John Rayner Community Stage


Address : Elizabethan Village





The John Rayner Community Stage is home to a FREE Series of Events, providing opportunities for artists and community groups to share new material with our patrons and the public. Our stage has featured all sorts of performances over the years including Irish dancers, play readings, spoken word poetry, bands, hoola hoopers, fire dancers, and many more! The Community Stage is the central hub for our Community Series Events featuring 80 - 100 artists in more than 50 performance time slots throughout the season. Our gates open at 5 pm daily for Happy Hour at Sir Toby's Tavern, and performances begin between 6:00 and 6:30pm Tuesday through Sunday, and also at noon on Sunday afternoons before the main stage matinee. 

  • We Need Performers! Every spring we look for a variey of artists who would like to perform on our Community Stage.  Email our Community Series Producer in June 2019 at to apply to perform!
  • In Conversation Series: offers pre-show chats related to Shakespeare and often deal directly with the performances shown immediately after. 
  • Saskatchewan Writer's Guild Reading Series: Every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:15 pm during the festival run beginning July 10, 2019. These readings are free for everyone!

In 2019 the Community Stage is sponsored by John Rayner, Senior Wealth Advisor, Scotia Wealth Management and funded in part by Sask Lotteries through the City of Saskatoon Community Grant Program. 

  • Happy Hour 5-7:30PM everyday!
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