Globe Theatre is Canada's only permanent theatre in the round.
Globe Theatre is a national centre of excellence in the production of theatre-in-the-round. Globe is one of the largest arts organizations in Saskatchewan and one of the largest regional theatres in the country with a permanent staff of 25 administrative, technical and artistic employees. In a typical year, Globe employs over 290 artists on a contract basis. With a committment to diversity, Globe ensures there is representation in women, local, and Indigenous people.
We respect and honour the Treaties, we acknowledge the harms of the past, and we are committed to moving forward with Indigenous Nations in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration. We are all Treaty people.
To entertain, educate and engage in the art of professional theatre through producing high quality performances, providing theatre education and serving as a valuable part of the Regina community.
Values & Beliefs
- Exceptional Service: We are committed to providing exceptional service and entertainment to our patrons and our community.
- Quality Theatre: We value the production of theatre that is of exceptional quality, originality and creativity.
- Inclusion: We believe in an inclusive organizational culture in which all staff and volunteers are appreciated, respected and recognized and know our people are essential to our success.
- Diversity: We are an organization that values the diversity of the people of Saskatchewan.
- We are Treaty People: We are a theatre committed to advancing the process of reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous people.
Founded in 1966 by Ken and Sue Kramer, Globe Theatre was Saskatchewan's first professional theatre company. More than fifty years later, Globe Theatre is the province's largest performing arts organization and the regional theatre for Regina and southern Saskatchewan. The theatre is housed in the Prince Edward Building in downtown Regina, a designated heritage site that was built in 1906 as the Regina Post Office and RCMP headquarters and later became City Hall. The theatre took over the second and third floors of the building in 1981. In 2014, Globe Theatre purchased The Prince Edward Building, which had been its rented home for more than thirty years.
Susan Ferley was appointed Artistic Director of Globe Theatre in 1990 and provided the company with strong leadership and stability over her eight-year tenure. Ruth Smillie was appointed the Artistic Director and CEO of Globe Theatre in 1998. Then in 2019, Jaime Boldt took over as the newest Artistic Director.
Globe Theatre programs two stages: a 406 seat theatre-in-the-round Main Stage and a 100 seat black box space where the theatre produces the Sandbox Series, a showcase for new work, emerging artists, and experimental theatre. The 6-play Main Stage program includes at least three Canadian plays each season. The theatre also programs a ‘special event’ at the Casino Regina Show Lounge and, between 2013-2016, a provincial tour. The theatre sells between 60,000 and 70,000 tickets each season. The practice of producing a Main Stage season in-the-round is a challenging and exhilarating process that fires up the imaginations of the artists who work at Globe Theatre.
Globe theater today.
Globe Theatre is currently undergoing a $30 million dollar rennovation to re-vamp its location in the heart of downtown Regina. During this time, we are planning performances in different venues around the city. Make sure to follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter so you can be the first to know about new show announcements.
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