Shumiatcher Open Stage

Located adjacent to the University Theatre, the Shumiatcher Open Stage provides a smaller venue with seating for 162. Also known as the Shu-Box, it is specially designed for a variety of performance configurations, from theatre-in-the-round to more traditional stage productions.

It is a teaching theatre and features flexible stage and seating layouts, and professional quality sound and lighting systems.

It is used by the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance for classes, student recitals, guest lecturers and performers. The wider University community also makes use of the theatre for conferences, lectures and awards ceremonies. Community organizations book the theatre regularly for dance, theatre, and music performances and competitions.

The features of this theatre include:

  • Seating expandable from 134-162
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Box office (facility only⁠—client run) 
  • Spacious lobby for post-show receptions.

Onsite parking, including heated underground parking, is available.


To book the Shumiatcher Open Stage, contact the University Theatres Coordinator at 306-585-5648. For more information, refer to Theatre Rental Rates.