The Shaw Festival was created by Brian Doherty, a lawyer and playwright in 1962. The Festival has grown over the years due to its . Today, there are more than 10 productions performed in four theatres and over 250,000 people from across the globe gather in Niagara-on-the-Lake to watch funny, entertaining and thought provoking contemporary theatre.
Shaw Festival offers a unique and interesting opportunity to entertain and educate. Travel from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake and absorb Canadian culture by attending a performance at one of the four beautiful theatres which are all within a 10- minute walking distance of each other. The Shaw Festival is fun and educational opportunity for a school group or large family custom tour. Groups are able to engage in customized workshops where they can congregate with actors and designers to learn about history, costumes, stage combat and more!
Transform your Shaw Festival experience into a day or weekend road trip with a custom ToNiagara Tour. There is so much to do in Niagara, your trip could start when we pick you up from Toronto in a luxury vehicle and venture into Niagara where you will witness the Niagara Falls and sightsee around the surrounding area. You could then tour one of the many Wineries within the Niagara-on-the-Lake region to taste world famous ice wines and get a behind the scenes look at the wine-making process. Your evening concludes by watching a theatrical performance at one of the four Shaw Festival theatres. An end to an amazing day trip to Niagara and with a ToNiagara Custom Tour you are able to choose where you want to go and how long you want to stay.