Playhouse Square Offers Sensory-Friendly Performances for Families

Playhouse Square Offers Sensory-Friendly Performances for Families


A trip to the theater can be difficult for people who have autism or those with other sensory challenges. Whether especially sensitive to lights, smells or sounds — or constantly seeking opportunities to increase sensory information by touching objects, stomping feet or clapping hands — for those affected, a traditional theater experience can be overwhelming.

Playhouse Square’s sensory-friendly initiative is dedicated to increasing access and inclusion for those with sensory needs. Watch this video featuring Daniel Hahn, Playhouse Square vice president of education, to learn more about the initiative and what makes these sensory-friendly performances so special.

In addition, Playhouse Square has partnered with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Dr. Thomas Kelbley to create a sensory-friendly video series to explore different ways to relax and manage stress. Click here to view the series.

To discover more video and virtual fun for families, visit Playhouse Square’s YouTube channel.

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