Welcome to Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan!
Our Festival Site is located at 948 Spadina Crescent East. We strive to make Shakespeare accessible to as many individuals as we can – both the content, and 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.
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 19th). If these seats are not sold 24 hours ahead of performance time, they will be released for general public sale.
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.
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 the site.
On August 12th and 13th, we are offering ASL-interpreted performances for the Deaf and hearing-impaired members of our community. The performances of Romeo + Juliet and As You Like It on these days will feature real-time ASL interpretation by a team of qualified interpreters, working alongside the action of the play. There is a specific section reserved for the Deaf and hearing-impaired members of our community who would like to attend these performances. When buying your tickets, ensure you are choosing the “ASL” performance of the show you are hoping to attend. For more information, or if you have any questions about booking your seat, please reach out to the Box Office Manager at [email protected].
Thank you to Difference Interpreters!
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 Company Manager.
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.
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.
We have Pay What You Choose performances for each production to increase economic accessibility.
ALL performances of the world premiere of The Dark Lady by Jessica B. Hill, in partnership with Shakespeare in the Ruins out of Winnipeg, will be Pay What You Choose!
We are making this commitment to economically accessible performances in 2023 in response to the challenging economic times we are all facing. Patrons can select their own ticket price with a minimum price of $10 per ticket (plus service fee & taxes).