The Friends of The Broadway Theatre is a non-profit, community-based organization with charitable status, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Saskatoon's historic Broadway Theatre, a civically and federally recognized heritage building. The Theatre is a 430-seat venue for live music, film, dance, theatre and both community and private events, and it plays a significant role as a community arts and culture centre.
Our Vision: To be a leader and builder of arts and culture within our community, and to be a leader and builder of community through arts and culture.
Our Mission: To educate, entertain, inspire and include our community through diverse artistic and cultural initiatives, organizational leadership and presence.
Our Values: Accessibility, Community & Staff, Healthy, Respectful & Safe Organizational Environment, Creativity, Engagement & Innovation, Reconciliation, Ethical Leadership, and Inclusiveness.
The Broadway Theatre acknowledges that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional territory of First Nations and homeland of the Metis. We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that we have the ability to continue gathering and creating in this place.
The Broadway Theatre is a Safe Space.
The Broadway Theatre staff, board and volunteers commit to creating and supporting a safe, inclusive environment for everyone in our community. We commit to anti-oppression language and behaviour and to honour diversity in age, race, ancestry, religion and spirituality, sex, gender identity, nation of origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and ability.
The Broadway Theatre will ensure that all persons at our events will be treated with respect, and will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or assault of any kind.
Acts of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, harassment or any other violation of human rights will be addressed promptly.
If you experience this kind of behaviour, please let a staff member know.
It's Your Broadway Theatre. Please respect it, or be asked to leave.
During operating hours and during any Broadway Theatre event, a staff member is available and accessible to help you. This person is a safe option to talk to, and is here for assistance if you feel our anti-oppression guidelines are not being respected.
If you are feeling vulnerable and are not comfortable addressing those who are threatening the safety of the space, staff will assist you so that you find safe transport to your destination.
Thank you for helping us keep The Broadway events safe for everyone in our community.
From The Broadway Theatre Team
715 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B3
(306) 652-6556 ext 2
Monday – Friday 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Evening hours vary, consult our calendar for more information.
Lenore Maier (she/her) - Lenore is an arts organizer, administrator and musician based in Saskatoon, SK, on Treaty 6 Territory. She is currently a Festival Director of The Salt Shaker Music Festival in Manitou Beach and has worked for other music and film festivals including the Saskatoon One Take Super 8 Event, Regina Folk Festival and Swamp Fest. Lenore holds a Master of Public Health and a BA International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, and she plays drums and sings in Saskatoon surf pop band The Garrys. Lenore is passionate about the Arts and Community Health, specifically where those two realms intersect.
Aryn Otterbein (she/her) - Aryn is a Māori-Irish settler living in Saskatoon, dedicated to fostering community through the creation of inclusive spaces. With over a decade of involvement at the Broadway Theatre, she has played various roles, from working in concession and the box office to eventually becoming the Artistic Director. Looking to the future, she aims to contribute further to Saskatchewan's unparalleled artistic, cultural, and entertainment landscape by continuing to curate exceptional and accessible programming. A volunteer and board member with Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon and Ness Creek Music Festival, Aryn adores the astonishing power of music, art, and community.
Scott Hamilton (he/him) - Scott has been the Film Programmer and mulish pillar for all things cinema at the Broadway since 2013 in addition to acting as occasional live talent booker, apprentice projectionist, and begrudging custodian when the right mess presents itself. Outside of the Broadway’s hallowed halls Scott is known for his sonic exploits with the groups KEN mode (with whom he has been nominated for two Junos), Adolyne and Grey Light District among others. If it isn’t art, he probably doesn’t have time for it.
Aiden McRorie Wilson (she/her) - Growing up, Aiden dreamed of being “on Broadway” someday. Now, she can proudly say that yes, she is – and is thrilled to be contributing to the growth of one of the best and brightest organizations Saskatchewan has to offer. Since starting as a popcorn-scooper in early 2019, Aiden’s involvement with The Broadway Theatre has taken many shapes and names, but she now holds the coveted title of Rentals Manager. A strong passion for music and a willingness to learn almost anything have aided her while learning the ropes of non-profit theatre-dom, while still making time to play guitar and sing at any given opportunity.
Holly Gilroy (she/her) - Holly is pumped to be the Operations Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at the Broadway Theatre. The theatre has quickly become home to Holly, as she thrives in the local music scene. From attending shows to hosting Principal Prairie (a community radio show featuring local Sask music) to writing music reviews for Cups N Cakes and Exclaim! magazine, music and community are the driving force behind her. When she’s not admiring other’s music, she can usually be found screeching away learning the fiddle or playing tunes with pals.
Tanner Bayne (he/him) - Tanner wears a few hats around here. Whether you've called the office, attended a show, read our newsletter, or visited the theatre, there's a good chance you've seen or heard from him. With a background in non-profit communications and marketing, it fits that he's our most talkative teammate! Growing up in the GSA (The Greater Saskatoon Area, he's trying to make it a thing), Tanner hoped he would end up working and living along the province's top artistic hub, Broadway Ave. Well, his hopes came true, and while some might say he spends too much time around here, that doesn't bother him in the slightest.
Colin McGuirk McNeil (he/him) - Colin was hired as the building manager in the summer of 2022. He is a Journeyman Carpenter, with some IT experience, and a lifelong immersion in art and music. Working at the Broadway Theatre has allowed Colin to fulfill a life long search for a workplace that’s primary function is to give a platform to diverse artistic and cultural communities. He is excited for the opportunity to continue to learn and grow alongside some of Saskatoon’s finest creative minds, and if something is broken, he will probably at least try to fix it.
