Events

Scene Shop Visit Photography: René Bertschi

Every year the Shaw Guild has a wonderful lineup of events and activities available for members. Here is a list of the events going on in 2018. More information on each event can be found in upcoming newsletters and eblasts.

REMINDER: Guild events are for members only. Badges are not transferable.

Scene Shop Visit

Monday, March 12 • Guild members are invited to view the set and scenery under construction for upcoming productions. The Shaw’s design and construction heads, often with the play’s director, discuss the set planning and construction process. This discussion illustrates the challenges faced in addressing often-conflicting dramatic and practical issues.

Spring Preview Luncheon

Monday, April 9 • Members are invited to a fantastic lunch prepared by the Green Room at the Shaw Festival. After lunch a senior Shaw staff member will be giving a presentation of the sets and costume designs for the season’s upcoming productions. Contact Ann Holcomb at 289-868-8910 |   activities@shawguild.ca 

Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 2 • Each year, The Shaw invites Guild members to attend a dress rehearsal of a new production as guests of the Shaw Festival. For 2018, the dress rehearsal is Grand Hotel.

Garden Tour

Saturday, June 9 • This annual fundraising garden tour showcases magnificent secret gardens in lovely old town Niagara-on-the-Lake. Meander through eight gardens and discover many varieties of lush plants, beautiful trees, and stunning perennials nestled around historic homes. For more information, see the Garden Tour page.

Summer Celebration

Monday, July 16 • Join your fellow Guild members for fun, food and refreshments on a summer evening on the Members’ Terrace. Watch for ticket information and be sure to register early as space is limited.

Cricket Match: Shaw vs Stratford

Monday, August 27 • Each year, the Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival challenge each other to a cricket match – a true test of which festival is best! Guild members are encouraged to come and cheer on our wonderful team.

Set Changeover

Tuesday, September 25 • Get a rare glimpse of repertory theatre in action as crews change the sets between the matinee and evening performances – a window of just a couple of hours.

Members’ Day

Monday, October 22 • Shaw senior management provide a sneak preview of the next season’s playbill.

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, November 25 • The executive committee will take you through the year in the Shaw Guild and discuss what achievements have been made and what changes we may see in 2019.