Spring is here and that means it’s time to get your tickets to the internationally-renowned SHAW Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. While our picturesque town of Niagara on the Lake is always a buzz with delicious wines and dining, when the SHAW is in full swing, there is an added layer of excellence and exuberance you can’t help but get caught up in.
Plan your SHAW Festival getaway in Niagara on the Lake with Vintage Hotels and ensure your accommodations and restaurant experiences are as much of an award-winning performance as the plays with which you fill your days. We look forward to supporting you to raise the curtain – and your expectations – on a luxurious Festival getaway.
Must-see productions at the SHAW Festival
Embark on a captivating journey through the glamourous and gritty world of show business in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, “Gypsy.” Step into the footsteps of Rose, a relentless stage mother, and her two daughters, June and Louise, as they navigate the ups and downs of pursuing stardom on the vaudeville stage during the early 20th century. With a talented cast and vibrant script, this production should definitely top your play bill.
Adventure into the mystical world of Narnia with the enchanting production of “Prince Caspian.” Prepare to be whisked away to a realm where mythical creatures roam and epic battles unfold. Based on the beloved fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis, this thrilling theatrical experience brings to life the enthralling tale of courage, loyalty, and the triumph of good over evil.
The Playboy of the Western World
Prepare to be transported to the rugged and untamed landscapes of rural Ireland with the riveting Broadway production of “The Playboy of the Western World.” Set in a small village, this iconic play by J.M. Synge takes you on a darkly comedic and thought-provoking exploration of identity, desire, and the power of storytelling. With razor-sharp wit and a cleverly crafted plot, “The Playboy of the Western World” delves into themes of heroism, mythmaking, and the human capacity for both adoration and betrayal.
Where to Stay during the SHAW Festival
Book the ideal SHAW Festival Accommodations with Vintage Hotels
When choosing where to stay during your festival getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake, decide which type of atmosphere will best suit your star-studded agenda. With all of our Vintage Hotels properties being located just a short distance from the SHAW Festival theatres, it’s all about preference rather than proximity when staying with us.
Book your stay at any one of the properties below and access the amenities at each of our prestigious locations, so you can hand-select the experiences you most desire while creating the perfect Niagara escape.
Feel like royalty within this Victorian-inspired property, which boasts an elegance, uniqueness and timeliness rarely found elsewhere. Located just steps from the SHAW Festival theatre, Prince of Wales is the choice for those seeking regal indulgence.
This Georgian-inspired property will welcome you with gorgeous red brick and oversized white pillars. Reminiscent of Gone with the Wind, this Vintage Hotel will pair perfectly with any one of the SHAW’s romantic retellings.
A wonderful place for guests of all ages, Pillar and Post is outfitted with Niagara-on-the-Lake’s only outdoor pool. Plan your theatre getaway here if you are planning a festival weekend getaway with a resort-feel. Enjoy a Tuscan-inspired retreat with the one(s) you love.
If location is at the top of your wish list, the Shaw Club could not be better placed within Niagara-on-the-Lake’s charming heritage town. With the Shaw Festival Theatre right outside your door, and the Royal George Theatre less than a kilometer away, you will love your stay within one of the Shaw Club’s 30 uniquely appointed guest rooms.
Look out over the harbourfront from your thoughtfully designed suite within Harbour House. A quiet, centrally located hotel, Harbour House welcomes discerning guests who are searching for bright, airy accommodations that are demonstrative of our award-winning attention to detail and guest experience.
Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Favourite SHAW Festival Restaurants
If you want to satisfy the cravings of the whole family or you are simply looking for a more relaxed, yet delicious dining experience, choose Cannery Restaurant at Pillar and Post. Offering a great selection of your grilled favourites and a number of subtle yet surprising flavours along the way, this restaurant is certainly a crowd pleaser.
A luxurious atmosphere rivalled only by the elegant offerings on the wine list and menu, Noble is one of Niagara’s most stunning and satiating fine dining eateries. Offering a truly unforgettable experience, our well-loved sommelier and Executive Chef will delight with every bite and glass.
Certainly Niagara’s best sushi restaurant, Masaki delivers on the region’s freshest seafood, imported directly from Japan. Discover a nuanced culinary creativity with every plate and enjoy a level of authenticity and cultural sophistication you will not find elsewhere.
Take part in the elevated ceremony of High Tea prior to your SHAW Festival production within the timeless beauty of The Drawing Room at the Prince of Wales hotel. Perfect for an ornate brunch, including countless teas and fine champagnes, this venue boasts a refined drama perfect for avid theatre goers.
Bask in the perfectly balanced ambience of Bacchus Lounge, which is sophisticated yet understated. This pub-style abode is the superior choice for cocktail enthusiasts who are searching for a well-mixed Old Fashioned or glass of VQA Vintage prior to the show or after the final curtain call.
Overlook the captivating Niagara-on-the-Lake golf course while enjoying an exquisite meal within this thoughtfully restored 1832 manor house. Delve into a multi-course culinary adventure within the hallowed halls of Hob Nob Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Set the Stage for a Superior SHAW Festival Getaway With Vintage Hotels
Now that we’ve piqued your interest with the must-see shows, must-stay hotels and must-taste dining experiences, it’s time to book your stay with Vintage Hotels to experience a superior combination of all the above. From the moment you arrive through to the last bravo – and every act in between – our properties will elevate your SHAW Festival experience in all ways imaginable. Purchase your tickets today and plan your getaway with every trapping of excellence.
*SHAW Festival productions images courtesy of SHAW Festival