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ShawFest 2014
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2014 is winding down and soon another season at The Shaw will fade into warm memories. Have you seen all the shows you want to see? Is there a show you want to see again? Want to see the Orpheus and Eurydice scene again from The Sea or hear Deborah Hay in Cabaret sing “Maybe this Time” once more? We’ve had an amazing year with productions that just keep thrilling audiences and critics alike. And the clock’s a ticking! The first shows to close are A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur on October 11, Juno and the Paycock on October 12 and Arms and The Man on October 18. For the closing dates and times of the remainder of our 2014 Season visit

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Here’s a suggestion: Why don’t you spend Thanksgiving in Niagara? Spend the long weekend in a lovely hotel, take in some theatre and enjoy great farm-to-table dining. So make it your perfect cozy autumn getaway.

And in the words of Moya O’Connell The Philadelphia Story, The Philanderer) Niagara-on-the-Lake’s “… got the gardens, the manor houses, Lake Ontario, the lush vineyards and wineries, great restaurants, horse-drawn carriages, but its jewel in the crown is the theatre,”

Check out more of what Moya loves to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Halloween Ghost Tours at Fort George

Throughout the month of October explore some of the scariest aspects of Fort George. The two-hour walking tour includes stories too frightening to be told on the summer tours, and opens a building the Officers' Quarters that is usually off limits during the summer ghost tours.

Read more about Fort George’s Ghost Tours

Niagara Historical Museum

Enjoy your Stay: Historic Inns and Hotels of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Opening November 1, this exhibition explores the early history of hotels and inns in Niagara-on-the-Lake. There will also be a focus on the history of the heritage buildings in which our current hotels occupy. For more information visit:

15 lucky winners can enjoy a copy of our beautiful Cabaret souvenir house programme. All you have to do is answer our skill testing question!

Which song in Cabaret features the lyrics “A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound”? Send your answers to Contest closes October 15.

Thank you for your generous support of the Shaw Festival. Beyond the work we do on the Shaw Festival stages, many artists – myself included! – have the opportunity to interact and engage with young audience members through The Shaw’s Education and Student Engagement programs – areas of The Shaw which are fundamental to our future. In sharing the ideas and stories of our mandate with young people, we endeavor to inspire new generations of theatre audiences and artists alike

By donating to this Special Appeal for Education and Student Engagement you will help us to continue to connect with schools and educators; provide greater educational opportunities both at The Shaw and in the classroom; develop our offerings in support of teachers; and allow our educational team to explore new and exciting initiatives to engage with students on a deeper level. Please make a gift today to help keep The Shaw strong and growing!

You can easily make your gift by calling 1.800.657.1106 ext. 2556, or by donating online at

Thank you!


Jenny L. Wright, Ensemble Member

You can own your very own signed 2014 Season poster!

We have 10 limited edition signed posters by the 2014 acting ensemble. It’s the perfect keepsake! All proceeds go to The Shaw’s Boxill Doherty Fund. The Boxill/Doherty Memorial Fund was established in 1977 to finance projects which would benefit members of the company who need financial assistance.

Each signed poster is $40.

Tax & shipping extra.

To order contact The Shawp at 1.800.511.7429 ext 2276 or

Outlet Collection at Niagara is Canada’s largest open-air outlet shopping centre. Located in the beautiful Niagara Region, only minutes from Niagara Falls, Outlet Collection at Niagara truly is a destination within a destination. This refreshing new outlet concept features 100+ irresistible lifestyle and fashion brands and several first in Canada outlet locations, including Bass Pro Shops Outpost (opening Nov. 2014), Pandora and White House Black Market, all at outlet prices – it can’t be missed.


There is still time to buy tickets to our 2014 Season, and you'll receive a ballot for a chance to win a $500 Gift Card for the new Outlet Collection at Niagara, a pair of tickets to our 2015 Season and an overnight stay at Vintage Hotels.

For more information on the Outlet Collection

Hailed as a “sublime work of art” (Globe
and Mail), last season’s sold-out, smash hit
production of Arcadia, directed by Eda Holmes,
will be presented by Mirvish Productions from
November 4 to December 14 at the Royal
Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

If you are Shaw Member you can purchase tickets to Arcadia prior to the general public and receive a 20% discount for the first two weeks of performances (November 4-16). Shaw Members can call Mirvish directly at 1.800.461.3333 and quote code SHAW14.

Not a Shaw Member but still want tickets to Arcadia? Call the Mirvish Box Office directly at 1.800.461.3333

Governor’s Council Members can also enjoy the added benefit of access to house seats for Arcadia with drinks in the Manager’s Lounge at intermission. Call 1.800.657.1106 ext. 2208

Restrictions apply.

Congratulations to Robert A. from Hamilton, ON who has won this month’s contest for Backstage Pass subscribers. He will receive a pair of tickets to a 2015 performance of Pygmalion. Backstage Pass subscribers are automatically entered to win each month.