Persephone Theatre forced to fundraise to replace leaky roof

By Vanese M. Ferguson

Jun 19, 2024 | 12:04 PM

Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre has kicked off $2 million, over three years, fundraising campaign for a three-stage roof repair. The theatre has been in the building since it was built 17 years ago and Breanne Harmon, the executive director at Persephone, says a very common material for the time was used in the rigid roof installation which has proven to be incompatible with Saskatchewan weather. It expands in hot summer weather and contracts in the cold winter which has created gaps. The lack of flexibility in the material is considered a roof assembly failure.


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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