Sensory-Friendly Performances specifically designed for individuals with autism, neurodiversity, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other sensory processing disorders and special needs.
Have you passed up family theater because your child has different sensory needs? No more! StoryBook Theater, in partnership with Safeco Insurance Fund, is working to make theater accessible for children with developmental challenges and special needs. Local community members with experience in these areas are working with us to make StoryBook Theater a safe and welcoming place for children with sensory differences and other disabilities.
In our sensory-friendly performances, we leave the house lights up a few levels higher than for a standard production, reduce the sound level, as well as offer a “quiet space” for children who may need a break from what may be overwhelming sensory input for them. Friendly, supportive staff and community volunteers minimize stress and offer whatever help is needed to facilitate your theater experience.
If you have any questions, we are ready to take your call. We truly look forward to having you as our guest at the theater.
Executive Director of Studio East/StoryBook Theater
A social story is a pictorial guide with simple language explaining what a child can expect when they come to the theater.
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