Welcome to Rapid Fire Theatre! Here you will find information to prepare you for your visit to our shows.
Info for Shows
All of our programming takes place at 8529 Gateway Blvd NW, our home as of January 2022. Our weekly shows will make you laugh until it becomes an abdominal exercise.
Rapid Fire Theatre honours the place that we call home; amiskwacîwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ), Treaty Six territory and the original home of Indigenous nations, including the Cree, Nakota-Sioux, Blackfoot, Dene, and Métis.
We celebrate this place, where people have been telling stories and making each other laugh for thousands of years. We honour the spirit of respect, collaboration and sharing that created this treaty, and in doing so, we celebrate the spirit of Tatawaw; that there is room here for all.
We strive to uphold these values in all that we do, for we are all Treaty people, making it up as we go, together.
Additional Show Info
In addition to the weekly shows, we produce Improvaganza (our annual international comedy festival), BONFIRE (our long-form improv festival) as well as The Wildfire Festival (our festival especially for gutsy jr. high and high school students).
We also produce numerous shows at The Edmonton International Fringe Festival, as well as Fringes across the country, in addition to festival touring! We like to keep very busy!
Improv should be accessible and welcoming to everybody. That’s why we strive to ensure that Rapid Fire Theatre is a safe space for our audience, volunteers, staff and players. You can read our anti-harassment policy here.
The Gateway Theatre is accessible, with ample ground-level seating options in the theatre. There are two gender inclusive washrooms available in the theatre.
Getting to Rapid Fire Theatre
Our shows and workshops take place at 8529 Gateway Blvd NW. There are plenty of ways to get here.
The closest LRT stations are University and Health Sciences/Jubilee. 8529 Gateway Blvd NW is about a 30-minute walk from these stations. There are also several major bus routes that connect with these two stations that can get you closer.
There are a lot of major bus routes that will take you near the 8529 Gateway Blvd NW, including the 4, 8 and 404. Plan your trip using the ETS Trip Planner.
The 83rd Avenue bike lane passes by the south side of 8529 Gateway Blvd NW.
If driving is your style, there is a ton of convenient surface parking options available in the area. Closest to 8529 Gateway Blvd NW is the Old Strathcona Theatre District parking lot, located just off Gateway Boulevard between 83rd and 85th Ave, with ample paid parking.
The theatre is in the Communauto parking zone, with many convenient places to park your rideshare.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Shows
Rapid Fire Theatre remains committed to keeping our community of patrons, performers, staff and volunteers safe; this is why we have implemented a few mandatory safety protocols for those planning to attend any of our live shows.
- Upon arrival at the theatre, all patrons must consent to an on-site COVID-19 screening.
- Masking will no longer be required during your visit, but it is highly encouraged.
- Both masks and hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival at the theatre.
- Theatre Capacity will be limited to 75 patrons.