Plan Your Visit - Shaw Festival Theatre

Plan Your Visit
Make your dramatic getaway. World-renowned theatre at The Shaw
— plus lush vineyards, local delicacies, and fabulous hotels and B&Bs.
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Buy tickets online, or call the box office at 1-800-511-7429. Want a deal?
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Ticket & Seating Info

Find our box office, ticket pricing, seating charts, policies and FAQs.

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Ways to Save

Senior discounts, special pricing for people under 30, Shaw Festival passes and more: it's easy to save.

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Duty of Care

During your visit to the theatre, your well-being is top of mind. Learn more about The Shaw's health and safety measures.

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Visiting The Shaw
Learn about our theatres, our accessibility to visitors with disabilities or other needs, and how to get here.
Explore our beautiful theatres - the Festival Theatre, the Royal George Theatre, and the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre ... and our new outdoor stage on the Festival grounds.
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Learn accessibility and mobility-related information about each of our theatres, Special Access Seating, assistive listening devices, and closed captioning.
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Festival Theatre
Shaw Festival Theatre, Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

The Festival Theatre is The Shaw’s flagship theatre. This beautiful proscenium-arch theatre, lined with British Columbia cedar, seats 856, and features a Café and The Shawp, a retail shop featuring theatre memorabilia and the work of theatre and Niagara artisans. Enjoy your lunch or dinner or even just a light snack on our beautiful outdoor patio, with indoor seating also available. Pre-show and at intermission, sit under the wisteria and take in the peaceful grounds and reflecting pond, wander to our secret garden or shop for theatre souvenirs to bring home.

Royal George Theatre
Royal George Theatre, Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

This 305-seat theatre – right in the heart of the old town – was built as a vaudeville house to entertain the troops stationed in Niagara-on-the-Lake during World War I. The Royal George presents a modest exterior, but inside it’s all Edwardian gilt mouldings, red walls and golden lions! Enjoy the atmospheric basement bar and lounge lined with black and white photographs from past productions.

Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
101 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

The Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre is a 267-seat theatre located in the Shaw Festival’s Production Centre (same location as the Festival Theatre).

To access the theatre, use the Production Centre entrance – the furthest set of doors adjacent to our driveway. The Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre offers an intimate theatre experience and shares an outdoor patio with the Festival Theatre which overlooks beautiful gardens and grounds which are ideal for a stroll. You can pre-order your drink for intermission and it will be waiting for you, giving you more time to enjoy our serene and stunning surroundings.

BMO Stage
10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

Around Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Niagara-on-the-Lake between plays. There’s tons to do (and eat, and drink), plus fabulous hotels if you can’t bear to leave.
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Shaw & Niagara on a Budget

Ready for a thrilling Shaw getaway … but want to stretch your dollar further? Learn about senior and Under 30 discounts, play passes, and free (or almost free) ways to explore.

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Stay overnight to see more of The Shaw. Niagara-on-the-Lake is filled with gems: from quaint bed & breakfasts to upscale, historic hotels and resorts. Find the perfect place to rest your head.

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Eating, Drinking & Shopping – all the fun things in life!

Once you’ve come to The Shaw, you’ll find hundreds of reasons to linger. Explore local dining experiences, vineyards (wine tasting, anyone?), activities, great places to shop, and more.

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Explore the Region

Turn your Shaw Festival experience into a road trip for the day, weekend, or whole week! Our friends at Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls Tourism, Tourism St Catharines, and Visit Niagara Canada can help you find the best hotspots and hidden gems.

Duty of Care
During your visit to the theatre,
your well-being is top of mind.
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Multi-play Packages
Book 3+ shows, SAVE 15%
Book 5+ shows, SAVE 20%
Book 8+ shows, SAVE 25%
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Gift Certificates
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