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The Freewill Shakespeare Festival strives to improve accessibility and create a welcoming and safe environment for all artists, audiences, volunteers, and staff. 

Read below for more information about specific accessibility measures available for this year. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email


There are no stairs to access the site, though the ground around these venues have uneven surfaces that are both paved and grass. If you require additional time to enter the venue, email us at or speak to our staff when you arrive and we can provide assistance.  

We are in the process of improving and implementing better Accessibility measures for our shows and festival in general. Due to the constantly evolving nature of the production process, a show specific access guide may not be available until after the production has opened. We will post it as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, or you have suggestions, please email to connect with our staff. 


Service Animals are welcome at Freewill Shakespeare Festival. If you have any questions about seating or attending, please reach out to our team at


There is an ASL interpreted performances of The Tempest on July 11. Due to interpreter availability, the additional days have been removed. The show is appropriate for all ages. 

Additional interpreters will be on site to assist with box office, drinks and concession, and to answer other questions. 

Seating is general admission; tickets start at $35 (tax included) and there are discounts for seniors and students. Tickets are available at

Learn more with the video below! 


This year, we are travelling to four different locations across the Edmonton area. As we set up in these local communities, we are trying our best to be good neighbours to all. There is limited local street parking, so we highly encourage you to take transit or to walk, roll, or cycle to the festival. There is secure bike parking available on site. 

Detailed information about parking and nearby transit information for all four locations can be found on the "Your Visit" page. 

Visit the ETS website for further information and schedules.


Though we do not have allocated Relaxed Performances this year, we invite audiences to use the back area of the rink as a space to move and get up for self-care and regulation of emotions. Limited lighting is used in the outdoor space though louder sound effects (like thunder) are used in the production.


Our venues are equipped with a T-Coil Hearing Loop. More information about connecting to the system will be available on-site, and will be added to the website later. 


Feel free to send us any questions you may have regarding accessibility at our festival this year!

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