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.

Relaxed performances for 2017-18 include:

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 and stress sensory toys, and/or 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 with bean bag chairs, space, and other materials to relax as needed
  • Fidget and stress sensory toys will be available to borrow
  • People's Light staff, who have been trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' 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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