These live theatre experiences invite and encourage individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia and sensory sensitivities to enjoy the performance in our “shush-free” zone.


Upcoming Relaxed Performances in the 2019/2020 Season:

Dot – October 18 at 7:30pm

  • Includes a pre-performance Sensory Tour of key props and costume elements. If you would like to participate in the tour, please register with the Box Office at least 24 hours in advance: 610.644.3500

Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto – December 21 at 2pm
Shakespeare in Love - March 15 at 2pm
Songs for Nobodies - August 28 at 7:30pm

Performance adjustments include:

  • House lights will remain on at a low level in the theatre during the performance
  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • A reduction of startling and/or strobe lighting
  • Freedom to talk, vocalize, and leave seats during the performance as needed
  • Space available throughout the theatre for standing and movement
  • Limited crowds and visitors through the theatre lobby during the day and time of the performance

We invite you to bring noise-cancelling headphones, fidget/handheld manipulatives and stress sensory toys, and anything else you may need to ensure maximum comfort and safety.

If you would like to recommend a specific accommodation at People’s Light, please notify our Director of Community Investment, Marcie Bramucci at bramucci@peopleslight.org or 610.647.1900 ext. 143

Resources available before and during the performance:

  • A quiet area will be provided in the theatre lobby to relax as needed
  • Fidget and handheld manipulatives will be available to borrow
  • People's Light staff, who have been trained to be inviting and accommodating to individuals' needs, will be available throughout the theatre and the lobby
  • Disposable ear plugs
  • Pre-show preparation materials will be available online as the performance date approaches to help prepare all attendees for the experience of visiting People's Light and attending these performances

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