We believe that theatre should be accessible to all!
Matthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theater committed to enriching the lives of children, adults, and families by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts and education. As a part of this commitment, Matthews Playhouse is committed to offering at least one performance in our Mainstage season to accommodate the needs of audience members on the autism spectrum and/or with a cognitive or developmental disability. Some of the features in our Sensory Friendly performances include:
Lower sound and light levels.
A guide to warn audience members of potentially startling or loud sounds.
Dim lighting in the seating area that will remain on for the duration of the performance.
Designated quiet and calm spaces for audience members to utilize as needed.
Permission for audience members to stand, roam around, and come and go as needed.
Audience members are also welcome to bring certain items that provide comfort (cushions, headphones, electronics, snacks, and other support items).
Rainbow Fish, 2022
Photo Courtesy of Tom Henderson Photography
2023-2024 Sensory-Friendly Performances
Around the World in 80 Days
Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00am