Ontario Visited News – Our SHAW FESTIVAL Adventure!

~ Adventure #2, Part 3 – Beyond the Stage ~

Ontario Visited explore the magic of theater behind the scenes with the Shaw Festival’s Beyond the Stage Tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We were in the area where the sets were stored when not in use.”

How Large Is a Shaw Festival Set?

You can’t really imagine how large the theatre sets are until you are standing right beside them! That’s what we “experienced” during our “Beyond the Stage Tour”.

The sets were huge!

The size and height of the set were enormous. Actually, they were breathtaking. It makes sense, though, audiences in the back of the theatre need to see everything that happens during the play.

The movable walls were very tall.

Shaw’s attention to the audience experience is extremely important to the whole team!

The proportions were correct.

As I looked down and then up at these mammoth structures, I wondered how they moved into place.

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