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Explore The Bushnell through 6 activations centered around inclusive theater experiences.
Stations will be organzed throughout the building, giving you the chance to familiarize yourself with the theater. Each station is designed to inform patrons about the inclusive theater experiences the Bushnell has to offer! Activities will be made accessible for all patrons, with various activity options to fit your preferences.
► This is a Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed event. Use code SENSE24 when purchasing online or through the Box Office.
Each $10 ticket (before fees) allows access for an entire family. The Bushnell will e-mail buyers closer to the event for numbers of children and adults in each family group attending.
If finances are a barrier, please contact Catt Gruszka Vadala at email@example.com.
Stations and Activities
Through gameplay, you will discover the upcoming performances and the do’s and don’ts of theater etiquette.
Get excited to create visual art centered around Beetlejuice, using stamps, markers, and different art supplies!
Learn a few dance moves and make instruments for a Cher dance party!
Mortensen Hall Orchestra:
Explore the theater and learn how to find your seat on show day at this Frozen themed station. Look out for those snowflakes!
Mortensen Hall Stage:
Enjoy a spotlight on stage! At this Wicked themed station, you can take pictures or record videos, which may be later featured!
Build a sensory bag! At this station, you will build yourself a takeaway bag full of different items that will help make your viewing a bit more enjoyable! Forget your bag on show day? No worries, you will also learn about the “renting” options for Bushnell Bags found at Customer Relations!
About Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Programming at The Bushnell
Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performances and events are designed to create an experience that is welcoming to all families and friends on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.
Slight adjustments to the production are made and accommodations for these performances and events will include:
Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;
Lights remain on at a low level in the theater 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;
Patrons are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks into the theater;
Designated quiet areas within the theater, staffed with autism specialists;
Space throughout the theater for standing and movement;
Limited crowds and visitors at the The Bushnell during the day and timing of the performance; and
Bushnell staff and volunteers trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs.