Relaxed Programming

Relaxed performances and events are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues.

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;
  • 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.

2019/20 Relaxed Performances + Events

RELAXED PERFORMANCES:

Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza October 19, 2019 | 11am

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas | December 14, 2019 | 10am

Okee Dokee Brothers - April 25, 2020 | 11am

MOVIES IN THE GREAT HALL:

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse - October 13, 2019 | 2pm

Ralph Breaks the Internet - March 1, 2020 | 1:30pm

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIALS:

Friday Night Social - November 1, 2019 | 6pm

Friday Night Social - May 15, 2020 | 6pm

HANDS ON WORKSHOPS:

Hands on Workshop: Painting November 9, 2019 | 11am

Hands on Workshop: Lego Sculptures - March 21, 2020 | 11am

Hands on Workshop: Yoga - June 6, 2020 | 11am