Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Mandate
Vision: To make the experience of Shakespeare enriching and accessible to all.
Mission: To mount professional productions of plays by William Shakespeare and other related works, and to celebrate the skills and talents of Saskatchewan artists, in a manner accessible to all.
To maintain our identity as a summer festival while exploring other venues for performance
To be professional
To employ local artists
To maintain fiscal responsibility
To be accessible
To provide opportunities for other local performers
To recognize the educational opportunities and benefits that Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan can provide.
About SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN FESTIVAL INC
Incorporated in 1985, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. continues to provide exciting contemporary and traditional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Under the vision of Artistic Producer Will Brooks, two full-length plays are performed in repertory by professional artists, in large tents on the banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon. Each season, our barren riverbank perch is amazingly transformed into a summer cultural oasis combining mainstage performances with numerous festive activities. Medieval Feasts, workshops, tours, special matinees and the Community Stage offer great variety for our patrons. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s nationally acclaimed festival draws patrons from Saskatoon, across Canada, and around the world.
What People Are Saying
"Our city is blessed to have such a beautiful setting for theatre in a tent. We enjoyed a perfect summer evening in August for the last performance of Merry Wives of Windsor. "
— Happy Travellers Sask, Read More
"I hadn’t been to SotS for decades and returned to see Hamlet with my 18 year old son. It was a lovely experience from entering the grounds! The performers for Hamlet were incredible and I wept at the ending! This is truly a Saskatoon experience that should be on your summer bucket list!"
— Trina C, Read More