Staging the Future Campaign

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has moved forward with a plan supported by our audience, partners and stakeholders to shift our site a bit further North and build a permanent base for our main stage tent and enhanced infrastructures for the festival!  This project has many benefits for your Shakespeare Festival, partner organizations in our area and all the citizens of Saskatoon.  It will:

Our office staff: Ed, Alan, Will and Kristi
  • Substantially increase the dedication of time and resources to the creative, production and rehearsal process by reducing our set up time by approximately 3-5 weeks
  • Expand opportunities to enjoy a longer festival season, which will generate positive economic impact for the organization and the city
  • Increase site accessibility, usership and enjoyment via year-round activity:  Route publicly accessible trails through the site for the approximately 90-160 runners and walkers per hour who utilize and seek peaceful refuge on the Meewasin Trail; Create partnerships and site usage for additional groups, organizations and events
  • Include modern conveniences for performers and staff with off-season storage, a central pavilion to house dressing rooms, green room, and front of house staff area 
  • Add services such as a gift shop, concession, box office, and bar/kitchen 
  • Provide, in partnership with the city, winterized, larger washrooms for the convenience of off-season users of the site and trail
  • Enhance safety and accessibility features like upgraded pathways and a drop-off loop 
  • Include opportunities for future expansion

Making the site more accessible year-round for activities, user partners and the public just makes sense. At the same time it will support the “winter city strategy” of the City of Saskatoon. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is working toward a transformed site for the 2020 season!

To contribute to our $3 Million Dollar Capital Campaign, please download and fill out this Pledge Form.  If you download the file and open it with Adobe, it is a fillable pdf form.  Please Print/Mail or email attention: Ed Mendez, Operations Manager P. O. Box 1646 Station Main, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 3R8,



  • Rick EwenChair
  • Vic DuboisVice Chair
  • Angie FergussonTreasurer
  • Karen HaywardSecretary


  • Sheldon Born
  • James Davie
  • Jeff Dumba
  • Julia Ewing
  • Leslie Fenyes
  • Mike Furi
  • Carey Hyndman
  • Corinne McKay
  • Joanne Rochester

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