We strive to make theatre accessible for everyone. We do our best to provide as much complete information as possible. If the information posted below does not match your experience, we would love to hear from you. We like to think we are subject to instant improvement! Please note: some venues are operated by third-party producers. Questions? Comments? We’re here to listen! Please contact us at: hello@fringetheatre.ca. 

Neighbourhood Renewal
While we do our best to stay up-to-date with City construction plans leading up to and during Festival, Neighbourhood Renewal is ongoing and sometimes unpredictable. Because of this, we are not always aware of the status of sidewalks, curbs, and pathways. If there is an issue with the Festival site, please contact us at hello@fringetheatre.ca. 

Accessibility

Looking for additional accessibility information? Please visit fringetheatre.ca/accessibility for more information on booking a T-Coil Loop, wheelchair information, DATS, and other accessibility supports available.

Location: Fringe Theatre Arts Barns – 10330 84 Avenue 

  • 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  

Location: Fringe Theatre Arts Barns – 10330 84 Avenue 

  • 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  

Location: Fringe Theatre Arts Barns – 10330 84 Avenue 

  • 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   

Location: On the Festival grounds! 10322 83 Avenue 

  • Wheelchair Accessible 
  • Due to fixed seating wheelchair seating is only on the ground floor. Front of House and technicians can set up chairs for people to sit with their group
  • Washrooms available for audience use: washrooms slightly tight turn around for chair users
  • Hearing loop available in right part of venue, available through Front of House 
  • Venue is air conditioned 
  • Chairs: Loose chairs without arms and minimal padding are available for ground level seating. Please contact Front of House directly. Measurement of grey chair: 16.5 inch width, 16.25 inch depth and 18 ½ tall. Auditorium chairs: 17 depth by 17 width and 18 tall 

Location: 10433 83 Ave 

  • Wheelchair Accessible 
  • Accessible, gender neutral washroom available for audience use 
  • Entrance to venue at main entrance up ramp that gets more narrow at the top but still has 34” clearance 
  • Movable seating on floor level for accessible seating 
  • 1 wheelchair seat available per performance 
  • Venue is air conditioned
  • Chairs: folding plastic chairs without arms (the type at gymnasiums). Measurement: 15 width by 15.5 depth and height: 17 inches  

Location: 8529 103 St NW 

  • Wheelchair Accessible however there is an uneven sidewalk when entering 
  • Upon entry there is a steeply sloped ramp, then the rest of the venue is on a level grade, with a 32” width clearance with the exception of a  
  • Accessible seating is on stage level. 
  • All-gender washrooms available for audience use. 
  • Barrier-free wheelchair accessible washroom with clearance for 32” by 32” chair. 
  • Wheelchair accessible washroom door opens out, away from the toilet. 
  • Signage is large and well lit. 
  • Reserved accessible parking available. 
  • Transit accessible and closest transit stop: Stop #2864 – 102 St and 82 Ave. 
  • Chairs: folding plastic chairs without arms (the type at gymnasiums). Measurement: 15 width by 15.5 depth and height: 17 inches Sturdy plush chairs available upon request 

Location: 11 Tommy Banks Way 

  • Wheelchair Accessible. 
  • No stairs or curbs on path to venue from Fringe site. 
  • Entrance to venue through main entrance with small lip of 1” and ¾” at main entrance. 
  • Accessible seating located on aisles at back of theatre. 
  • Gendered washrooms are accessible. Stalls require patrons to back in. 
  • Washroom signs have braille. 
  • Venue is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: metal enforced with some cushioning and no arms: Blue chair: 17.5 inch width by 18 inch depth by 18 inch tall. Blue polka dot: 18.5 width by 17 inch depth and 17 inch tall 

Location: 8426 Gateway Blvd NW 

  • Wheelchair Accessible. 
  • No stairs or curbs on path to venue from Festival site, unless crossing railway tracks if coming from behind the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns. 
  • All stairs and curbs have elevators and ramps that are safe, and have a 32” width clearance. 
  • Venue technicians will bring people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids through a wide door right to the front row. Please make sure to go to the front of the outside lineup for the technician to bring you into the theatre.   
  • Gendered washrooms accessible for public use. 
  • Women’s washroom requires patron to turn a corner measuring 44” by 4 ft. 
  • 2 wheelchair seats available per performance. 
  • Accessible seating located at the centre of the front row. 
  • Venue is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: padded black folding chairs. measurements: 17 inch depth by 15 inch width and height: 19 inches 

