Sensory Accessibility

ACT Contemporary Theatre has partnered with Sensory Access to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for neurodivergent individuals and those with special sensory processing.

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Sensory Friendly Performances

A Christmas Carol

Date: December 10, 2023 at 2pm
Location: Allen Theatre
Run time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Our aim with this sensory-friendly performance is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and thrill of theatre. We believe the joy of the performing arts should not be limited by sensory sensitivities, and we are eager to welcome all patrons to share in this unique experience.

The production and venue will be adapted with key sensory-friendly changes to create a calm and welcoming environment.

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Key Adjustments to Sensory Friendly Performances

  • The house lights will stay on during the performance.
  • Free movement between seats and in/out of the theatre will be permitted as needed.
  • Use of electronic devices or headphones will be allowed during the show.
  • Food and beverages will be allowed in the theatre.
  • A reduced-stimulation room equipped with comfortable seating, a quiet environment, fidget tools, and trained staff will be available.
  • Sensory-friendly snacks will be available at our in-house concessions stand.

Social Narratives

Social Narratives are visual guides to assist our guests in what to expect when attending ACT Contemporary Theatre. Click a button below to see the Social Narrative for two of ACT’s theatres.

Allen Theatre Narrative

You can see A Christmas Carol in the Allen Theatre.

Falls Theatre Narrative

You can see Cambodian Rock Band, A Case for the Existence of God, STEW, and The Lehman Trilogy in the Falls Theatre.

Thank you for your support in creating a more inclusive ACT community!