Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get tickets?

Good question! We have a few different ticketing systems in place, and each event on our website has what type it fits into listed. Our MainStage plays are ticketed (except for the Pay What You Please nights on March 12 & 13) through Tix on the Square. Our Coeur de pirate Live at the Winspear event is ticketed through the Winspear. All other events at our festival are by donation at the door. 

How do I pay?

At the festival, we accept cash, credit, debit, and cheques. Our concessions are cash only. There is an ATM on site at our Alberta Avenue Community League headquarters, which is only open during events taking place in the venue.

Where do I park?

Alberta Avenue (ETS Bus 5 & 8 stop at 93 St and 118 Ave)
You are welcome to park in the Alberta Avenue Community League parking lot on the west side of the building, or there’s also plenty of street parking in the neighborhood.

The Winspear
Find their parking and transport info here.

The Nook Cafe
There is metered parking found all around the Cafe.

Do you allow latecomers?

This answer varies for each event, and our front of house staff may not be able to let you in due to the disruption to the performances. We will always try to get you in to watch the show (we know, random stuff can happen that make us late!), however, we always recommend showing up with plenty of time before the event to grab a drink, snack, and a great seat.

Are there washrooms?

Yes. Every venue at the festival has washrooms available for our patrons.

Are the venues accessible?

All our venues are wheelchair accessible. The Cabaret Theatre, The Nook Cafe, Otto Food and Drink, St. Faith’s Church, Bedouin Beats, and The Nina Haggerty Gallery have gender neutral washrooms. The Carrot’s washroom is gender neutral but is a small single washroom with limited access, not wheelchair accessible.

The event Words Unzipped: inspoken/outspoken welcome deaf audiences. ASL interpretation by NICA Consolidated.

Can men come to the festival?

Funny enough, we get this question a lot! And we are always happy to answer it with a big YES! Being an arts festival that features women-identifying artists and their stories, there is a misconception that our festival is only for women. But we want to challenge the idea that art by women is art for only women. We welcome everyone to come and enjoy our festival and see what amazing performances, exhibits, and workshops we have to offer.

More questions? Keep them coming! Email info@skirtsafire.com anytime. We’d love to hear from you.