There is magic in storytelling. And, we want everyone to share in that magic.

We strive to make the Fringe Festival welcoming and accessible for everyone. To assist patrons with accessibility concerns we partnered with CRIPSiE (the Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton) and the Sustainable, Political, Accessible Communities of Edmonton Project to provide an overview of our venues.

Find detailed Festival venue information here. If you have any updates or questions please contact us at communications@fringetheatre.ca

Wheelchair Accessibility

Patrons requiring a wheelchair stall ticket to a show must secure their ticket at the Box Office in person or by phone. General admission tickets purchased online do not guarantee wheelchair stall availability.

Disabled Adult Transit Service (DATS) Drop Off

The DATS drop off is located on the east side of 103 ST just north of Whyte Ave. This area is designated. More information about DATS is provided by the City of Edmonton here.

Accessibility Specifications

ATB Financial Arts Barns

The ATB Financial Arts Barns is operated by Fringe Theatre, and is home to three venues: Westbury Theatre, Backstage Theatre, and the Studio Theatre.

Our staff are available to assist you. If you need help or require extra time getting to your seat just ask any team member for assistance.

The ATB Financial Arts Barns is wheelchair accessible for all public spaces. This includes the lobby, box office, gendered washrooms, rehearsal spaces, and theatres.

  • Box office and entrance to the theatre is located outside and on the north side of the ATB Financial Arts Barns.
  • If coming from the west side of the building there are rail tracks on the path to the theatre. There is also a small lip in the concrete in front of the venue.
  • Both should be approached with care.
  • Main entrance to the theatre is accessible, with a 32” width clearance.
  • Reserved accessible seating is available in the front of the risers, or in some configurations at 29” high cabaret tables.
  • Gendered washrooms are accessible and have clearance for a 32”w x 32”h chair.
  • Washroom signs have braille.
  • The theatre is air conditioned.
  • The theatre entrance is accessible with a 32” width clearance.
  • Gendered washrooms are accessible and have clearance for 32”w x 32”h chair.
  • The theatre is air conditioned.
  • Box office and theatre are located through the main entrance of the ATB Financial Arts Barns.
  • Area around ATB Financial Arts Barns is quite flat.
  • No stairs or ramps to get into the building or the theatre.
  • Doors into ATB Financial Arts Barns are a 34” width.
  • Entrance to Westbury Theatre is a 32” width.
  • Accessible seating is available on either side of the front row.
  • Gendered washrooms are available down the hall of the main lobby on the northeast side of the theatre.
  • Washrooms are accessible and have clearance for a 32”w x 32”h chair.
  • The theatre is air conditioned.
Festival Accessibility

Find out more about accessibility of Fringe Festival venues here.

Audio or Visual Assistance for Patrons

For recommendations for shows suitable for visually and hearing impaired patrons please contact us at communications@fringetheatre.ca