The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Site
Welcome to Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Metis! You'll find us located in the heart of Saskatoon: right on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River across the street from PotashCorp Playland, near the former Mendel Art Gallery, 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.
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 Potashcorp 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 PotashCorp Playland's popularity, so be sure to check City Hospital first before moving on to another option.
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.
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 Riverboat Cruises
- Living Sky Cafe
- PotashCorp Playland
- The Ukrainian Museum of Canada
The Prairie Lily will be working together with us to present a discounted ticket package for the summer! With this package, you can enjoy a riverboat cruise at 4pm, head to Living Sky Cafe for a quick bite at 5:15, and head to our Community Stage at 6:30 for a quick drink before our show! For more information, check out Prairie Lily Riverboat Cruises and Living Sky Cafe. As a side-note, Living Sky's full menu is available for viewing on their website, and all food from Living Sky can be ordered to go. Living Sky Cafe will be open until 6:00pm to accommodate our patrons coming off the cruise, and anyone else looking for a quick meal, so be sure to check them out!
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 12 minute walk from the Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon's Castle on the River. 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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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Rick EwenChair
- Eric ClineVice-Chair
- Angie FergussonTreasurer
- Karen HaywardSecretary