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A collage with pictures showing a variety of people participating in sensory-friendly performances.

WHAT IS A SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE?

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to provide a supportive and judgment-free environment for people affected by sensory processing challenges so they may enjoy the shared experience of live theatre.

 

THEATRE MODIFICATIONS

• ASL available for this performance
• Lower sound level
• 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
• 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 therapists will be assigned to every floor to support families in need

 

Prior to the performance, tours can be scheduled with the Education Department. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please check back for more information. We will update this page as more details are confirmed. Thank you!

WHAT IS AN INCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE?

An inclusive performance is a welcoming space for all patrons with or without neurodiverse needs. No patron will be asked to leave the performance due to sound, movement or behaviors related to differing cognitive/developmental abilities. This will be a judgement-free environment.

  • Designated quiet and activity area within the theatre
  • 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
  • STG staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs
  • Specialized therapist will be assigned to your seat section.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 STG is offering Digital Arts classes, performance videos, and resources to our community in response to COVID-19. This is a preventative measure taken to support the health and well-being of our students, teaching team and partners as per the guidelines set by the CDC. To connect with our digital arts experiences, visit our Access Programs webpage.

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