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DEAR EVAN HANSEN High School Matinee Performance

THE LION KING Sensory-Friendly Performance

STG in Hospitals

Theatre Access Program (TAP)



DEAR EVAN HANSEN High School Matinee Performance



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.

A DEAR EVAN HANSEN matinee performance is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm at The Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street, Seattle WA 98101). This program is intended for high school students grades 9-11. Priority will be given to Title I schools and organizations serving low income students. Applications will be reviewed until October 31, 2018. Acceptance letters will be emailed the week of November 6, 2018. To learn more about this matinee and obtain an application, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206.315.8030.

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.

Click here to support this High School Matinee Performance! You can also donate to STG by texting any dollar amount to 206-203-7882.


Please join us in thanking STG sponsors of the Dear Evan Hansen Student Matinee:



THE LION KING Sensory-Friendly Performance



STG, Disney Theatrical Group, the Theatre Development Fund and our community partners were proud to offer a Sensory-Friendly performance of Disney's THE LION KING on January 5, 2019 at 2pm at The Paramount Theatre.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed 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.

- Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
- Lights remain on at a low level in the theatre during the performance
- A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
- Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
- Designated quiet and activity areas within the theatre
- Space throughout the theatre for standing and movement
- Guidance and sensory supports (fidgets, earplugs, noise cancelling ear-muffs) available in the lobby before the show
- Audience members are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the show
- Prior to the performances, tours can be scheduled with the Education Department. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Use of tablets, smart phones, and other electronic devices can be used with headphones during the performance
- Extra staff and volunteer support
- STG staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs
- Specialized Therapist will be assigned to every floor to support patrons in need
- Character Guide, Guide to Attending the Show and Scene Breakdown will be available

Helpful documents:
Social Story (pdf)
Character Guide (pdf)
Scene Breakdown (pdf)

Click here to support Sensory-Friendly Performances! You can also donate to STG NOW by texting any dollar amount to 206-203-7882.

Special thanks to major supporters of the sensory-friendly performance:






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.

Video from STG in Hospitals can be viewed here.


STG also received a Broadway League grant in 2013 for the Power of Horses series connecting to War Horse. Watch all three episodes below!


WAR HORSE - Part 2

WAR HORSE - Part 3






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.

To apply for membership in STG’s TAP program, please complete this policy agreement and application (pdf) and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to 911 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101 Attn: Theatre Access Program.


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