Accessibility & Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get tickets?

Good question! Considering the festival is constantly growing, this year we have a couple of different ticketing systems in place. Each event on our website has the ticket type and location, with many being By Donation! Tickets are available now for The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir by clicking here. Our Station on Jasper events tickets are also on sale for the A-Line Variety Show and Derina Harvey Band. Get our International Women’s Day Brunch With Purpose tickets here. And all our events on Alberta Avenue are by donation!

How do I pay?

At the festival, we accept cash, credit, debit, and cheques. With that being said, our concessions on Alberta Avenue are cash only. We will have an ATM on-site in the ATB Financial Arts Barns, which is only open during events taking place in the venue. There is an ATM in Station on Jasper as well. 

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.

Westbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns (ETS Bus Routes 4, 7, 52, 57, 94, and 327 stop along Whyte Avenue close to the ATB Financial Arts Barns.)

Year-round metered parking and lots are readily available throughout Old Strathcona. These are the three closest paid parking lots:

East of the ATB Financial Arts Barns [in the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market parking lot] West of the Fringe site on 83 Avenue and 104 Street
Southwest on 81 Avenue and 105 Street

Station on Jasper (ETS Bus 1, 2, 5 and 100 stop at 105 St and 102 Ave)

There is metered parking on Jasper Avenue and surrounding streets.

The Nook Cafe (ETS Bus 3 & 100 stop at 97 St and 102 Ave)

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 – Join us a bit early in the Westbury Lobby before The Blue Hour, where you can listen to Beth Portman‘s beautiful songs and take part in our Interactive Art Installation!

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 Westbury Theatre, Station on Jasper, The Nook Cafe, Otto Food and Drink, St. Faith’s Church, Bedouin Beats, and The Nina Haggerty Gallery will have gender-neutral washrooms. The Carrot’s washroom is also gender-neutral but is a small single washroom with limited access, and is not wheelchair accessible.

Do you give complimentary tickets for companions?

We are pleased to offer companions of people with disabilities complimentary tickets to our ticketed events at Station on Jasper and for The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir. To book yours, please call Fringe Theatre at 780 409 1910. If you are interested in a ticket for our International Women’s Day Brunch With Purpose, please email us at info@skirtsafire.com.

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.