Shaw Festival Tour and Show


You’re Invited!

Join us on a fabulous coach bus to explore the lives featured in our latest exhibition, Rebels and Reformers: Dundas on the Road to Responsible Government.

Starting with a jaunt to the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum, and concluding with the spectacular production of 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt at the Shaw Festival Courthouse Theatre, this is a can’t miss event!

Tickets are $100 for Friends of the Museum or $110 for Non-Members. Tickets are available for purchase until May 1st, but seats are limited!


1837: The Farmers’ Revolt: Shaw Festival Courthouse Theatre

A handful of immigrant farmers have been struggling for years to turn Upper Canada’s forests into farmland; now they are told that their land has been dished out to government cronies. With William Lyon Mackenzie as their leader, a band of desperate men and women march down Toronto’s Yonge Street.

First seen in 1973, this modern Canadian classic uses a vaudevillian combination of words and music to tell the story of an uprising that paved the way for nationhood.

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Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum

The restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie reveals 500 years of printing technology, amid the authentic ambiance of a period print shop.

Rarest in the museum’s collection is the Louis Roy Press, oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world! A hands-on experience is encouraged with a working linotype and 8 operating heritage presses.

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Mackenzie Printery and the importance of Journalism