We strive to make theatre accessible for everyone. We partner with CRIPSiE (the Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton) Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, and Voice of Albertans with Disabilities to provide an overview of the venues available at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns. 

We are working on a comprehensive accessibility plan for all fringe patrons, artists, and volunteers. If you have ideas or feedback, please let us know by emailing hello@fringetheatre.ca.

ACCESSIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS 

HEARING ASSISTANCE 

Our main box office and all our theatres in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns are equipped with hearing loops (T-Coil Loops) for patrons with hearing loss. These loops transmit directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant electromagnetically, with no extra equipment. To use the system: 

  1. Ask your hearing aid provider to activate your t-coil function. 
  1. When you arrive at the theatre, switch your hearing aid to your t-coil function and adjust the volume as needed. 

Those without hearing aids can also utilize a portable headset receiver. Units are available to rent for free by emailing box office: boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Relaxed performances are specifically altered to be sensitive to patrons who might benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with a wide range of social, sensory, or educational needs. A minimum of two performances for every show in the Fringe Theatre Season are designated as relaxed performances. All relaxed performance tickets are 100% Offer What You Will.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES
FRINGE SEASON – ASL & RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Evandalism
November 15-27, 2022 | Backstage Theatre
ASL Interpreted Shows: November 16, 17, & 22
Relaxed Performances: November 16 & 22

Freaky Green Eyes
January 10-22, 2023 | Backstage Theatre
ASL Interpreted Shows: January 11, 14 (2PM matinee), & 17
Relaxed Performances: January 11 & 17

Boy Trouble
May 16-27, 2023 | Studio Theatre
ASL Interpreted Shows: January 11, 12, & 17
Relaxed Performances: January 11 & 17

‘PRE-BOARDING’ FOR PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELS OR DON’T WANT TO NAVIGATE STAIRS 

For people who need extra time or specific seating, are strongly encouraged to go to the front of the line.  Please inform the Front of House staff and they will assist you.  

WHEELCHAIR STALL INFO 

All our theatres in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns are wheelchair accessible. Patrons requiring a wheelchair stall must secure their ticket at the box office in person or by phone (780-409-1910). General admission tickets purchased online do not guarantee wheelchair stall availability.  

CHAIRS 

Chair information for each venue has been added to the venue descriptions and information below. Please contact us if you require a different chair (arms/no arms, more sturdy, etc.) and we will do our best to accommodate. 

CERTIFIED SERVICE DOGS 

In accordance with Alberta legislation, certified service dogs can go anywhere their humans go. We ask that you keep your non-certified pets at home. 

ACCESSIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS

Below is accessibility information for each venue within the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns.

The Fringe Theatre Arts Barns is wheelchair accessible for all public spaces. This includes the lobby, box office, gendered washrooms, cafe, and theatres. This is right on site grounds and not available with close parking. 

  • Box office and theatre are located through the main entrance of the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns. 
  • Area around Fringe Theatre Arts Barns is quite flat. 
  • No stairs or ramps to get into the building or the theatre. 
  • Doors into Fringe Theatre 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.
  • 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. 
  • Chairs: the chairs have arms and some padding. Chair measurements are: depth 17.5 inch by 17.5 inches wide, and height (floor to seat): 18.25 inches  
  • Box office and entrance to the theatre is located outside and on the north side of the Fringe Theatre 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.
  • Washrooms are accessible and have clearance for a 32”w x 32”h chair. 
  • Washroom signs have braille.
  • The theatre is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: the chairs have arms and some padding. Chair measurements are: depth 17.5 inch by 17.5 inches wide, and height (floor to seat): 18.25 inches  
  • The theatre entrance has a 32” width clearance and a 90 degree turn to get into the theatre 
  • This venue is equipped with a hearing assist system. T Coil hearing assistance system (for use with some hearing aids) 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 
  • Emergency bathrooms are available down the Studio A-B theatre. Bathrooms have a 32” clearance 
  • The theatre is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: the chairs have arms and some padding. Chair measurements are: depth 17.5 inch by 17.5 inches wide, and height (floor to seat): 18.25 inches  

If you have any updates or questions, please contact us at hello@fringetheatre.ca