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Jan 22  |  Mimi Ohio Theatre SOLD OUT: The Rainbow Fish School Matinee Sensory-Friendly Performance

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  • Tue  |  Jan 22 11:30 AM
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The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid’s striking puppetry production includes two delightful companion stories: Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.

Winner of The Christopher Award, the Bologna Book Fair Critici in Erba Prize, American Booksellers Association ABBY Winner, and an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice title, the sweet message of The Rainbow Fish series has resonated with children, parents, teachers, librarians, and booksellers around the world.

This performance will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter should request seats on the right side of the auditorium.

Running Time: 60 minutes
Recommended Grade Level: Pre-K - 2

A special sensory-friendly matinee for guests on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as those with sensory challenges or developmental disabilities. Children, families and school field trip groups requiring a sensory-friendly environment are most welcome.

What makes a performance sensory-friendly?

  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Guests are free to talk, leave their seats and move freely during the performance
  • House lights in the theater will be left on low throughout the performance. 
  • Designated calming areas staffed by volunteer specialists in the theater lobby
  • Judgment-free environment, welcoming to all

For additional information about this performance, please contact Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909 or [email protected].

If you are traveling by car:

  • You may reserve a parking spot in the Playhouse Square parking garage (located on Chester Avenue and connected to the theaters by a covered walkway) by purchasing with your ticket order.
  • If you choose not to reserve a spot when ordering your tickets, parking in the garage will be based on availability the day of the performance.
  • There are alternate parking garages and lots within the Playhouse Square neighborhood. Click here for more information about these parking options or the Playhouse Square Garage.
  • If you need to drop passengers off in the front of the theaters prior to parking, you may do so at the theater entrances on Euclid Avenue. Cleveland Police and Playhouse Square staff will assist guests into the theaters.

If you are traveling by bus:

  • Passenger drop-off is located directly in front of the theater entrances on Euclid Avenue. Cleveland Police and Playhouse Square staff will direct bus traffic and assist guests into the theater.
  • Buses will then be instructed by Playhouse Square staff to a location to wait while the show is in progress.
  • After the show has concluded, buses and audience members will be instructed by Playhouse Square staff on dismissal procedures.

Wheelchair accommodations are available but limited, and will be filled in the order they are received until accessible seating is sold out. Please be sure to fill out the accessibility section of the order form completely. 

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council and the Crane Group.


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Additional Ticket Information

For additional information regarding this performance, please contact Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909 or [email protected].