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Relaxed and Sensory-Friendly Performance
Saturday, March 16 at 3pm
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes, presented without an intermission
Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances feature a relaxed performance environment and minor adjustments to sensory effects such as lighting and sound cues. House lights will be left up at a low level, and it’s okay for audience members to make noise, move, and leave the theater. Social narratives and character guides will be shared in advance of guests’ visit, and a quiet area will be designated in a section of the lobby.
Tickets can be purchased here.
All are welcome to enjoy this relaxed environment. While Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly experiences were originally focused for people on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities, we’re learning that many people enjoy them – including folks that get self-conscious about needing to fidget or stretch during a performance, as well as people who need to step out during the show for the restroom or take a phone call from the babysitter.
Lights inside the theater will be left up at a low level, and it’s okay for audience members to make noise, move, and leave the theater. Written guides with information about the play and visiting the theater will be shared in advance of guests’ visit, and a quiet area will be designated in the lobby for anyone who wants to take a break during the afternoon.
A Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performance takes into consideration those sensory aspects of a production that can be challenging or triggering for guests, and seeks to adjust them accordingly.
If you’re a sensory seeker, this environment is still for you – while we will make some adjustments to production elements, we seek to do so in ways that still create an engaging and compelling artistic experience without impacting the essential artistry of the play.
Working with a team of experts who are experienced with sensory sensitivities, we may make adjustments that include:
- Lowering light and sound cues
- Reducing loud or jarring effects
- Leaving some of the house lights at a low level so the theater won't be completely dark
RSF Programming Advisor
Special thanks to Parents Allied with Children and Teachers for Tomorrow (PACTT) for serving as an advisor for this programming.