With 12 or more productions running concurrently each season in three or more theatres for an audience of more than 300,000, the Shaw Festival has grown to become a major North American cultural icon, and a gem in this country’s rich cultural heritage. Inspired by the wit and passion of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival is a contemporary theatre in the heart of Niagara wine country that features a smart, provocative, potent and diverse mix of plays from the past and present, performed by our celebrated repertory theatre Ensemble. The result is theatre that is challenging, surprising, often funny and always entertaining. These plays are lovingly and artfully brought to the stage each year by a talented team of actors, directors, and designers, showcasing the incredible tapestry of talent that this country contributes to the world.
Helmed by Artistic Director Tim Carroll (TC) and Executive Director Tim Jennings, our 59th season offers eight productions from May 1 to December 23, including the comedy Charley’s Aunt, Flush, Trouble in Mind, Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, the return of everyone’s favourite detective in Sherlock Holmes and The Raven’s Curse, a series of outdoor concerts and events, and three wonderful Holiday Season offerings: A Christmas Carol and Holiday Inn and Desire Under The Elms. Something for everyone. Please Join us! www.shwafest.com