The Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol will be Sunday, December 26 at 2pm!
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Sensory-friendly/relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is intended for patrons who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities and their families.
Patrons attending the sensory-friendly/relaxed performance will also have access to resource materials: social stories, story synopsis, a seating map, etc. to prepare for their visit. Accommodations 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 patrons' needs.
Please note: Proof of vaccination (fourteen days after second dose for ages 12+; fourteen days after first dose for children 5 – 11) with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine is required for all guests. For unvaccinated children under 12 and other exceptions, a recent negative COVID-19 test will be accepted. Masks are required at all times while inside the theater for the performance. For those who are unable to wear masks or need a break, we will have spaces outside of the theater in the lobby where guests may watch a capture of this year’s A Christmas Carol and remove their masks in a safely distanced environment. In order to create a safe and comfortable experience, Goodman will maintain a measure of distance in the theatre by keeping one seat open on either side of each party. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Protocols.
Sensory Bags are available during all performances at Goodman Theatre. These bags contain noise-reducing headphones, two fidgets, a notebook and pen, a social story about visiting Goodman Theatre, and a picture communication keyring. Sensory Bags can be checked out at Guest Services (ID required for security).
Questions? Contact our Box Office at 312.443.3800 (open 12noon-3pm daily) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org for more information.
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