Niagara on the Lake Shaw Festival Accommodations

From April 6th to December 22nd, the Shaw Festival is your ticket to a theatrical wonderland. Located in scenic Niagara-on-the-lake, 13 plays spread over 3 stages make up the 2019 Shaw Festival season. The festival is celebrating its 58th season with the festival Artistic Director Tim Carroll. Originally inspired by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, the Festival now includes a diverse production of plays from the past and present, brought to life by talented and celebrated casts and production crews.

See the 2019 Shaw Festival Performance Schedule

Plan your visit to Niagara on the Lake

Niagara’s Finest Hotels has three unique boutique properties to choose from. Whether you are looking for historic Niagara charm or contemporary luxury. We have a property that suits your unique tastes and preferences. All our hotels are in close proximity to the festival theatres and the riverfront. Our shuttle service will transport you to nearby restaurants, shopping and award-winning spas.

The Shaw Club

The Shaw Club is a luxury modern inn, conveniently located directly across the street from the main Shaw Festival theater. This is not your typical hotel, it feels more like a private club. During your stay, you will be treated like a VIP member. Visit us to see how our commitment to service can uplift your Shaw Festival getaway.

Harbour House

Experience quiet comfort on the lake at this peaceful waterfront property. During your stay at Harbour House, you will enjoy comfortable, nautical themed accommodations, with harbour views of the Niagara River. From the moment you arrive for your Shaw Festival getaway, you’ll wish you could spend every day here. Our thoughtful blend of bright, airy comfort with high-end details will ensure you will return again and again.

The Charles Hotel

True Niagara hospitality awaits you at The Charles Hotel. The Charles Hotel has all the quirk, charm and character that you would expect of Niagara on the Lake. Our hotel property boasts spacious grounds with verdant lawns, shade trees, and flower gardens. Experience true relaxation, and feel welcomed like you were staying with a family friend, be surrounded by gracious hospitality everyday. Book your Shaw Festival getaway in one of our 12 unique guest suites, and discover why our guests have been returning since 1832.

2019 Shaw Festival Performance Schedule

The Horse and His Boy at the 2019 SHAW Festival

The Horse and His Boy

April 6 – July 21, 2019 | Festival Theatre

Watch as the classic childhood world of Narnia comes to life during this magical theatrical adventure about four runaways – horses included! – who are called to rescue C.S. Lewis’ unforgettable place of enchantment. This adaptation will reopen your hearts and minds to the wonderment of childhood discoveries and give you the chance to share this adventure with loved ones of all ages.

The Horse and His Boy: Dates and ticket information
Brigadoon at the 2019 SHAW Festival


May 5 – October 13, 2019 | Festival Theatre

Falling in love can be a beautiful thing, but what happens when you meet the girl of your dreams only to discover that keeping her means losing everything else you hold dear? Follow Tommy as he tries to decide whether to remain in the mystical town of Brigadoon to keep Fiona close, or if he must return to the modern world and let her go forever.

Brigadoon: Dates and ticket information
The Lady Killers at the 2019 SHAW Festival

The Lady Killers

June 11 – October 12, 2019 | Festival Theatre

Get ready to laugh yourself out of your seats with this British-inspired comedy of errors. Visit post-World-War II England to watch as a gang of ne’er-do-wells attempt to a kooky plot to gain the riches of an unsuspecting elderly lady. But, are they really up for the task of mixing in a little murder with tea time?

The Lady Killers: Dates and ticket information
Getting Married at the 2019 SHAW Festival

Getting Married

May 10 – October 13, 2019 | Royal George Theatre

Edith and Cecil’s wedding plans were moving well enough ahead – until a pamphlet arrived to warn them of the horrors of holy matrimony. Now, the wedding has been called off and theatregoers get to enjoy the rollercoaster discussion of the best – and worst – parts of saying “I do” during this timeless comedy penned by Bernard Shaw.

Getting Married: Dates and ticket information
Man and Superman at the 2019 SHAW Festival

Man and Superman

August 17 – October 5, 2019 | Festival Theatre

Now, this performance promises a truly immersive theatrical experience! Typically, Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece is performed without the titillating third act, Don Juan in Hell, but the Shaw Festival has decided to go for broke! Enjoy a full afternoon of theatre with a lunch interlude that will highlight some of Niagara’s most delicious farm-to-table cuisine and spectacular wines.

Allow yourself to get swept up in this once-in-a-lifetime performance where John Tanner tries to pursue his heart’s desire – and avoid the things that may break it!

