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Relaxed Performance


  • Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.

The venue will look at how they can reduce some of the sensory aspects so they reduce the sound and lighting levels where needed, take out strobe or some flashing lights and any unexpected bangs/noises. If the auditorium is very dark the house lights are raised a touch. Audience members are able to walk in out of the auditorium as they need to and there are designated quiet areas as these help with stress levels. The staff are given some training so they have some basic understanding of autism and the cast are given a briefing as to how different this audience may react.

If you would like to find out more about Relaxed Performances, contact:
Amie Lawless
Artist and Audience Manager
amie@adiarts.ie or +353 1 8509002

Bees A Musical by Willfredd Theatre

Bees! A Musical by WillFredd Theatre Company presented an Autism Friendly Performance at the Ark in 2016

There’s so much amazing theater. I don’t want anyone to miss out because of preconceptions about who it’s for, or how it should be enjoyed.