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Introducing StoryBook Theater’s Pilot Sensory-Friendly Performances


Dear Friend,

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.

We offered our first sensory-friendly productions of Pinocchio on January 27th at Renton Carco Theatre and February 4th at Kirkland Performance Center. We are continuing our sensory-friendly shows with Rapunzel in April and May. We invite you to bring your whole family to see the play for just $5 per person.

In order to adapt our musicals to be sensory-friendly, we plan to 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 will minimize stress and offer whatever help you may need 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.


Lani Brockman, Executive Director of Studio East/StoryBook Theater



View the Social Story for Renton Carco Theatre  || View the Social Story for Kirkland Performance Center

A social story is a pictorial guide with simple language explaining what a child can expect when they come to the theater.

Video tour for Renton Carco Theatre:

Video tour for Kirkland Performance Center:



Purchase $5 Tickets By Calling Our Box Office at 425.820.1800  ~OR~

Purchase Tickets Online With a $2 Service Fee Below


Rapunzel at Renton Carco Theatre on April 21st @ 1:30 PM

Rapunzel at Kirkland Performance Center on April 29th @ 1:30 PM



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