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.

A Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2pm | Doors open at 1:30pm

The Music Man
Date TBA

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.

To purchase tickets to A Christmas Carol, enter the promo code SENSORY to unlock this performance. Tickets start at $15.

Questions? Please contact our Box Office at 312.443.3800 (open daily 12noon to 5pm).


Please Note: Individuals without sensory sensitivities or not accompanying those who do are encouraged to attend a different performance of A Christmas Carol. 

Accommodations for the sensory-friendly performance includes:

  • 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.

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

Please check our site for more upcoming information or sign up for e-mails specific to this performance. For more information please e-mail


Sponsors for the Sensory-Friendly Performance  of "A Christmas Carol"

Sponsors for the Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol