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
This is How We Got Here:
Join a group of best friends and spouses as they attempt to navigate the world following a tragic loss. During this Dora and Carol Bolt award-winning and Governor General nominated play, you will (re)connect with the very human emotions many of us have been desperately missing throughout the pandemic. With a talented cast and vibrant script, this production should definitely top your play bill.
Cyrano De Bergerac:
One of the world’s most famous love heroes, Cyrano De Bergerac, has returned to sweep Niagara audiences off their feet. With a powerful combination of comedy and aspirational romance, this production will have you laughing and longing for a perfect ending. When this play debuted at the SHAW in 2019, it was an absolute smash hit, so don’t miss it this time around!
The Importance of Being Earnest:
No one does dramatic flair quite like Oscar Wilde, and this hilarious yet poignant commentary on Victorian attitudes may be some of his very best work. Spend your afternoon or evening steeped in a clever satire that just might force you to laugh at the person you know best (or least) of all – yourself!
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.
Prince of Wales:
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.
Pillar and Post:
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.
The Drawing Room:
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.
Hob Nob Restaurant:
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