Accessibility

Welcome to Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan!
Our Festival Site is located at 948 Spadina Crescent East. We strive to make Shakespeare accessible to all - both the content, the the physical environment. This page can be beneficial to individuals with mobility and hearing concerns as well as those with differently abled bodies. If you do not find the information you were looking for or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 306-653-2300 as we are more than happy to help. 

Wheelchair Seating
Our renovated festival site is fully wheelchair accessible! Every performance has two wheelchair seats + a companion seat available for purchase. These seats can only be sold by contacting our administration office at (306) 653-2300 or our box office at (306) 652-9100 (starting June 13th).  If these seats are not sold 24 hours ahead of performance time, they will be released for general public sale. 

Accessible Seating
If you or your loved one has mobility issues including a walker, difficulty with stairs, or walking long distances, but does not require a wheelchair spot, we recommend booking tickets in the first 3 rows to limit the number of stairs.  We recommend that patrons with any and all accessibility needs call the box office or administration line when purchasing tickets so we can recommend seating choices that will best accommodate your needs. We also recommend arriving early on your performance date to avoid heavy traffic in the parking lot area.

Festival Site Accessibility
Our new courtyard is all stone with rakes between 1-3% but no more than 4.5%. The entire site is accessible by wheelchair. Outdoor surfaces include: stone, crusherdust and ashphalt. The Riverside Deck is also fully accessible for wheelchairs.  All of our service windows are designed for wheelchair users.

Temporary Detour - Use North Gate To Access Box Office During Week Day Hours

Click here to watch a video showing the alternate route

About the Parking Lot
The adjacent parking lot was re-developmed in 2021. It is a city parking lot and subject to hourly limits. There is now an unloading/bus drop off zone, as well as ample wheelchair parking. Please note that there is a small amount of gravel/crusher dust to travel over (3 feet wide) when exiting the parking lot onto the paved path way that leads to our Main Gate. Check out our interative map (best viewed on a lap or desktop) to get a sneak peak of hte site.

Service Animals
Service Animals are allowed and welcomed! If you have any questions or accommodations needed to support your visit please call our office at 306-653-2300 and ask to speak with the Festival Coordinator.

Please note we are not a scent free environment. Individuals with allergies or scent sensitivities may wish to contact the Front of House Staff should the need to move arise.

Hearing Assist
If you would like to make use of one of our Hearing Asset FM headsets (from William Sound) that works with most hearing aids, please ask at the Box Office.

American Sign Language Interpreted Performances
Each of the main stage productions this summer have 2 ASL interpreted performances thanks to the support of the University of Saskatchewan. Click the link below to book your tickets.

Washrooms
The City of Saskatoon just completed the installation of brand new, fully accessible, gender neutral washrooms just outside of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Site! During our Festival season, the washroom are open from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. 

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