Shaw Festival tickets on sale for 2019 season

The 2019 Shaw Festival season commences April 4, 2019 with a World Premiere Stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Horse and His Boy, a plunge into Narnia, which will delight young audiences.   One of thirteen  plays in a fun filled season which runs from April 4 – December 22,  the Festival operates in three theatres located in lovely Niagara on the Lake, and is unique as the only one in the world that specializes exclusively in plays by George Bernard Shaw and his Contemporaries.

 Artistic Director, Tim Carroll,  has selected a diverse mix of plays,  for the 58th season,  from Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon at the Festival Theatre, Getting Married, one of Shaw’s wittiest offerings, at the Royal George Theatre to the intensely dramatic The Glass Menagerie, American Tennessee William’s enduring Masterpiece at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. The season will close with Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tim Carroll. Popular favourites and lesser known new plays will  round out the season and returning for a third year, the popular secret theatre, has unexpected moments of theatre popping up in the strangest places.

For the complete playbill see www.shawfest.com

Tickets are now on sale.   You can order tickets online at www.shawfest.com, by mail to Shaw Festival, Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, On, LOS IJO, by phone at 1.800.511.SHAW or in person at the Box Office.  Enquire about special offers,  Multi-play packages, Student and Senior savings, or book an All Inclusive Hotel and Theatre package through theatrevacations.com or 1.877.356.6385

Enhance your total theatre experience with a wide variety of  Beyond the Stage events. You can Meet the Company, take a  Backstage Tour, participate in workshops or symposiums, enjoy a musical interlude,  or take a Spa day, the choices are endless.  The historic Prince of Wales, and other featured hotels all have their own special character and offer excellent Spa Facilities.

Wining and dining is not to be missed, with some first class restaurants in town, and wine tours and  fine dining at  many wineries throughout the Niagara Wine region.

Now you don’t even have to drive. You can can take the Shaw Express bus from downtown Toronto with a stop at Burlington, four days a week. See website for schedules and cost.

Find it all  in one of the loveliest parts of southern Ontario.  The historic town of Niagara on the Lake is  ablaze with flowers in summer, with horse drawn carriage rides, restaurants and boutique shopping in  picturesque  surroundings. Follow the scenic Niagara parkway  past pristine Wineries,  or be thrilled by  spectacular Niagara Falls, only a few miles down the road.

For everything you need to know to plan your visit   call 1.800.511.SHAW, to order the 2019 Shaw Festival handbook

Websites:

http://www.shawfest.com

http://www.niagaraonthelake.com

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