Welcome to Rapid Fire Theatre!
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.
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!
Getting to Rapid Fire Theatre
Our shows take place at 10437 83 Ave NW. There are plenty of ways to get here.
The closest LRT stations are University and Health Sciences/Jubilee. 10437 83 Ave 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 10437 83 Ave NW, 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.
The 83rd Avenue bike lane passes right by 10437 83 Ave NW.
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 theatre is in the Communauto parking zone, with many convenient places to park your rideshare.
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.
Our Forever Home has elevator access immediately as you enter the building. Each door is equipped with a hand-wave sensor or button to get you from point A to point B! Additionally, our spaces either are ground level or have ramp access. This includes our stage, dressing rooms, washrooms, mindfulness room, lobby spaces, and artist kitchenette. We hope to creates more opportunities for those with mobility devices/needs to be involved on stage and off!
Another exciting feature of our artist area is that we have a dressing room equipped for smudging ceremonies.
Something else we have incorporated to the design of the building is the Mindfulness Room. What is a Mindfulness Room? Great question! This private room for anyone who would like to remove themselves from the public spaces while at the theatre. This can be used for a sensory break, breastfeeding, prayer, or to regulate your body in any way you need. This room will have livestreaming 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!
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.