Theatres - Shaw Festival Theatre

The Shaw Festival presents plays in three distinctive theatres – the Festival Theatre, the Royal George Theatre and the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre – as well as two outdoor venues, the BMO Stage and the Spiegeltent.
Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

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
85 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

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
10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

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.

10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0
BMO Stage
10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0
Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade

856 Seats (maximum)

Times vary, for current hours check contact Us
Parking available for a fee of $15 per performance - we encourage electronic payment. Parking attendant will have a handheld debit/credit terminal. Limited parking for people with disabilities is also available for the same fee. Additional parking is available on the streets (parking meters) and at Fort George ($).
  • The Festival Theatre orchestra seating is at street level. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available at the rear of the orchestra and there is a long flight of stairs leading to the front of the orchestra section.
  • Access to balcony seating is reached via three flights of stairs (a total of 40 steps) with NO ELEVATOR ACCESS. Inside the balcony there are several stairs down to your seat.
  • Wheelchair-accessible washrooms are available on the street level.
  • For special access seating, call the Box Office to book and please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance for assistance.
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