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.
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(*)!
Have You Ever Been to the Shaw Festival or Niagara Region?
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Journeys of The Zoo received compensation in exchange for sharing about this company.