From April 4 to December 23, the 2018 Shaw Festival will be taking place in Niagara-on-the-Lake – and the playbill is a theatre lover’s dream. The company has gone to great lengths to incorporate a wide variety of classic and contemporary productions that will make theatre-goers laugh, cry, scream and shout with excitement.
Are You Ready for Vibrant Theatrical Performances in Ontario’s Favourite Town?
Each year, more than 250,000 audience members attend the Shaw Festival to bask in high-quality productions with talented casts and thoughtful staging and costumes. This year, audiences can take in 12 plays on the Festival’s three stages. In addition to these exceptional performances, theatre fans can also look forward to a variety of events and activities targeted towards those with a flair for the dramatics.
The 2018 Shaw Festival Season
You will surely recognize some very familiar titles, characters and writers during the 2018 Shaw Festival Season, but there are also a few surprises via world and Canadian premiere performances that will make you fall in love with the stage all over again.
For attendees who love the classics, Shaw will present its very first Shakespearean performance with Henry V. As well, you will recognize the stories of Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis and the epic stories of Greek mythology.
If you’re looking for something truly unique and refreshing, check out the world premiere of The Orchard (After Chekov) for a heartfelt narrative of a young woman’s experiences with immigration. Or, choose something that will tug at your heartstrings in a totally different way with the bittersweet romantic comedy Stage Kiss.
2018 Shaw Performance Schedule
- The Magician’s Nephew – April 4 – October 13
- Grand Hotel – May 3 – October 14
- Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. – May 24 – July 15
- The Hound of Baskervilles – August 1 – October 27
- Stage Kiss – April 11 – September 1
- Of Marriage and Men – May 13 – September 9
- O’Flaherty V.C. – May 31 – October 6
- Oh What A Lovely War – July 14 – October 13
- The Orchard (After Checkhov) – June 7 – September 1
- The Baroness and the Pig – June 10 – October 6
- Henry V – July 22 – October 28
- A Christmas Carol – November 14 – December 23
Read more about what the 2018 Shaw Festival has to offer.
Niagara: Dramatic, Romantic and Delicious
Come to Niagara for the Shaw Festival and stay for the amazing food, sight-seeing and upscale accommodations. When you visit Niagara-on-the-Lake, you, your loved ones, friends and family can enjoy the perfect theatre getaway that includes fine dining options, spa treatments and pure relaxation – just minutes from the Shaw Festival.
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