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The Shaw's 2024 Casts and Creative Teams Revealed

The cast and creative teams have been revealed for the Shaw Festival’s 62nd season.

Shaw Festival to Present Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More This Holiday Season

The Shaw Festival's holiday shows, including Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, are set to light up the season starting on November 5. Don't miss out on the festive playbill!

Shaw Festival Announces Casts And Creative Teams For BRIGADOON and A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the Shaw Festival's perennial production (and audience favourite), kicks off the holiday theatre season on November 5 at the Royal George Theatre. The seasonal celebrations continue when Lerner and Loewe's timeless musical Brigadoon conjures more magic and enchantment at the Festival Theatre on November 15.

Review: ON THE RAZZLE at Shaw Festival

A good story often bears repeating. Such is the case in Tom Stoppard's ON THE RAZZLE, currently playing on the Royal George stage of the Shaw Festival. It's storied provenance has beginnings dated back to the 1842 play  'Einen Jux will er sich machen'  by Johann Nestroy.


Jackie Maxwell returns to the Shaw Festival to direct The Playboy of the Western World – the play that stoked the fires of Irish nationalism and sparked the infamous Dublin “Playboy Riots” of 1907. Previews of J.M. Synge's funny and enthralling masterwork of the Irish Literary Renaissance begins May 25 in the theatre named after The Shaw's former A.D. – the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre.

ON THE RAZZLE Comes to Royal George Theatre This Weekend

​​​​​​​On the Razzle, Tom Stoppard's vivacious breakneck joyride of mistaken identities, romantic entanglements, double entendres and narrow escapes, begins previews on April 16 at the Shaw Festival's Royal George Theatre.

Cast & Creative Teams Confirmed for Shaw Festival 2023 Season, Featuring PRINCE CASPIAN World Premiere & More

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has unveiled the Shaw Festival's 2023 casting and creative teams for the Festival Theatre, Royal George Theatre, Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre, BMO Stage, as well as the newly added Spiegeltent.

OUTDOORS @ THE SHAW to Return This Summer

The Shaw Festival will once again go al fresco with a series of specially produced performances, concert series and curated experiences throughout the summer and fall. Popular Outdoors @ The Shaw events return with new enchanting and imaginative encounters at various locations in and around the Festival grounds and Niagara-on-the-Lake.


The Shaw Festival’s 60th season will continue with performances of the romantic musical comedy Damn Yankees, psychological thriller Gaslight and surreal tour de force Too True to Be Good. All three shows will begin welcoming audiences to preview performances in the coming days and weeks.

Casting And Creative Teams Announced for Shaw Festival's 60th Anniversary Season

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting and creative teams for the Shaw Festival’s 60th anniversary season.

Shaw Festival to Present OUTDOORS @ THE SHAW - A Fresh Air Summer Fête

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announced Outdoors @ The Shaw, a series of concerts and events scheduled to take place from July 10 to October 9, 2021 on the grounds of the Festival Theatre and Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

Shaw Festival Announces Casting and Creative Teams for 2021 Main Season Productions

Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting for the Shaw Festival’s upcoming productions of Charley’s Aunt, Flush, The Devil’s Disciple, Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse, A Short History of Niagara and Trouble in Mind.

The Shaw Festival Brings Holiday Music to Niagara-on-the-Lake with SONGS FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT

The Shaw Festival is adding a festive twist to its popular concert series. Running December 5 through December 19 in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre (10 Queen's Parade), Songs for a Winter's Night features favourite melodies from the holiday season.

November Dates of the Shaw Festival's Concert Series Now Available

As of October 28, the Shaw Festival's concert series will move indoors to the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre with a limit of 50 guests and safety protocols in place. Featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Dorothy Fields and Cole Porter, the performances run Wednesdays to Fridays at 6 p.m.​ and Saturdays at 2 p.m. from October 28 through November 20.

The Shaw Festival Announces Fall Concert Series

The Shaw Festival is set to animate Niagara-on-the-Lake with live music and song throughout September and October with approximately 40 bespoke concerts.

Shaw Festival Announces Fall Concert Series

The Shaw Festival is set to animate Niagara-on-the-Lake with live music and song throughout September and October with approximately 40 bespoke concerts.

BWW Review: SEX is Alive and Well at SHAW FESTIVAL

How does an author title a play? Well, there should be something descriptive, enticing or informative to engage the audience from the outset.The Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake has gone out of a limb and programmed a virtually unknown play that is rarely, if ever produced. Oh, and the title is simply SEX. And it's author is no other than the infamous Mae West! But did West really write plays? She most certainly did and did so for her own star turns. Written in 1926, unable to advertise using the title, and later raided after running for a year, SEX was almost forgotten. Happily, this highly polished and entertaining production now running through October turns out to be the sleeper of the season.

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Shimmers at The Shaw Festival

A pervading air of discontent and general unease looms over the lackluster St. Louis apartment of the Wingfield family in Tennesee Williams memory play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. The Shaw Festival is presenting this classic with the loving care that it deserves, and the end result is a gripping production. The small stage of the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre presents the play in the round, so the audience intimately surrounds the dreary lives of Williams' characters. Written in 1944, and based on Williams' own family, we meet a down trodden mother and her adult son and daughter. The play is told as the son's memory , looking back 20 years. But the whole family seems to be plagued by all of their memories, whether happy or sad, seemingly leaving their present lives to be played out for naught.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Run In The Intimate Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

Hungarian director Laszlo Berczes tackles one of the great American classics The Glass Menagerie. Resonating with love, loss, bitterness and heartache, Tennessee Williams's renowned tragedy begins previews tomorrow at The Shaw's Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre.

Scrooge Returns To Niagara-on-the-Lake In The Shaw Festival's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Heralding the Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake's transformation into the ultimate Christmas village, the Shaw Festival's production Artistic Director Tim Carroll's adaptation of A Christmas Carol  hits the stage November 14 to December 23 at the Royal George Theatre.

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