Wheelchair Accessibility

All theatres in the ATB Financial Arts Barns are Wheelchair Accessible.

Book a Wheelchair Stall Ticket:

  • In person: Box Office in the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue NW)
  • By phone: 780-409-1910
  • General admission tickets purchased online do not guarantee wheelchair stall availability.

DATS Drop-off

The DATS drop-off location is on the east side of 103 Street, just north of Whyte Ave. This area is signed and the parking meters have been fitted with hoods.

Venue Accessibility Specifications

CRIPSiE [Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton] and The SPACE Project [Sustainable, Political, Accessible Communities of Edmonton] have provided this accessibility feedback on the Theatres in the ATB Financial Arts Barns to assist patrons.

Front of House employees are there to assist. They are responsible for opening and closing the doors to the theatres and directing patrons to appropriate seating. If patrons require extra time getting to their seats, we ask them to please identify themselves to these employees.

Westbury Theatre
  • Main Box Office: Lobby of ATB Financial Arts Barns next to Westbury Theatre
  • Area around ATB Financial Arts Barns is quite flat
  • No stairs or ramps to get into building or Westbury Theatre
  • Doors into ATB Financial Arts Barns: 34”
  • Entrance to Westbury Theatre: 32”
  • Accessible seating: either side of front row
  • Main washrooms for Box Office and Westbury Theatre: on east side of Westbury Theatre, off main lobby
  • Men’s and women’s washrooms are accessible; clearance for 32” x 32” chair
  • Air conditioned: Yes
The Backstage Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns
  • There are rail tracks on the path to the Backstage Theatre and a small lip in the concrete in front of the venue, both of which need to be approached with care
  • Accessible entrance: main entrance with 32” clearance
  • Reserved accessible seating: front of risers and at cabaret tables [29” high] at front
  • Men’s and women’s washrooms are accessible; clearance for 32” x 32” chair
  • Washroom signs have braille
  • Air conditioned: Yes
PCL Studio Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns
  • Accessible entrance: main entrance with 32” clearance
  • Men’s and women’s washrooms are accessible; clearance for 32” x 32” chair
  • Air conditioned: Yes
Walterdale Theatre
  • No stairs or curbs to venue from Festival site
  • Accessible entrance: main entrance with 36” clearance
  • Accessible seating: front row
  • Men’s and women’s washrooms have stalls to accommodate 32” x 32” chair; however, washrooms themselves are quite tight
  • Air conditioned: No
  • This venue is equipped with a hearing assist system. T Coil hearing assistance system will be activated for all performances in this venue. As well, there will be a few headsets for those whose hearing aids are not compatible available at the theatre, on a first come, first serve basis. To access the system, please ask your Front of House volunteers who will notify the technicians
Academy at King Edward
  • Path to entrance from the Festival site is quite difficult. There are no curb cuts on the block that this venue is on
  • It is recommended to take the curb cut in front of King Edward School and move along the street to the entrance of the Academy at King Edward
  • Accessible entrance: main entrance with ramp. Door is 27 ½”; wheel base measurement is 33”.
  • There is an alternate entrance for patrons who are not able to access the venue via the front ramp. This entrance brings patrons through the backstage area and has a doorway transition of 3 1/4”. We request that patrons identify their requirements to a FOH volunteer and allow an additional 2 minutes to enter the venue if using this alternate entrance
  • Accessible seating: front of theatre
  • No accessible washrooms
    Air conditioned: No
King Edward Elementary School
  • This venue is not accessible
Yardbird Suite
  • No stairs or curbs on path to venue from Festival site
  • Accessible entrance: main entrance with small lip of 1” and ¾” at main entrance
  • Accessible seating: on aisles at back of theatre
  • Men’s and women’s washrooms are accessible. Stalls require patrons to back in
  • Washroom signs have braille
  • Air conditioned: No
Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
  • No stairs or curbs on path to venue from Festival site
  • Patron will need to cross railway tracks if coming from behind ATB Financial Arts Barns
  • Accessible entrance: main entrance with 32” clearance
  • Accessible seating: center of front row
  • Men’s and women’s washrooms are accessible
  • Women’s washroom requires patron to turn a corner measuring 44” x 4 ft.
  • Air conditioned: Yes

Audio or Visual Assistance for Patrons

  • Unfortunately, we do not have hearing assistance or captioning technologies available in the ATB Financial Arts Barns theatres
  • For recommendations for shows suitable for visually and hearing impaired patrons, please email: communications@fringetheatre.ca