at Special Matinee performances, marked SM on the calendar. Students can also see great theatre for $30 in balcony Blue seating for any Festival Theatre regularly-priced performance. Valid student ID required. Price does not include applicable taxes.
Contact our Box Office at 1.800.511.7429 to book.
Need help getting here?
School groups booking tickets to Festival Theatre productions of Alice in Wonderland, A Woman of No Importance and Sweeney Todd may receive a subsidy of $200 towards the cost of bus transportation.
Call us at 1.800.511.7429 for details.
The Bus Subsidy Program is supported by Niagara Airbus.