The Refinery is Emmanuel in the community

We are dedicated to nurturing and supporting artistic and spiritual growth.

We invite partner organizations, teachers, and artists to work with us to enrich our life experience in our neighbourhood and city.


The Refinery is a vibrant space
and home to a number of neighbourhood groups.  

Contact The Refinery office at (306) 653-3549 to find out more about using our space for your community activity.


Nurture your spirit by taking
one of our creative and inspiring classes!     

To find out more about our classes and to register online Click here 

At The Refinery we continue to work both remotely and onsite - please email The Refinery Office , we are happy to help with class registration.

2024 Winter Class Term

A Thinker's Tea Party - Closed for the season

A community lecture series meant to gather community and share conversation.  Lectures will be hosted in the upper-level theatre space of The Refinery, 609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon.

Winter 2023 Lecture Topics:

January 31 - Women Composers in the Romantic Period with Amanda Lalonde  

This talk explores the lives and work of two musicians: Clara Wieck Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.  Each of these extraordinary women was fortunate to receive an excellent musical education.  However, as women in the nineteenth century, they faced limitations imposed by their families and criticism in the press.  Amanda Lalonde will highlight the originality and freedom of their music.  

February 28 - Race and Stereotypes: Understanding and Addressing Stereotypes in Canada with Scott Thompson

This talk addresses the questions of “what is race?” and “how do we address racial stereotypes?”  It starts out by explaining how widely held ideas about “race” are not supported by scientific evidence, and then explains the history behind the term, and the (non-race) reasons why Europeans were able to conquer and colonize the world.  Special attention is given to Settler / First Nations relations in Canada, and “Indian” stereotypes. 

March 28 - The Bible - What is it? And Where Did it Come From? with William Richards

This presentation offers an overview of the different kinds of writing in the bible, according to the different religious traditions that read it, how those writings have been organized, and how the organization of those writings has evolved. 

There is no cost to attend the lectures, refreshments will be offered - ALL are welcome.  Come and join the conversation!


We offer arts-based programming through our partnership with
On the Boards Staging Company.

Visit to find out about upcoming theatre performances and get tickets online.

All income generated by the Refinery is used to enhance and subsidize programming for the benefit of the community or for community outreach projects.  

Unlike many other arts organizations, we receive no government funding.