Stoneham, MA, December 21st, 2019. This performance will create a more welcoming space for individuals with sensory-input disorders including autism spectrum disorder. There will be modifications throughout the theatre space that create a friendly and supportive environment, encouraging patrons to experience the magic of theatre in their own way.
*Families, friends and caregivers of individuals with sensory input disorders are also encouraged to attend. Accommodations:
- Lower overall sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
- House lights will remain illuminated at a low level throughout the performance
- Relaxed house rules: patrons may move, stand, make noise, talk, enter and exit the theatre as needed, eat, and use personal sensory tools throughout the performance
- Designated quiet area space and break space available before, during, and after the performance
- Limited crowds and spaced out assigned seating
- Patrons may bring their own sensory tools, peanut-free edibles, manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, headsets, earplugs, communication devices and extra support items to the performance
- Trained theatre staff members and specialists will be available throughout the theatre
PRE-VISIT RESOURCES (Coming soon):
- “Know Before You Go” Video – Introduces you to the physical space and what to expect when you arrive at the theatre before the show begins.
- Social Narrative- Describes the social setting, the physical space, and what to expect.
- Character Guide- A breakdown of the performers’ descriptions and roles.
- Arrive Early – Come to the theatre at 1:15 pm on the day of the show. Meet friendly staff and cast members, see where you will be sitting, explore and adjust to the space, and interact with some of the props or costumes that will be used in the performance.
To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.greaterbostonstage.org/sensory_friendly.html or contact Inclusion Specialist, Erin Ronder Neves at firstname.lastname@example.org.