Sensory-Friendly ‘Goldilocks & the 3 Bears’

Golden curls and mood swings do not necessarily mix with an over-pampered, but adorable, baby bear. Can a famished little girl put her spoiled behavior on the back shelf and learn how to be a friend to a lonely baby bear who hungers for a playfellow? Through listening and taking turns, our two misfits discover the power of having fun and being a friend.

Focus: Making a Friend

Sensory-Friendly Tickets $7 (includes service charge)

Adaptation by Lani Brockman | Music & Lyrics by Susan Bardsley

Sensory-Friendly performances of Goldilocks & the 3 Bears. A yellow-haired girl with rosy cheeks smiles and holds hands with a teddy-bear-style Baby Bear. Both are friendly animated style in gentle colors like grass green and sky blue. Relevant purchasing information is listed in the website copy.


Edmonds Driftwood Theater
Sunday, October 15 at 3pm

Kirkland Studio East (KTUB)
Saturday, October 28 at 3:30pm

Everett PUD Auditorium
Sunday, October 29 at 3pm

Renton Carco Theatre
Saturday, November 11 at 3pm

Best for ages 3+   •   No refunds  •   Ticketing FAQs  •   Performance Location Information 

StoryBook Theater’s musicals are 55-mins and for ages 3-10. Based on familiar fairy tales, each show focuses on a life lesson and has a happy ending. With catchy songs and clever stories, StoryBook Theater shows are fun for the whole family. Learn more about us HERE.

About our Sensory-Friendly shows

Our sensory-friendly performances are 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. 

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 comfortable, judgment-free theater experience. Friendly, supportive staff and community volunteers minimize stress and offer whatever help is needed to facilitate your theater experience.

What to expect at the shows

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

Get Involved

StoryBook Theater is always looking for ushers! Ushers arrive early for the show they are working, tear tickets and hand out programs – and, of course, smile and welcome people to the theater! After the start of the show, ushers get to see the show for free! Children can help usher, too, if they are accompanied by a responsible adult. If you want to be an usher please contact Cassie Fitzgerald.

Another way to help out? Donate Now to support StoryBook Theater. We are part of Studio East Training for the Performing Arts and can always use donations to our scholarship fund.

The most important way to help, though, is to tell your friends, neighbors, relatives, and even strangers about StoryBook Theater so that we can continue to grow our audiences of tomorrow! Thank you for your support.