Welcome to Rapid Fire Theatre!
This page contains info on how to get to the Rapid Fire Exchange, where to stay, as well as info for patrons with various accessibility needs.
Info for Shows
We are now in our new home: the Rapid Fire Exchange located at 10437 83 Ave NW. Our weekly shows and workshops will make you laugh until it becomes an abdominal exercise.
Getting to Rapid Fire Theatre
Our shows take place at 10437 83 Ave NW. There are plenty of ways to get here.
The 83rd Avenue bike lane passes right by 10437 83 Ave NW.
The theatre is in the Communauto parking zone, with many convenient places to park your rideshare.
If driving is your style, there is a ton of convenient surface parking options available in the area. Closest to the theatre is a parking lot right across the street off of 105th street and 83 ave with ample paid parking. Check out the list of paid parking lots that can be found at oldstrathcona.ca/visit.
The closest LRT stations are University and Health Sciences/Jubilee. The Rapid Fire Exchange 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 Rapid Fire Exchange, plan your trip using the ETS Trip Planner.
Dedicated Accessible Transit Service (DATS)
DATS is a shared-ride public transportation service operating within the City of Edmonton corporate limits. Wheelchair lift equipped vehicles, minivans, accessible minivans, taxis and vans are used to provide DATS service. See DATS hours of service and booking procedures here.
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.
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.
For Patrons with Physical Disabilities
The nearest curb cuts to our main entrance are at the corner of 105 street and 83 ave, or the alley to the east of our building.
The Rapid Fire Exchange has elevator access immediately as you enter the building, to your right. All doors are equipped with a hand-wave sensor or button to get you from point A to point B!
The barrier-free washroom and mindfulness room are equipped with hands-free motion sensor locks.
The front three rows of our audience (about 50 seats) are all at ground level. The first two rows are all loose seats, meaning that any of them can be easily removed to make space for wheelchairs or other accessibility aids. The third row of seating is all fixed theatre seats that can be transferred to.
The tiered seating (the last 6 rows) are not accessible via wheelchair.
Our stage, lobby and backstage areas are all accessible via low-profile ramps.
For Fat & Large-bodied Patrons
Our front two rows of seating are loose seats with comfortable cushions that are 21.5 inches wide and no armrests. In our fixed theatre seats, the narrowest chairs are 20 inches wide and the seats at the end of every row have a liftable armrest.
All are welcome in our gender inclusive washrooms! We have 7 individual washroom stalls (with floor-to-ceiling walls and doors) and 1 wheelchair accessible washroom that includes a changing table.
For Patrons Needing Privacy or a Time Out
For any patron who needs some quiet time away from the crowd, we have a mindfulness room accessible through the main lobby. This can be used for a sensory break, breastfeeding, prayer, or to regulate your body in any way you need. Eventually this room will have a live feed from the theatre if the individual would like to turn it on and continue watching the performance. That said, we also have dimming lights if the preference is to have as minimal stimulants as possible. This room locks from the inside similar to that of a bathroom stall. If you have any questions, or suggestions for this room, please reach out to us!
For Patrons With Hearing Loss
We have discrete wireless transmitters available for patrons with hearing loss to receive an amplified audio signal either via earphones or fed directly to a hearing aid. These devices can be requested in advance of attending the show, or requested at box office.
For Patrons who are Neurodivergent
We have a collection of fidget toys available to borrow. Verbally participating in our shows is almost always encouraged! If you ever need a time out, you are welcome to use our Mindfulness Room.