IATSE Local 828 Organizes Scenic Art Department at Shaw Festival

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO – IATSE Local 828, with the assistance of the International, has been met with success in its efforts to certify scenic artists at the Shaw Festival. A certification vote was held last week and Local 828 was thrilled with the decisive victory.

The Shaw Festival opened its doors in 1962 and operates out of four theatres: the 856-seat Festival Theatre, the 327-seat Court House Theatre, the 328-seat Royal George Theatre and the new 176-seat Studio Theatre. The Festival produces 10 to 12 plays each season, with over 800 performances in the four theatres, to audiences totaling roughly 300,000 people.

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