Sensory-Friendly Performance at Playhouse Square – January 2015
Playhouse Square is proud to commit to arts education, providing a variety of free and low-cost programs dedicated to inspiring and invigorating people of all ages, perspectives and abilities.
Our sensory-friendly initiative is dedicated to increasing access and inclusion for those with sensory needs including autistic individuals.
Why might a trip to the theater be difficult for autistic individuals or persons with other sensory challenges?
Whether especially sensitive to lights, smells or sounds, or constantly seeking opportunities to increase sensory information by touching objects, stomping feet or clapping hands, for those affected, a traditional theater experience can be overwhelming.
What makes a performance sensory-friendly?
We have partnered with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Dr. Thomas Kelbley to create a sensory-friendly video series to explore different ways to relax and manage stress.
Headed to an upcoming sensory-friendly program? Here are a few tools to help plan your visit.
Want to learn a little bit about the Playhouse Square area? Learn more about our neighborhood (the restaurants, the theaters, maps and more) in the Plan Your Visit section of our website.
Parking and drop-off accommodations vary from program to program. Each program will have specific information as to what accommodations are available. For general information about parking at Playhouse Square, visit the Directions and Parking page on our website.
Social stories can be used to help individuals with autism prepare for a social interaction or situation.
Video Social Story For Schools And Groups
Video Social Story For Families
Wheelchair accommodations vary from program to program. Each program will have specific information as to what accommodations (and how to arrange for them) are available. For general information about Playhouse Square accessibility services, please visit the Accessibility Information page on our website.