Sensory-Friendly Performances

Goodman Theatre is pleased to announce sensory-friendly performances of A Christmas Carol and The Music Man as part of the 2018/2019 Season.

In partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, sensory-friendly/relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is intended for families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities.

Tickets for sensory-friendly performances start at $15. Families will also have access to resource materials: social stories, story synopsis, a seating map, etc. to prepare for their visit.

Questions? Contact our Box Office at 312.443.3800 (open 12noon-5pm daily) or email for more information.

  • The Music Man

    The Music Man

    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)

    To purchase tickets to The Music Man, enter the promo code SENSORY to unlock this performance. Tickets start at $15.
    Please note: those without sensory sensitivities or not accompanying those who do are encouraged to attend a different performance.



Accommodations for Sensory-Friendly Performances Include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • House lights remain on at a low level during the performance
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Designated quiet areas within the theater building
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement
  • Limited crowds and visitors at Goodman Theatre during the day and timing of the performance
  • Goodman Theatre staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs.


See What Attendees Had to Say About the Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol


Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our sensory-friendly performances.



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for the Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol

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On days with an evening performance, the Box Office is available by phone until one hour prior to curtain time and the walk-up window is open one half-hour after curtain time.



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