Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rainbow Stage (Kildonan Park, Winnipeg)

Designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Smith Carter and Katelnikoff, and constructed between 1951 and 1952, Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park gets the name from its semi-circular shape. A dome over the theatre was added in 1970.

A laminated timber arch at the site is a replica of one that supported the original roof over the old stage, from 1954 until it was replaced in 1986. A commemorative plaque was dedicated at a ceremony on 22 June 1988.

Postcard view of Rainbow Stage

Postcard view of Rainbow Stage (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2021-0065

Rainbow Stage

Rainbow Stage (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Rainbow Stage

Rainbow Stage (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Rainbow Stage replica arch

Rainbow Stage replica arch (December 2018)
Source: George Penner

Rainbow Stage commemorative plaque

Rainbow Stage commemorative plaque (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.94152, W97.10003
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Smith Carter and Katelnikoff / Smith Carter Architects and Engineers / Architecture49


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 18 December 2022

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