Man and Superman: Dates and ticket information
Rope at the 2019 SHAW Festival


April 12 – October 12, 2019 | Royal George Theatre

Are you in the mood for murder? Travel back to the 1920s where two overly-confident college students host a party with a deadly secret. You know this theatrical performance is going to pack a dark punch because Alfred Hitchcock himself chose to direct a rendition for the silver screen. What will become of this murderous pair? You must come to the Shaw to find out!

Rope: Dates and ticket information
The Glass Menagerie at the 2019 SHAW Festival

The Glass Menagerie

May 22 – October 12, 2019

Tennessee Williams put his heart, soul and life into this autobiographical script where he retells of his experience growing up in the Depression-era Midwest. Get a glimpse into the life of this great American playwright as he boldly, and honestly, portrays the highs and lows of a life filled with longing, family drama and the promise of escape.

The Glass Menagerie: Dates and ticket information
The Russian Play at the 2019 SHAW Festival

The Russian Play

June 8 – October 12 | Royal George Theatre

This play centers around the unlikely romance between a flower girl and a gravedigger during the tumultuous times of Stalinist Russia. It may not seem like this unsuspecting pair will set the stage for too many shenanigans, but the Shaw Festival promises to deliver on all of the intriguing ups and downs characteristic of Russian playwrights.

The Russian Play: Dates and ticket information
Cyrano de Bergerac at the 2019 SHAW Festival

Cyrano de Bergerac

July 27 – October 20, 2019 | Royal George Theatre

Imagine falling in love with someone’s heart and not realizing it belongs to a different body than that of the person you’re falling for! Cyrano de Bergerac, a 17th century gentleman, is artistically and poetically gifted, but unfortunately, his rather excessively large shnoz prevents him from having any luck with the ladies. Alternatively, his handsome, but dim-witted comrade lacks the emotional intelligence he requires to win a beautiful woman’s heart.

Can this dynamic duo work together to seduce Roxane or will she sneeze at the whole ordeal?!

Cyrano de Bergerac: Dates and ticket information
SEX at the 2019 SHAW Festival


June 21 – October 13, 2019 | Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

What happens when your profession may compromise your first chance at a real-life fairy-tale? Follow Margy LaMont as she tries to navigate her career as a prostitute and newfound romance with a charming young man. As Margy struggles through this messy affair, you’ll get to see if it’s better to stay tightlipped when you’re scared to lose the one you love – or not!

SEX: Dates and ticket information
Victory at the 2019 SHAW Festival


July 14 – October 12, 2019 | Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

The Shaw Festival describes this performance as, “Not for the faint of heart.” Combining violence, superior intellect and the extraordinary talent of Howard Barker leads this production to new heights of brutality, as a widow attempts to bury her freshly deceased husband. Please note, this play will deliberately challenge and offend you, so check your morality at the door before the curtain rises.

Victory: Dates and ticket information
Secret Theatre at the 2019 SHAW Festival

Secret Theatre at the SHAW Festival

In 2019, the SHAW Festival will be hosting its third season of Secret Theatre – a series of surprise theatrical performances.

Locations and dates to come, sign up to receive alerts for the 2019 season of Secret Theatre

A Christmas carol at the 2019 SHAW Festival

A Christmas Carol

November 13 – December 22, 2019 | Royal George Theatre

You know the story, but are you familiar with how the exceptional talent, staging and creativity of the Shaw Festival transforms this classic tale, year after year, to warm the hearts of families across Southwestern Ontario? Now is your chance to reflect on what Christmas should mean – once Scrooge has had the chance to unwrap a holiday mystery, or two.

A Christmas Carol: Dates and ticket information
Holiday Inn at the 2019 SHAW Festival

Holiday Inn

November 16 – December 22, 2019 | Festival Theatre

Hear some of Irving Berlin’s most well-loved musical hits during this charming holiday-centric performance. Watch as two stage retirees reinvigorate their passion for stardom in a very unlikely farmhouse setting. This musical will get your feet tapping, as its love story may make your heart grow one or two sizes.

Holiday Inn: Dates and ticket information

Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect stage for the ideal theatre getaway

Tickets for the Shaw Festival go quickly, so choose your performance(s) today and begin to plan an exciting trip to the Niagara region to indulge in the internationally-recognized talent and energy that defines the theatrical experiences in our charming town.

Book your SHAW festival getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake with Niagara’s Finest Hotels and allow us to top off your theatrical adventure with gorgeous accommodations, delicious dining and award-winning service. The show is always going on in Niagara-on-the-Lake!

* Performance posters/images courtesy of the SHAW Festival

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