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Rainbow Stage

In Kildonan Park
tickets available from
Pantages Playhouse Theatre
180 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
telephone: 204-989-5261

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rainbow stage Rainbow Stage is Canada's longest-surviving outdoor theatre, located in the natural setting of Kildonan Park.

It opened 7 July 1954 presenting operettas and musicals using local performers. In 1956 the Winnipeg Summer Theatre Association was founded to administer the theatre, and in 1966 the non-profit organization Rainbow Stage Inc was chartered, with Jack Shapira (a popular Winnipeg band leader in the 1950s) as executive producer. Shapira was credited with much of the theatre's long-term success. He resigned in 1988 as a result of financial improprieties. Ken Peter has been the executive producer since 1998. A triodetic dome was constructed over the theatre in 1970. In 1986, the final phase of a three-phase renovation project was completed.

Since its inception, and with the opening of its first production, Rainbow Stage has been a key figure within the Manitoba arts community, and a leader in the staging of quality theatrical productions.