Relaxed performances provide the opportunity for individuals who might struggle with the traditional theatre experience.  They are sensitive to patrons who might benefit from a more comfortable and relaxed environment. Patrons of all abilities are welcome, including autism spectrum disorder and those with a wide range of social, sensory, or educational needs. The adaptations for relaxed performances do not change the story or the artistic direction. 

As we continue to create an inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy our shows, we are pleased to offer the second Saturday of every show on the Main Stage designated as a relaxed performance.

 

 

Specifically, relaxed performances will:

  • Welcome children of all ages, including babes in arms
  • Be understanding of patrons who make noise
  • Be understanding of patrons who may need to stand, walk, or leave and re-enter the performance
  • If you don’t want to re-enter the theatre, we have screens in the lobby that you can watch instead
  • The cast will provide pre-show information such as plot summary and when to expect loud noises
  • Extreme special effects, such as strobe lights, are reduced or softened
  • Auditorium lights only slightly dimmed

Patrons considering attending a relaxed performance should still consider show description, as the subject matter of some shows may not be suitable for all audiences.

 

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