The Shaw Festival: What Fall Has In Store

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*Pictured Above: Cabaret*

The Shaw Festival is now in its 53rd season this year, and just like our wine, it’s another feature to the beautiful and historic Niagara-on-the-Lake that makes us unique to Ontario.

Cabaret Trailor:

Carried through into the Fall season, the Shaw Festival presents 10 plays in four theatres until October 26. The Festival Theatre will stage three stunning productions, all definite “must-sees”. The celebrated Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret” is the talk of the town with its stunning visuals and costumes. A classical romantic comedy, “The Philadelphia Story” enjoyed a great turn on Broadway before becoming an Oscar-winning film. Looking for something a little more daring a risqué? Watch”The Philanderer”, a comedy about love and sex.

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At the Court House Theatre, find out what charity really means with the comedy “The Charity that Began at Home”. Or take in performances such as “The Sea”, a play that mixes both comedy and politics about a man lost at sea after a boating accident during a storm. “Arms and the Man” is a love story of two soldiers vying for the affection of one girl. Sharing the Royal George stage is “When We Are Married”, a comedy about marriage, and “Juno and the Paycock“, a play that mixes humour, drama and politics about a family torn apart after the Irish Civil War. “The Mountaintop” is about a fictional meeting between Martin Luther King Jr. and a maid at the Lorraine Motel. Winner of the Oliver Away for best new play, “The Mountaintop” is on stage at the Studio Theatre.

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Entertaining, dynamic and a whole lot of fun, consider a Shaw Festival Day Package for tour groups. A “group” consists of 15 people or more, and is a unique way to experience a couple of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest dining, winery and attractions options:
Sumptuously Shaw Package:
*Lunch from $80, Dinner from $111

  • Lunch or dinner at the Pillar and Post, Queen’s Landing or the
    Prince of Wales Hotel
  • Shaw Festival performance

To book your lunch or dinner contact Amanda Hansen at 905.468.1362 ext 8121
or [email protected]

Celebrate Wine Country:
*Lunch from $105, Dinner from $126

  • Guided winery tour and icewine tasting
  • Lunch or dinner at Trius Winery Restaurant or Peller Estates Winery Restaurant
    with a glass of premium VQA wine
  • Shaw Festival performance

To book your lunch or dinner contact Hospitality Sales at 905.468.4929

Windows on the Green:

*Lunch from $81, Dinner from $86

  • Wine-tasting and tour of the Antique Wine Museum
  • Two-course lunch or three-course dinner at Rockway Vineyards
  • 750ml bottle of wine for every member of your group
  • Shaw Festival performance

To book your lunch or dinner contact Shelley Traver at 905.641.1030 ext 224
or [email protected]

A Taste of the Bench:
*Lunch from $106, Dinner from $126

  • A private wine tasting in a fully restored 1877 century barn
  • Three-course lunch or dinner with two glasses of wine at the four-diamond Vineland Estates Winery
  • Shaw Festival performance

To book your lunch or dinner, contact Diane Teeuwsen at 905.562.7088 ext 15
or [email protected]

By George!

*From $44

  • Tour Fort George where soldiers served and protected the Niagara frontier
    200 years ago
  • A Shaw picnic lunch
  • Shaw Festival matinée performance

To book your tour, contact Chris Gilchrist at 905.468.6614 or [email protected]

The Festival, Royal George and the Studio Theatre all have special access seating for wheelchairs. They ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the show to ensure getting to your seat easily and efficiently. There is also wheelchair accessible washrooms provided at all, but the Court House Theatre.

The Theatres:

The Festival: 10 Queen’s Parade: Click here to read about the theatre.

The Court House: 26 Queen Street: Click here to read about the theatre.

The Royal George: 85 Queen Street: Click here to read about the theatre.

Studio Theatre: 10 Queen’s Parade: Click here to read about the theatre.

**Contact a Group Sales Representative at 1.800.511.7429 or by email at [email protected].**

For further information on any of the Fall shows playing, including ticket purchases, click the link below to be directed to the Shaw Festival Website or call 1-800-511-SHAW:

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Christine on "The Daredevil"

Christine Lynn




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