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Mar 6  |  Ohio Theatre SOLD OUT - Sensory-Friendly Performance: The Gruffalo Playhouse Square Community Engagement & Education Department

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  • Tue  |  Mar 06 11:30 AM
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Event Description

Tall Stories (United Kingdom)

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picturebook by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo –is there?

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.

Click here to view the Visiting Playhouse Square video social story for schools and groups.

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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