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The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Site (now under construction!)

Welcome to Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Metis! You'll find us located in the heart of Saskatoon on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River across the street from Nutrien Playland, near the new Children's Discovery Museum, and just down the path from our friends at Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruises. Nestled between the riverbank and a grove of luscious mature trees, our site is the perfect evening getaway for an evening of theatre, or a drink by the riverbank.  Read our reviews on tripadvisor, or see how we compare with other local attractions on travelmag.

STAGING THE FUTURE Capital Campaign: Planning for the next 30 years and beyond...

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is in the final stages of a $6.5 Million Dollar Capital Campaign and the site redevelopment is currently underway with previews set for July 10, 2020!  The new site will make our operations more efficient and increase safety and accessibility for our patrons.  The redevelopment also means our site will become a four season festival site and open year-round to users of Meewasin Trail.  Key components are a permanent base for performance tent that can be used “open air” year-round, permanent pavilions to house box office, bar, dressing rooms etc, new washrooms, year-round accessibility and Meewasin Trail integration, permanent landscaping with Native plants, and the entire site available for use by partner organizations. Go here to LEARN MORE or DONATE to Staging the Future or conact Alan Long, Director of Marketing and Development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parking

There are a few different places to park at the festival: 

  • The City Hospital Staff Parking lot located on Queen Street
  • The two parking lots located next to the Festival Site
  • The Kinsmen Park parking lot next to the YWCA building
  • The Nutrien Playland parking area

City Hospital's parking lot will be the easiest option for parking, as the lot is available for our patrons after 6:00pm and has enough spots to accommodate most festival patrons. The other three options tend to fill up fast with Nutrien Playland's popularity, so be sure to check City Hospital first before moving on to another option. 

Accessibility

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan's mandate is to be accessible to all; as such, our festival site is accessible for patrons with mobility issues. Special seating is also available for patrons with mobility issues, upon request. For more details on these seats or any other questions about mobility, call the box office at (306) 652-9100 (opens. 

Partners in the Area

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is located in close proximity to a number of other cultural and tourism destinations in the city:

The Prairie Lily offers a $10 discount if you book a Prairie Lily Cruise and a ticket to a Shakespeare performance on the same day.  Check out their Cruisin' to Shakespeare package! 

The Parktown Hotel offers a room and Shakespeare tickets package.  See all of their Exclusive Packages here.

The Meewasin Trail

One of Saskatoon's most well-known pastimes is taking a walk along the Meewasin Trail. The trail runs along both sides of the South Saskatchewan River and incorporates many parks, natural habitats, businesses, and showcases the natural beauty of Saskatoon. We are located along the Meewasin Trail, a mere 5 minute walk from the Parktown Hotel, 20 minutes or less from a wide variety of downtown hotels and restaurants. If you're staying downtown be sure to take a walk down the trail and experience the rich natural beauty that Saskatoon has to offer, and be sure to visit us along the way!

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