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Sensory Friendly Performances

Enjoy a performance where families with children who need sensory accommodations can share the experience of seeing family-friendly theater.

These performances feature a welcoming environment including adjusted sound and lighting, and available quiet areas staffed by educators experienced with the care of students with autism and other developmental differences. 

Sensory Friendly performance accommodations include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show. 
  • An opportunity to see the actors in costume prior to the performance. 
  • Quiet areas available, staffed by educators experienced with the care of students on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. 
  • Patrons are welcome to use sensory items such as noise-cancelling headphones or fidgets in the theater during the performance.
  • Social stories that outline the experience at the theater available; show-specific social stories created closer to the performance date. 
  • TV monitors available in the Todd Wehr Theater lobby from which to view the performance, should an audience member need to leave the theater during the performance. 
  • Money back guarantee: If you realize before the performance that a trip to the theater will not be ideal for your family on that day, we will offer a ticket exchange to another performance of your choice or a refund of your ticket purchase.

Family Packages for the 2023/2024 Season are on sale now. Tickets for individual performances are on sale August 1, 2023. Families may create a Family Package of two or more Sensory Friendly Performances. Review the performance dates below and select those when you create your package online. Tickets are $10* each.

*Performances at the Marcus Performing Arts Center will add a $3.50 facility fee per ticket.

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