Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performances

The Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol will be Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm!

Use code SENSORY when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD). Click the button below and enter the promo code below the calendar to unlock this performance.


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: masks must be worn while inside the theater and children under 5 are not permitted. For a full list of Health and Safety protocols, visit


Sensory Bags

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 for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our sensory-friendly/relaxed performances.


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Phone 312.443.3800
TTY/TDD 312.443.3829
Group Sales 312.443.3820

Open Daily, 12noon – 5pm.

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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