STG, Disney Theatrical Group, the Theatre Development Fund and our community partners are proud to offer a Sensory-Friendly performance of Disney's THE LION KING on January 5, 2019 at 2pm at The Paramount Theatre. This show will be performed in a supportive and judgment free environment for families and friends with children or adults affected by autism or other sensory issues to enjoy the shared experience of live theatre.
Tickets are on sale now. Please note: Disney's THE LION KING is recommended for ages 6 and up. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.
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What is a Sensory-Friendly Performance?
Slight adjustments to lighting and sound will be made for the performance. In the downstairs theatre lobby, and on each floor, there will be a break area staffed by specialists in the field for anyone needing to leave their seat during the show. A downloadable Social Narrative with pictures of the theatre and the production will be available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for individuals wishing to prepare for the show. Additional resources for this performance such as a Character Guide and Guide to Attending the Show are also available.
• Social Story (pdf)
• Character Guide (pdf)
Our Sensory-Friendly Performance Partners:
Inspired by the success of STG’s recent student matinees and education curriculum for HAMILTON, we are planning to mirror this program for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Themes from the show that will be highlighted include connection, identity, social media, and living in the digital age. On January 24th, 2019 at 1pm, regional high school students who attend Title I public schools that qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program will receive the opportunity to experience a matinee performance of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Our goal to underwrite this performance will allow close to 3,000 students, who otherwise would not be able, to see this award-winning and relevant production. Included in our fundraising effort will be pre- and post-show curriculum for participating students. We’ve already received an enthusiastic response from schools who are grateful for this opportunity. Tickets will be issued directly through the schools.
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The Broadway League’s National Education and Engagement program presented ten national organizations with grants to help them develop and maintain programming associated with Touring Broadway productions. Seattle Theatre Group was one of 10 recipients to receive the grant for a collaboration with Melodic Caring Project (MCP) and Disney Theatrical Group. STG in Hospitals featuring Disney’s Aladdin implemented access and inclusion that served children in hospitals. During September and October of 2017, the project engaged up to 200 children and their families who suffer from serious medical conditions. This unique program combined direct engagement with a sing-a-long, live streaming technology of a backstage tour, cast visit by Genie and Jasmine to Children’s Hospital, and viewing of a live production of Aladdin, plus a talkback at the Paramount Theatre.
STG also received a Broadway League grant in 2013 for the Power of Horses series connecting to War Horse. Watch all three episodes below!
STG is committed to creating opportunities for increased access to all of our programs, particularly for non-profit organizations whose clients cannot afford to purchase tickets. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the arts! Our Theatre Access Program (TAP) provides such access.