Services for the Media

Information about the Shaw Festival
Information available to the media includes brochures, backgrounders and biographies of Ensemble members. House programmes, annual reports, member newsletters, media releases and hard-copy media kits are also available upon request.

Information about the Niagara Region
The Shaw Festival is located in the Heritage District of Niagara-on-the-Lake and 20 minutes down river from the thunder of Niagara Falls. In between, there are a myriad of wineries, restaurants, spas and other attractions to satisfy every kind of traveler. Contact us, or the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce at 905-468-1950, for more information and story ideas.

Production Footage
Broadcast-quality footage featuring a selection of the Shaw Festival’s current productions will be available prior to their opening performances.

Production & Ensemble Images
Our digital image bank contains 300dpi photographs of Ensemble members and productions. The site also features photographs of our theatres, Bernard Shaw, and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo captions and credits are provided on the site. The site is updated as images become available.

To receive login information, contact:
Laura Hughes
Senior Communications Manager
1.800.657.1106 ext 2222

On the home page of our secure image site, instructions are provided for downloading images. Please contact us if you have any difficulties with downloading or if you require additional images.

Interviews with Shaw Festival administrative and creative staff can be conducted in person, at The Shaw, in studio or over the phone. We also have an active DSBN line available for live radio broadcasts from The Shaw.

Itinerary Planning
Working on a travel story? In conjunction with Ontario Tourism, the Canadian Tourism Commission, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and other partners, we can help plan your trip.

Mailing List
The Public Relations department distributes media releases and other information primarily by e-mail. Our season handbook is sent by regular post. Contact us to ensure we have both your email and postal addresses so we can stay in touch throughout the season.

Photo Shoots
Photo shoots of Ensemble members can be arranged for those media outlets that prefer to supply their own images.

Special Event Access
Is The Shaw holding an event you’d like to cover? Contact us for media credentials.

Theatre Tickets
Please refer to our season handbook or click here for a complete schedule of performances. Please note that dates closely following opening nights have the best availability and that preview performances are not available for reviewing. Tickets are for media only and are non-transferable. As the season progresses, the availability of media tickets is often reduced.

Please send a copy of all published articles, particularly if you are working for an alternative or international media outlet, to The Shaw’s Public Relations department to facilitate media tickets for the next season.

Tours of any of The Shaw’s facilities are available with advance notice.

For more information or to request any of the above services, members of the media may contact:

Laura Hughes
Senior Communications Manager
905.468.2153 or
1.800.657.1106 ext 2222

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
905.468.2153 ext 2224
or 1.800.657.1106