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.
Frequently Asked Questions
To prepare for your trip to The Bushnell, review our Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed FAQ:
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