Sensory Friendly Performances

Sensory-friendly performances are offered occasionally. These designated performances allow classrooms and families with children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities to enjoy live entertainment in a safe and welcoming environment.

What Can I Expect At a Sensory-Friendly Performance?

Before The Performance 

  • We will email you a “Guide to A Successful Field Trip” which contains “A Social Narrative” and “A Day at Popejoy” checklist to prepare for your visit.

At the Performance

  • We always have staff and volunteers available to assist you during your visit.
  • The sound will be softened and the house lights will be left on but dimmed.
  • Expectations for audience noise and moving around will be relaxed.
  • A “count-down” clock will be placed near the stage showing how much longer remains in the show.
  • A cool-down area with a closed-circuit feed from the show will be provided down the central stairs in the lower lobby.
  • Family restrooms are available off the lower lobby.