Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to have a great experience when coming to our events. So, whether it’s finding out about local restaurants, checking our accessibility options, or knowing what to expect once you’re here we want to make it as easy as possible. 


The Bailey Theatre is an inclusive space that welcomes everyone. The building has four floors open to the public accessed by both stairs and an elevator.


People attending events or coming to buy tickets who require to access the building without stairs may take the elevator. The elevator is accessed through the courtyard to the left of the stairs into the building. Enter through the red door and follow the ramp down following the signs for the elevator. 

The Bailey Theatre Box Office is on the First Floor. Exit the elevator along the short corridor and turn right, and then right again through the double doors for the ticket window.

For shows in The Griff, exit the elevator on the Second Floor along the short corridor and turn right following the hall to the double doors at the end. 

For shows in The Bailey Theatre you will exit the elevator on the Second Floor for Main Floor seating and the Third Floor for the balcony. Exit the elevator along the short corridor and turn right, and then right again through the double doors. Ushers will help direct you to your seat.


As well as being accessible by ramp and elevator, The Bailey Theatre is accessed through double doors, and we have 6 dedicated wheelchair spaces on the Main Floor, with a space for a support person, both which must be booked in advance to ensure availability. When booking please tell us what type of wheelchair you have so we may seat you in the best location. For those with walkers we have spaces to store such items during the show. Please ask an usher for assistance.
Our small space, The Griff, does not have fixed seating so we are easily able to accommodate wheelchairs if tickets are available. For those with walkers we have spaces to store such items during the show. Please ask a staff member for assistance.


There are two accessible parking spaces directly outside the theatre, as well as lots of nearby on-street parking.

We have accessible bathrooms on all floors of the building.


Section A seating (excl. the front row) on the Main Floor is our hearing aid zone. This means that patrons with a T-Coil hearing aid can connect wirelessly and discreetly to the in-house sound system to adjust the volume, eliminate background noise, and avoid unwanted acoustic issues. Be sure to ask for these seats when purchasing your ticket.

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Located In The Heart of Downtown

The Bailey Theatre is in the heart of downtown Trail on Cedar Avenue, just off Highway 3B. The building is near to The Royal Theatre, where we program our Sunday Cinema series, as well as many great eating places including The Arlington Bar & Grill, The Colander Restaurant, Foxy’s Fine Food & Drinks, Kootenay Kabab, and the Trail Beer Refinery.

Established in the 1890s, and rich in cultural and athletic history, Trail is a city proud of its European heritage, intricate rock walls, artistic murals, beautiful parks and gardens, and covered stairways. With year-round recreation, culture and dining strong community spirit, family-minded atmosphere. Only 9 km north of the Canada-USA border, and just a 10-minute drive from the City of Rossland the home of Red Mountain Resort skiing, the town is flanked by both the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains.

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For a look at our building take a Tour on Google maps. 

Food & Drink Selection

The Bailey Theatre provides a selection of non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks for your enjoyment before a show and during intermission. Depending on the show you will have a choice of wine, beer, and soft drinks, as well as snacks. (Choices will vary.) For family shows only snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be on offer.

Performances in the intimate cabaret-style setting of The Griff are enhanced by a bar in the space serving wine, beer, tea, coffee, and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Located in Trail’s walkable downtown core we are close to several restaurants, including our partners The Arlington Bar & Grill, The Colander Restaurant, and Foxy’s Fine Food & Drinks who provide pre-show food and beverage offers and discounts when you show your ticket for that evening’s show. If you are in Rossland, The Flying Steamshovel also provides a pre-show offer.

Safety Precautions

To ensure you have a safe and happy experience at our shows and screenings please read about our safety protocols below.

  • Theatre Capacity is now back to 100% capacity.
  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
  • Masks are recommended but not mandatory.
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required, so we will not be checking vaccine passports.
  • We will continue to carry on with our enhanced cleaning measures and staff health checks.
  • All the above is subject to change depending on the COVID Climate and BC Provincial Health and Interior Health Orders.

Not feeling well? Please stay home.

For specific information and policies for the performance you are attending, please visit the listing on our ticketing website at

And, of course, we are available to answer all your questions by phone at 250-368-9669 on Thursdays from 10 am – 4 pm in July and August, and Monday to Friday between 12-4 pm from September to June. We are aslo oen an hour before show times on peformance nights.

Artists and Performers

Music in the Park Artist Submission Form
Music in the Park is a weekly outdoor concert series presented by Trail Arts Council that takes place in Gyro Park, Trail BC on Thursday nights from mid June until end of August. The Series features a broad range of musical genres performed by local and touring artists. The event is by donation and attracts audiences of all ages.

If you would like to be considered for next year’s programming, please fill out this Google form and we will reach out to you for bookings. Please know that we get more applications than have spots available and so we cannot accommodate all submissions.

Electronic Message Board

Promote an event, performance, exhibition, lecture, or even membership in your group on the Electronic Message Board for $50 a week per listing or $150 a month per listing.

Or,  purchase a sponsor panel and get an advertising sign on the scrolling light board and unlimited listings. $1000 annually from June 1- May 31.

Both options are reasonably priced, and highly visible. 

Email with the information you’d like on the board, the length of time you would like to run the ad, and the address to which the invoice should be sent.
Please note: TDAC reserves the right to modify the advertisement to fit the board, refuse inappropriate advertising. No political listings please.

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