We strive to make Chinook Series accessible for everyone.

We’re working hard to get it right, but we’re still learning. We are subject to instant improvements and welcome your questions, thoughts, and comments. Please contact communications@fringetheatre.ca if you don’t see information you need below.


We’re happy you’re here. You belong here. When you share in the Chinook Series experience, you join a community that is vibrant, diverse, inclusive, welcoming and safe. We believe in creating safer spaces that celebrate creative risk. We work hard to keep Chinook Series safe, but we need your help. Together, we can create safer spaces where everyone feels valued.

As our host venue, we have adopted Fringe Theatre’s Safer Spaces program. To report an incident; to access professional help, support, and crisis resources; or to read the Safer Spaces policy and program, please click below.


All theatres and washrooms in the ATB Financial Arts Barns are barrier free and wheelchair accessible. However, we have limited wheelchair spaces for some performances, and strongly recommend contacting us in advance at 780-409-1910 or boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca to book a wheelchair space. We are happy to provide complimentary companion tickets if needed. PLEASE NOTE: General admission tickets purchased online do not guarantee wheelchair stall availability.


The designated DATS drop off is located on the east side of 103 Street, north of Whyte Avenue. More information is available here.


At Chinook Series, all genders, gender expressions, and all bodies are welcome and treated with dignity. Gender pronoun pins are available for free at the main Box Office and in all venues at the ATB Financial Arts Barns.


There are gender-inclusive washrooms located in the Backstage Theatre, and next to the Studio Theatre. There are gendered washrooms located in the main ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby.


Our main box office and all theatres in the ATB Financial 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.
  2. 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 from the box office, and are available on a first come, first served basis.


ASL interpretation will be available throughout the lobby area during the Chinook Series, providing assistance to festival patrons for the Box Office, concessions, and communication with staff.

ASL interpretation is available for select performances. Check out the schedule for details, or please contact us at boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca.

Our thanks to NICA Consolidated for providing ASL Interpretation services for Chinook Series!


Please find below a list of 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.

Specifically, relaxed performances may include one or more features, including:

  • welcome children of all ages
  • be understanding of patrons who make noise
  • be understanding of patrons who may need to stand, walk, or leave and re-enter the performance
  • provide pre-show information such as plot summary and when to expect loud noises
  • extreme special effects, such as strobe lights, are reduced or softened
  • auditorium lights only slightly dimmed
  • often accommodate an earlier start time

Patrons considering attending a relaxed performance should still consider show description, as the subject matter of some shows may not be suitable for all audiences.

Relaxed Performances at Chinook Series

Balance Board – Thursday, February 13 at 7pm

I Walked the Line – Sunday, February 16 at 4pm

The Lobbyists – All Performances

The Magical Kingdom of Queens – Saturday, February 8 at 7pm

Stump Kitchen LIVE! – Friday, February 14 at 8:45pm