Niagara-on-the-Lake: Theater, Food, Wine, Flowers

In my experience, food lovers often tend to be theater lovers, too. Both are among my passions. I just returned from a yearly visit to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The town is straight out of a storybook, sure, touristy, but offering great theater, lovely wineries, food that gets better each year, and stunningly beautiful flowers everywhere you look.  The festival, of course, celebrates the plays of George Bernard Shaw and, while mounting two of his plays each season., also produces plays of his contemporaries and plays set in the period of his lifetime, 1850 to 1950. Six full-length plays and a musical were staged, but best of all, ten of Noel Coward’s one-act plays were gloriously brought to life.  Being an avid Noel Coward fan, naturally, I saw all of them, in addition to Shaw’s In Good King Charles’ Golden Years and John Osborne’s The Entertainer. While taking in all this theater, dining well and enjoying quite a few ice wine martinis, I managed to take a lot of photos. I want to share a few of them with you.  Niagara-on-the-Lake, by the way, boasts the oldest golf course in North America.


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  1. Fred Warner
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 19:01:30

    Enjoy your 6 plays in 3 days this September (pant, pant). That’s 1 more than we’ll fit in our 3 August days.


  2. shirley donahoe
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 13:03:03

    I understand that there are TWO theatres in Niagara on the Lake.
    There is the Shaw theatre…..and…?


    • phylliskirigin
      Feb 10, 2012 @ 15:46:28

      Hi Shirley,

      The Shaw Festival has four theaters: the Festival, the Royal George, the Courthouse and the newest experimental theater. You may be thinking of the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario.


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