John Lou has served as the projectionist at The Broadway Theatre since 1979 (we think). Bringing wisdom, authority and dry humour to each new day, this champion of the cinema has run everything from heavy 35mm film reels all the way to new-age online streaming services. Can you imagine how many Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings this guy has sat through?! John is as mysterious as he is kind, considerate and full of heart, and The Broadway is endlessly grateful to have John's support on all things film-related. If you see him at a screening or behind the concession counter, be sure to thank him for his many years of service!.
These photos were kindly provided by Emma Love Photography
Nikesh Madhar (he/him) - loves that he can be part of an organization that contributes to the culture of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. After moving to Saskatoon, Nikesh made the Broadway Theatre his home for all things cult film and indie music. The Broadway Theatre is the best place to see both local and world-class talent in a space that feels like home. The energy in the building is always outstanding. Nikesh is excited to give back to his community and work with a great team to make the Broadway Theatre the best it can be!
Sarah MacDonald (she/her) - has loved the Broadway Theatre since her university days when it was her go-to movie theatre. She left Saskatoon for grad studies and to work overseas for nine years, but upon returning, she was thrilled to see how the Theatre had flourished. Raised in a culture-rich home and having worked as an arts reporter and writer, Sarah believes art in all its forms is an essential part of life. She hopes to use her international experience, media expertise, and cross-cultural connections to help the Theatre enrich the lives of more people in Saskatoon.
Shreya Pahwa (she/her) - grew up attending screenings of Bollywood movies at the Broadway with her family and saw first hand how it can become a gathering place for members of the Saskatoon community. Indulging in many live music shows and movie screenings since then, she felt strongly in supporting the Broadway achieve its vision. Shreya is currently studying to become a CPA and is also a digital and IRL community builder that believes in supporting local endeavours.
Matthew Casey Gaunt (he/him) - Casey moved to Saskatoon from the US in 2006 to work at the vet school at the University of Saskatchewan. Shortly afterwards, he met his partner Joe and settled here in Saskatoon. Casey has always lived in the Broadway area since coming to Saskatoon, and the Broadway Theatre has given him so many opportunities to see different parts of the community, really helping him to feel like he belongs here in Saskatoon. Casey left the U of S in 2016 and now travels around Canada for work, which takes him away from Saskatoon quite a bit. Being a part of the board of the Broadway Theatre makes Casey feel like he’s always at home, even while away. He loves being able to help in a small way to bringing entertainment and culture to Saskatoon and is looking forward to many more years of enjoyment of the Broadway Theatre and its programming.
Tara Kyle (she/her) - comes from a large family of musicians, actors and artists, with arts & culture being an integral part of her upbringing. When Tara moved to Saskatoon in the early 90's the Broadway area always drew her in; from the people, to the culture, to the venues, to the history it holds within this beautiful city of ours. As a proud First Nations person, she is excited to be able to help build the arts & culture within our communities through the vision and mission of The Broadway Theatre.
Senos Timon - Senos Timon is a visionary grassroots leader, community builder, organizer, advocate for social justice, and humanitarian from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Born and raised in South Sudan, Senos is passionate about community-building, Truth and Reconciliation, advocating for marginalized communities, and a just and equitable society for all. Senos has over 20 years of experience in non-profit organizations, community and international development, capacity building, community leadership, and administration. He also has years of experience in the service industry. He uses his strong people skills to build relationships, including working with Indigenous people, to help communities grow together.
Noel Roche - Saskatoon has been home for Noel and his family since 1986. He recently retired from a very rewarding career in pre-K -12 education. Noel enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle and particularly enjoys summers in Saskatoon. He enjoys the arts scene in Saskatoon and really likes attending live music concerts. Noel is in his second year on the Broadway Theatre board and strongly believes that the theatre enriches the life of Saskatoon.
Stephen Cooley (he/him)– Stephen Cooley was born and raised in Saskatoon and joined The Broadway Theatre's Board of Directors in Spring 2022. He has an English degree from the U of S and a Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. By day, Stephen is an intellectual property lawyer with a small firm in Toronto. He is an avid cyclist and music enthusiast, with a long-held love for Saskatoon's vibrant live music scene. Stephen can usually be found strolling the Broadway area with his Boston Terrier, riding along the riverbank trails on his bike, or bobbing his head in the crowd at a local concert.
Jensine Emeline (they/she) - Jensine Emeline is a theatre designer, stage manager, and arts administrator from Saskatoon and an alumnus from the U of S drama department. Select costume designs include The Revolutionists (Persephone Theatre), and The Penelopiad (Ferre Play, Winner - Saskatoon & Area Theatre Award 2020). They joined the board at the Broadway Theatre to bring an artists' perspective to such a brilliant and multi-disciplinary venue and community. They are endlessly grateful to be able to work in and share their passion for the arts and community in and around Saskatoon.
Emily Sutherland - Emily was born and raised in Saskatoon and loves the city. She received her degree in English from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016 and went on to complete her Juris Doctor degree in 2019. She grew up around the arts scene in Saskatoon, and the Broadway was a major part of her upbringing. She enjoys reading, classic movies, buying too many plants, and hanging out with her cat, Molly.
Kishore Gali - Kishore likes Broadway theatre for echoing with music, drama and dance and serving as a cultural heart of this city. He believes in Broadway’s role in strengthening cultural diversity of this city and help to learn from one another. Originally from India, Kishore volunteered for few organizations in Saskatoon for promotion of arts and culture and is excited to volunteer for Broadway Theatre as a board member.
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