Leaky roof causes Saskatoon theatre to close for the summer

The curtain will close for Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre on June 24, as the non-profit replaces part of the roof over the summer.

The theatre’s executive director Breanne Harmon said the roof has had issues with leaking over the past decade.

“There is so much trapped water within the membrane and the insulation that we have no choice but to do a full roof replacement,” Harmon told CTV News on Wednesday.

She said an architect told her when the theatre was built nearly two decades ago, the roofing material commonly used at the time was not made to withstand Saskatchewan’s extreme temperatures.


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Note from Persephone Theatre: We would like to make it clear, Persephone will have limited access during renovations. Theatre School and other scheduled programs in other areas of the building will continue as planned this summer and the general public will have access again when the 50th season begins in September. Thank you to Malcolm and Marilyn Leggett, who have committed to donate $300,000 over three years – 2023, 2024 and 2025 – to kick off Persephone’s capital campaign, and are inviting others to join them in the pursuit of a new roof. You can also make a gift by emailing our development officer Jory McKay at [email protected]

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