Accessibility

We do our best to make our shows affordable and accessible to all Calgarians.

Information for our home base, the Big Secret Theatre, and other general accessibility information is offered on this page while more specific information can be accessed on the individual show pages - especially for High Performance Rodeo shows, which are spread out across multiple venues downtown.

Big Secret Theatre

The Big Secret Theatre (BST) is located on the second floor inside the Arts Commons building, above the main Box Office and Cravings. 

Transit Access

Arts Commons is located within one block of both City Hall and Centre Street c-train stations, and is surrounded by multiple bus routes. 

Accessible Parking

There is one underground parkade with accessible parking spaces that have level access to an elevator that opens just outside the BST doors - the west elevator (not the one that’s closest to the parkade entrance doors). The parkade can fill up quickly, so we recommend coming early if you can. 

The City Hall parkade (across the street) has a much larger capacity of accessible parking stalls per level. Drop-offs can be made on 8th Avenue near the main entrance (under the Arts Commons sign). In the instance that 8th Avenue is closed, drop-offs can be made in the pull-off outside of the Max Bell Theatre, which can be accessed from 9th Avenue. 

Once inside the main floor of the building, the elevator just to the west of the main Box Office has access to the second floor, and opens up just outside of the BST doors.

Accessible Seating

The BST has a section of floor-level front-row seats that are reserved for accessible seating at every performance. When patrons with accessibility requirements arrive, front-of-house staff will lead patrons to this reserved seating and either leave or remove the collapsible seats, depending on the patron’s needs. 

Washrooms

The BST has one fully-accessible gender neutral washroom located on the same level, just across the mezzanine from the Theatre. There are additional washrooms on the balcony level, however, they are up about six steps from the theatre level. 

 

If you are a member of one of the following groups and would like to notify us that you’ll be attending a particular performance, please send us an email with your name and any information you wish to share. 

  • Neurodivergent and/or Autistic person
  • d/Deaf person
  • Blind and/or low vision person
  • Person with a disability or person who uses a mobility device such as a wheelchair

 

One Yellow Rabbits offers the following accessibility services for some performances - click on each heading to learn more about each item and see the show list for each service.

We provide live ASL interpretation for Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing Audience members.    

ASL Interpreted performances will be listed here when available.

One Yellow Rabbit is pleased to partner with Inside Out Theatre and their Good Host Program to present accessible performances for the 2024 Rodeo, which are made possible by a generous donation from The Nickle Family Foundation.