Theatres - Shaw Festival Theatre

The Shaw Festival presents plays in three distinctive theatres.
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.

Seating layout to be determined at a later date in line with government guidelines regarding physical distancing.
Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade

856 Seats (maximum)

Times vary, for current hours check Contact Us
Parking available for a fee of $15 per performance (cash only, we do have a bank machine in the lobby if necessary). Spaces are limited in 2021 due to the Nona Macdonald Stage located in the Festival and Jackie Maxwell Studio theatre parking lot. Limited parking for people with disabilities is also available for the same fee. Additional parking is available on the streets (parking meters) and at Fort George ($).
The Festival Theatre orchestra seating is at street level. If you have mobility issues, wheelchair-accessible seating is available at the back of the orchestra and note there is a long flight of stairs leading to the front of the orchestra section. The balcony section is up three flights of stairs (a total of 40 steps) with NO ELEVATOR ACCESS. Once inside the balcony there are a few stairs down to your seat. Wheelchair-accessible washrooms are available on the street level at the Festival Theatre. 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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