The SHAW Festival 2020 Season

Gypsy at the 2020 SHAW Festival

Prepare for a truly exceptional 2020 SHAW festival season, within the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, as internationally renowned artists come together to put on an incredible array of productions.

Below, we chat about a few of the most anticipated shows that will be featured this season. But don’t take our word for it! Visit Niagara time and time again to sample comedies, tragedies and dramas of every persuasion. We promise each performance will delight and surprise you, and you’ll always feel warmly welcomed by Vintage Hotels before and after curtain call.

The 2020 SHAW Festival’s Most Anticipated Performances

Here’s a look at this season’s most anticipated performances at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s famed SHAW Festival:


Gypsey at the 2020 Shaw Festival

Gypsy by Arthur Laurents empowers each of us to contemplate how far we’d go to attain fame and fortune. Follow along with one of the most famous striptease artists in the world as her stage mother pushes her to ever higher (and sexier) heights.

The Devil’s Disciple

The Devil’s Disciple at the 2020 Shaw Festival

The Devil’s Disciple by Bernard Shaw introduces a notorious rascal who may (or may not) be more than he appears. Dick Dudgeon receives harsh judgement from the New England townspeople, but will the audience take his side? Let’s find out as we attempt to figure out whether he is an angel or devil in disguise.

Charley’s Aunt

Charley’s Aunt at the 2020 Shaw Festival

Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas promises laughter for every theatregoer who appreciates quick wit and unfortunate turns of events. Watch as a simple love plot goes awry, and friendship attempts to save the day.

Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian at the 2020 Shaw Festival

Prince Caspian adapted by Damien Atkins, based on the novels of C.S. Lewis, is a treat for the entire family. Revisit a place of wonder, courage and imagination during the epic adventures of the Pevensie children and their new comrade, Prince Caspian, as they attempt to save their beloved Narnia.


Mahabharata at the 2020 Shaw Festival

Mahabharata by Ravi Jain and Miriam Fernandes will captivate all of your senses as you become entwined with a two-part production about a Sanskrit epic. With dazzling settings and costumes accentuating the potency of the play’s intense themes, this mythical adventure will widen your eyes and open your heart.

Sherlock Holmes and The Raven’s Curse

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse at the 2020 Shaw Festival

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse by R. Hamilton Wright allows you to get to know the famous detective on a more personal level as he attempts to uncover who aims to harm his loved ones. Paired with his forever sidekick, Watson, this challenging tale will push the limits of Holmes’s disarming demeanour.

Other Must-See Performances at the 2020 SHAW Festival

Don’t miss out on these must-see performances taking place at the 2020 SHAW Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake:

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Flush
  • Assassins
  • The Playboy of the Western World
  • Desire Under the Elms
  • Trouble in Mind
  • Me and My Girl

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