Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Experience the Arts at a @ShawTheatre Play #HamOnt #Niagara


Shaw Festival Play Tickets GiveawayAfter a winter of hibernating, it’s time for a roadtrip. The destination is a place that has been on our bucket list for a while and everything finally came together this year… the Niagara Region.


It started with Air Miles reporting that people were going to lose their rewards points if they didn’t spend them. Remember the frenzy!? So, we became the proud owners of Family Passes to Fallsviews Indoor Waterpark. Then, the kids read a book on “Wonders of The World” and wanted to see The Falls for themselves. And of course, no trip to the region is complete without experiencing their hospitality, wineries and watching a play at the well known Shaw Festival.

The Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival is a major non profit Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the second largest repertory theatre company in North America. Founded in 1962, its original mandate was to stimulate interest in George Bernard Shaw and his period, and to advance the development of theatre arts in Canada. The company currently plays by or written during the lifetime of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).

From June 24 to October 7, “Wilde Tales” is playing in the Court House Theatre. It’s a compilation of plays by Oscar Wilde; The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket, and The Selfish Giant and sure to be a treat. In these tales, he conjures a fantastical world in which statues, birds and even fireworks have the power of eloquent speech. It brings about feelings of kindness, loss, love and speaks to the child in all of us.

Shaw Festival Play Tickets Giveaway Workshop-600

A unique opportunity with this particular play is that they are offering a pre-show one-hour workshop for kids (ages 6-12) where, with the help of the actors, they get to create magic on stage for their family to see. The cost is $20 per child. Contact the Box Office at 1.800.511.7429 to order tickets.

There are tons of other plays scheduled for this year such as; Me and My Girl, Androcles and the Lion as well as activities like the Shaw Acting Camp. Get involved and find out more about their Events and Activities. And if you don’t want to drive, four days a week, there is a shuttle service available from the Royal York Hotel in Toronto to the Shaw Festival.

Don’t miss your chance! Contact the Box Office at 1.800.511.7429, order online today or enter to win below! We are offering a giveaway for a Family Pack (2 Adults, 2 Kids) as well as 2 Kid Workshop tickets for any Wilde Tales show from June 24 to October 7(*)!

Shaw Festival Oscar Wilde Play Giveaway

Have You Ever Been to the Shaw Festival or Niagara Region?


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71 thoughts on “Experience the Arts at a @ShawTheatre Play #HamOnt #Niagara

      1. Julie F

        No I cannot remember, we attended with our daughter and son in law and we really enjoyed it and said we would have to go to another show but just never got around to it 🙁

      1. Kay Burke

        With a group of friends we went to see Sweet Charity a couple of years ago. The Philadelphia Story another time. This year looks great – the program is tremendous.

  1. ginette4

    Yes we’ve been to the Shaw before..last show we saw was Alice In Wonderland..amazing show for sure..looking forward to seeing A Christmas Carol this season

  2. KD

    I love the Stratford Festival, but have never been to the Shaw Festival! I didn’t know they had musicals too, such as Me and My Girl!

  3. krysta d

    Lots of great events! I would love to attend the “Theatre Ghost Stories Tour – Phantoms of The Shaw”. Looks like it would be a super cool experience!

  4. Jennifer M

    I LOVE the Shaw Festival and try to take in a show every year. My grandparents lived in Niagara-on-the-Lake when I was a kid and my grandma introduced me to theatre so it holds a very dear place in my heart. I’d love to see 1979, Me and My Girl and Wilde Tales (Love Oscar Wilde!). Thanks for the chance!

  5. KellyPC

    We’ve never been to the Shaw Festival, we used to go to the Stratford Festival every year though.
    I’d love to see Dracula & The Madness of George III!

  6. Nicole Jubleew

    I’ve been to the Shaw Festival once before several years ago. I’d love to also see Me and My Girl.

  7. Cheryl

    The shaw festival looks wonderful. If i won I would love to see, “Me and my girl”. l found the shaw express to be interesting as I didn’t know about it. I would love to win this prize pack. Thank you for the opportunity:)

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  9. Paul Gannon

    My wife and I attended a play about 2 years ago during the summer. There are a few that look good for this season but The Madness of George III looks especially appealing.

  10. Scotty

    This is our second year going to the Shaw & we will be seeing Dracula. It would be awesome to add a second play to the list since it is a long drive for us.

  11. Candice Force

    Q:Have you ever been to the Shaw Festival?
    A: Yes, we went for the first time last year to see Sweeney Todd.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Dracula this year. I would love the opportunity to see another play.

  12. aketch

    I have never been to Shaw, although I have been to Stratford. I would love to see Wilde Tales. It is such a beautiful area!

  13. Tracey

    I have never been to the Shaw Festival but wold love to see Wilde Tales and do some cycling on Niagara’s bike trails with my family.

  14. Mel D

    I have been but many years ago. I used to go with my high school on class trips! I really enjoyed it.

  15. Shawn

    Never been to the Shaw before but I’ve heard good things. These new “Secret Theatre” events in mystery locations are intriguing.


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