Shaw Festival tickets on sale for 2020 season

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Shaw Festival season which commences April 2 with a matinee performance of the comedy Charley’s Aunt at the Royal George Theatre. One of two comedies along with Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, there is an eclectic program including two musicals, the ever popular Gipsy, and Assassins, among thirteen shows. Included are a Sherlock Holmes mystery, a family show Prince Caspian, based on a Narnia tale, and lovers of traditional theatre will enjoy Synge’s Playboy of the Western World. A highlight will be a very unusual new play Mahabharata, a contemporary look at an old Sanscrit epic, specially commissioned, which will be of particular interest to theatre fans looking for something different. A Cbristmas Carol will return again for the winter, before the season ends on December 23. Truly a season of contrasts. The Shaw Festival is unique in that it features plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.

For the complete playbill see

  You can order tickets online at, 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 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.

The area is also known for its hospitality choices, with some first class restaurants, hotels and resorts, 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 2020 Shaw Festival handbook


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