Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are open, welcoming, and accessible to all who want to experience shows in a comfortable and low key style. Relaxed Performances will have slight adaptations to the experience to offer anyone, including those with autism and developmental, sensory or communication differences, a way to engage with the show in whatever way feels good to them. 

When attending a Relaxed Performance, you may experience:

  • Lower volume levels and/or reduction of sudden sounds
  • Slight lighting modifications to decrease extreme visual stimulus
  • Flexibility to enter and exit during the show
  • Calm zones right outside of the experience for guests to take a break if needed
  • Activity areas in the lobby with sensory play
  • Professional teaching staff on hand to gently support wandering, defensive or quiet guests
  • A judgement-free “no shushing” experience where you’re free to wiggle, talk, laugh, and otherwise engage freely with the experience at your comfort level
  • The normal "rules" of theatregoing do not apply, such as having to keep quiet, be still, or only express your enjoyment by clapping

For more information on our Relaxed Performances and what to expect, email educationdepartment@blumenthalarts.org. You can prepare for your visit with social stories and other tools by visiting our Free Resources page.


Upcoming Relaxed Performances:

Saturday, November 20 11:00 am

On sale now! Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 704-348-5752. 

Our team is trained to work with you to provide the best possible accommodations for seating needs, audio description, ASL sight lines, and more.

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