American Stage Education & Outreach

What is a “relaxed” performance?

A relaxed performance is intended to be sensitive to and accepting of any audience member who may benefit from a more relaxed environment. We invite guests to come, be themselves and experience a live performance.

Who can attend?

Performances are open to all guests! The experience also accommodates guests with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences or challenges attending the theater.

What should I expect?

Our Theatre for Young Audiences productions are all intended to be approachable, and this carries into the experiential choices from the onset. This might include reducing the volume of loud noises and effects, eliminating strobe lights, keeping the house lights on and having a relaxed attitude toward sound and movement in the audience. In addition to making adjustments onstage and in the theater, our lobbies and public spaces will include preshow experiences, quiet areas, sensory-friendly activities and increased staff to create a safe, welcoming environment.

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