Relaxed/Sensory Friendly Performance of Elf the Musical and Pride and Prejudice


Relaxed and Sensory Friendly performances provide a welcoming environment that lets all patrons express themselves freely without judgment or inhibition. These live theatre experiences invite and encourage individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities to enjoy the performance in a "shush-free" zone. 


Elf the Musical: Saturday, December 29 at 3:00 PM

Pride and Prejudice: Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM


All tickets for Relaxed / Sensory Friendly performances are $25 and include a 100% refund right up to the start of the show. 

Tickets available beginning Wednesday, July 25, and can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 315-443-3275.
 


Preparation Materials

Special accommodations in these performances include:
- Lower sound levels, especially for loud or startling noises
- Reduced stage lighting
- Increased lighting in the theatre to allow easier movement if necessary
- Preparatory materials provided to parents and children before the show so families know what to expect, from the box office to the seats to what costumes may be seen
- Use of iPads or smart phones if being used as a child's communication device
- Designated rooms outside the theatre for those who may be overwhelmed and need a minute self-regulate
- Specially trained ushers, staff and volunteers

 

For more information on the sensory friendly performance, contact Kate Laissle, associate director of education, at 315-442-7755 or kmlaissl@syr.edu.


Check out this article on our sensory friendly performance of Mary Poppins in the 16/17 Season from Syracuse.com.

 

Special thanks to Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative for serving as an advisor, www.tdf.org/autism.



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