Location: 10329 83 Ave NW 

  • Wheelchair Accessible. 
  • Venue accessible from 83rd Avenue. Doors and entrance are right off the Avenue and our automatic. Entrance to the theatre on the right is barrier free. Wheelchair areas are in the front row stage right and stage left. 
  • Entrance to venue has a 32” width clearance.
  • Washroom and wheelchair accessible washroom available for audience use. 
  • Barrier-free wheelchair accessible washroom with grab bar and door opens out, away from the toilet. 
  • Transit accessible and closest transit stop: Stop# 2896 – 104 St & 84 Ave. 
  • Fixed raked seating. 
  • 2 permanent wheelchair stalls available. 
  • Assistance dogs allowed in all areas of venue. 
  • Venue is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: most chairs are fixed seating, folding style. Loose chairs may be available upon Front of House Request 

Location: 8712 109 St NW 

  • Venue can accommodate patrons with mobility challenges to enter the auditorium, but there is no smooth access to the lobby and washroom area. 
  • Accessible entrance to auditorium via the north side entrance, accessed through the alley. 
  • All-gender accessible washroom and barrier-free wheelchair accessible stall available for audience use. 
  • Wheelchair accessible stall has grab bar and stall door opens in toward the toilet. 
  • Venue has a FM Broadcast hearing loop installed. 
  • Signage is large and well lit.
  • Garneau School parking lot on 86 Ave & 109 St available for patrons to use during Fringe.
  • Fixed raked seating in venue. 
  • 1 permanent wheelchair stall in venue. 
  • 4 wheelchairs seats available per performance. 
  • Assistance dogs allowed in all parts of the venue. 
  • Chairs: most chairs are fixed seating, folding style with arms. Loose chairs may be available upon Front of House Request 

Location: 8627 91 Street 

  • Wheelchair Accessible. 
  • Accessible entrance to venue is from the street. Patrons go down the ramp beside the parkade and enter through the lower parkade doors. The washrooms, theatre entrance, and reserved seating area are all on the same level. Access to theatre is also through the upper parkade doors and down the elevator to the lower level. 
  • Given tight constraints in walkways for this year, contact venue Front of House. They will seat you at the end as opposed to beginning   
  • All stairs and curbs have elevators and ramps that are safe, and have a 32” width clearance. 
  • Accessible washrooms and wheelchair accessible stall available for audience use. 
  • 59” by 80” wheelchair accessible stall with grab bar available. 
  • Washroom stall doors open out, away from the toilet. 
  • Reserved accessible parking available. 
  • Free parking available. 
  • Transit accessible and nearest transit stop: Stop # 2131 – 91 St. & 82 Ave. 
  • 3 wheelchair seats available per performance. 
  • Elevator in venue. 
  • Venue is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: auditorium style seating and chairs without arms, slight padding 

Location: 8627 91 Street 

  • Wheelchair Accessible. 
  • Accessible entrance to venue is from the street. Patrons go down the ramp beside the parkade and enter through the lower parkade doors. The washrooms, theatre entrance, and reserved seating area are all on the same level. Access to theatre is also through the upper parkade doors and down the elevator to the lower level. 
  • Accessible washrooms available for audience use. 
  • 6ft by 5 ft wheelchair accessible stall with grab bar available.
  • Signage is large and well lit. 
  • On-street and reserved accessible parking available for permit holders. 
  • Transit accessible and nearest transit stop: Stop # 2131 – 91 St. & 82 Ave. 
  • Unfixed raked seating. 
  • 1 wheelchair seat available per performance. 
  • Elevator in venue. 
  • Assistance dogs allowed in all areas of the venue. 
  • Access to this venue is also available from the Fringe Shuttle Bus. 
  • Venue is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: metal without arms and minimal padding 

