Accessibility

Our festival is for everyone, and we are continually working to improve the accessibility of our events and venues. Have feedback? We want to hear from you! Find us at hello@nextfest.ca.

SAFE(R) SPACES
The Nextfest Arts Company adheres to Safe(r) Spaces Policies. To read our Code of Conduct and Safe(r) Spaces policy please visit nextfest.ca/safer-space-and-code-of-conduct-policy/

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
A full accessibility audit of The Roxy on Gateway Theatre and the Backstage Theatre has been completed by the Sustainable, Political, Accessible Communities of Edmonton Project. Our thanks to this organization for their expertise and guidance.

The Roxy on Gateway Theatre and the Backstage Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns are wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. The Roxy on Gateway Theatre has multi-stall gender inclusive accessible washrooms. The Backstage Theatre has multi-stall gender inclusive accessible washrooms. For any questions about accessibility, please contact the Theatre Network Box Office by calling (780) 453-2440 or email us at hello@nextfest.ca.

VENUE AUDITS

2019 Venus Audits are coming soon…

ASL ACCESSIBILITY
Some of our shows are ASL/English accessible. Look for the interpreter hands symbol next to the show title on our schedule, website listings or contact the Theatre Network Box Office by calling (780) 453-2440 or email us at hello@nextfest.ca for a list of shows that are ASL/English accessible.

Look for this symbol:

ASL Guide to Nextfest 2019

Full transcription

Produced in partnership with: NextFest, NICA Consolidated.)

HEARING ASSISTANCE
The Backstage Theatre is equipped with hearing loops (T-Coil Loops) for patrons with hearing loss. These loops transmit directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant electromagnetically, with no extra equipment. To use the system:

  • Ask your hearing aid provider to activate your t-coil function.
  • When you arrive at the theatre, switch your hearing aid to your t-coil function and adjust the volume as needed.
  • Those without hearing aids can also utilize a portable headset receiver. Units are available to rent for free from the box office, and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

DISABLED ADULT TRANSIT SERVICE (DATS)
Festival-goers using DATS may be dropped off at The Roxy on Gateway Theatre (8529 103 Street) or The Backstage Theatre (10330 84 Avenue). The Roxy on Gateway Theatre will be open one hour before the first showtime on each day and close at the start of the last show on each day. The Backstage Theatre will be open one-half hour before the first showtime on each day and close at the start of the last show on each day. Please refer to the schedule or call the Theatre Network Box Office at (780) 453-2440 for information.

PARKING
Nextfest is located in the heart of Old Strathcona, which means parking is at a premium around our venues. You can find a map of available parking around the ‘hood here: oldstrathcona.ca/Map. But seriously, parking isn’t easy to find.

So, we encourage you to…

RIDE THE BUS
Take transit! Route 52 (Southgate to Downtown) stops near the Roxy on Gateway Theatre and the Backstage Theatre at stop #2796 (104 St & 84 Ave – Northbound) and stop #2675 (104 St & 86 Ave – Northbound).

If transit’s not your thing, why not…

RIDE YOUR BIKE
Pedal power to the people! Riding two wheels to the fest? There’s plenty of bike parking near The Roxy on Gateway Theatre and the ATB Financial Arts Barns. Just remember to lock up!

Have questions about our venues accessibility? Contact the Theatre Network Box Office by calling (780) 453-2440 or email us at hello@nextfest.ca.