Location: 8406 91 St 

  • Wheelchair access to the venue is through the main entrance with rigid seating, narrow and difficult to navigate for manual and power chair users, with 55” total, making it difficult to turn 
  • Seating walk ways for fixed seating is 3” 
  • Fixed raked seating in venue 
  • Accessible washroom stall available with grab bar on floor above entrance 
  • Gendered Washrooms available on venue floor, standard stalls 
  • On-street parking available for permit holders 
  • Free parking available 
  • Transit accessible 
  • Venue is air conditioned 
  • Chairs: most chairs are fixed seating, folding style with arms. Loose chairs may be available upon Front of House Request 

Location: 8406 91 St 

  • Rigid lecture hall seating, 1 wheelchair seat available per performance 
  • Due to fixed seating structure this is tight pathways for chairs and walkers to navigate 
  • Access the venue through main doors, and down stairs or elevator 
  • Washroom available for audience use 
  • On-street reserved parking available for permit holders 
  • Transit accessible 
  • Access to this venue is also available from the Fringe Shuttle Bus 
  • Chairs: most chairs are fixed seating, folding style with arms. Loose chairs may be available upon Front of House Request 

Location: 10019 81 Ave 

  • Wheelchair Accessible Seating Available. 
  • Entrance through the main doors to the Grindstone, entering south off of 81st Ave. Venue is located past the bar with level house seating and temporary chairs. 
  • All stairs and curbs have elevators and ramps that are safe, and have a 32” width clearance. 
  • Accessible washroom located to the left of the performance space. 
  • All-gender barrier-free wheelchair accessible washroom is 6’ by 8’ with grab bar. Washroom door opens in toward the toilet. 
  • Signage is large and well lit. 
  • On-street parking available for use by permit holders. 
  • Free parking. 
  • Transit accessible with closest transit stop: Stop # 2681: 101 St & 82 Ave. 
  • Completely removable seats to accommodate up to 50 patrons in wheelchairs. 
  • Venue is air conditioned. 
  • Chairs: Completely removable seats to accommodate up to 50 patrons in wheelchairs. 

Location: 10014 81 Ave

  • Entrance to the venue is through the main doors, entering north off of 81 Ave
  • Entrance into the theatre is down a ramp to the immediate left after the doors
  • All stairs and curbs have elevators and ramps that are safe, and have a 32” width clearance
  • Washroom available for audience use
  • Access to wheelchair accessible washroom through backstage; washroom is not located backstage but will likely be shared by performers
  • 14’ by 3’ barrier-free wheelchair accessible washroom with grab bar and door opens out, away from the toilet
  • Signage is large and well lit
  • On-street reserved accessible parking available for permit holders
  • Free parking at venue
  • Transit accessible and nearest transit stop: Stop #2681 – 101 St & 82 Ave
  • Chair information not available 

Location: 9562 82 Ave

Accessibility information unavailable at the time

Location: 9562 82 Ave

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Access to the venue down a flight of stairs
  • All-gender washroom available for audience use
  • Free parking available
  • Venue is air conditioned
  • Chair information not available 

Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church – 10037 84 Ave 

  • Wheelchair Accessible 
  • The venue entrance is through the main entrance doors of the venue, with a 32” width clearance. There is one curb up to access the concrete pad in front of the church, which is level with the main entrance doors. Once inside the main entrance doors there is a lift which can go up one level to the venue. The theatre is on level ground after that. Some of the floor is carpeted and the rest is wood flooring. 
  • Washroom and barrier-free wheelchair accessible washroom available for audience use 
  • Wheelchair accessible washroom door opens in toward the toilet 
  • Signage is large and well lit 
  • On street parking available for permit holders 
  • Free parking available 
  • Transit accessible and nearest transit stop: Stop #2864 – 102 St and 82 Ave 
  • 3 wheelchair seats available per performance
  • Chair information not available  

Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church – 10037 84 Ave 

  • Wheelchair Accessible 
  • Entrance to the venue through the main doors, off 101 St. There is one curb up to access the concrete pad in front of the church, which is level with the main entrance doors. Directly inside the entrance doors is a lift which can go down one level to the venue. Once on the lowest level, the floor is level all the way into the venue. 
  • The entrance has a 32” width clearance 
  • Washroom and wheelchair accessible washroom available for audience use 
  • Barrier-free wheelchair accessible washroom with grab bar, and door opens in toward the toilet 
  • Signage is large and well lit 
  • On-street parking available for permit holders 
  • Free parking available 
  • Transit accessible and closest stop: Stop #2853: 101 St & 82 Ave 
  • 3 wheelchair seats available per performance 
  • Chair information not available 
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Ramp access into the building but must be able to climb up two sets of stairs to reach the audience space
  • Accessible all-gender washrooms available for audience use
  • Signage is large and well lit
  • Free parking
  • Transit Accessible
  • Chair information not available 

Location: 10019 80 Ave 

  • 12 parking stall and nearby street parking available with reserved disability parking in the back 
  • Accessible all gendered bathrooms with a lot of room 
  • 32” wide passage everywhere 
  • There are 3 steps up to the main entrance of the building for patrons. Individuals with accessible needs will need to check-in at our outdoor FOH tent when they arrive; they would be ushered to the back of the building where there is an accessible entrance at the back of the building where there is a sloped ramp to a single door 
  • Slight slope to for the stair entrance as well to get onto the hardwood sprung floor 
  • Bar service available 
  • Transit accessible and closest stop: Stop #22666, 99 Street & 82 Avenue
  • Chair information not available  
  • Access to the venue is on Whyte Ave and up an elevator to the 2nd floor, and down the hallway
  • All stairs and curbs have elevators and ramps that have a 32” width clearance
  • All-gender wheelchair accessible washroom available on third floor, which can be accessed by the taking the elevator.
  • Wheelchair accessible washroom has grab bar and door opens out, away from the toilet.
  • Transit accessible and nearest transit stop: Stop # 2632 – 104th St and 82nd Ave
  • Signage is large and well lit
  • Venue is air conditioned
  • Chair information not available 

Location: Varscona Hotel 8208 106 St 

  • Wheelchair Accessible 
  • There is a wheel chair ramp at the main entrance to the Varscona Hotel. The ramp leads to the hotel lobby. The Thomas Bennett Room’s entrance is located on the north side of the lobby and there are no obstructions for wheelchairs or other mobility aids from the lobby to the Thomas Bennett Room. The floor of the lobby and the Thomas Bennett Room are lightly carpeted and are all on the same level. From the lobby the patron can enter the Thomas Bennett Room and get to their seat with no obstruction. If needed, seats can be easily moved around or removed for wheelchair or accessibility access. 
  • All stairs and curbs have elevators and ramps that are safe, and have a 32” width clearance 
  • Washroom and wheelchair accessible washroom available for audience use 
  • 5’ by 5’ wheelchair accessible washroom with grab bar and door open out away from the toilet 
  • Signage is large and well lit 
  • Reserved accessible parking available for permit holders 
  • Transit accessible and nearest transit stop: Stop #2683 – 106 St & 82 Ave 
  • 4 wheelchair seats available per performance 
  • Assistance dogs allowed in all areas of the venue 
  • Venue is air conditioned 
  • Chair information not available 

Location: At the Roxy Theatre – 10708 124 Street

Full accessibility information for the Roxy can be found on their website: https://theatrenetwork.ca/accessibility 

Location: At the Roxy Theatre – 10708 124 Street

Full accessibility information for the Roxy can be found on their website: https://theatrenetwork.ca/accessibility 

Location: 13915 115 Ave 

  • Wheelchair Accessible 
  • There is a ramp in the sidewalk that leads to a ramp to the main door. Once through the main door the floor area is level with access all around and to the accessible washrooms. Accessible seating is located in the front row. Concession and Box Office heights are accessible.
  • Washroom and barrier free wheelchair accessible washroom available for audience use 
  • There is limited, unlighted signage. The building is off the main road. The parking lot and the playground are visible from the main road. 
  • Reserved accessible parking for permit holders 
  • Free parking 
  • Transit accessible and nearest transit stop: Stop #5429 – 139 St & 115 Ave 
  • Unfixed level seating in venue 
  • 10 wheelchair accessible seats available per performance 
  • Venue is air conditioned
  • Chairs: community hall style chairs, no arms, cloth covered