Relaxed performances are intended specifically to be sensitive to and welcoming of patrons who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including, but not limited to, those on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, or with learning disabilities. The sounds and lights at a relaxed performance are slightly modified to be less startling, and the house lights are kept on at a very low level throughout the performance to allow for safe movement around the theatre. In addition, a quiet space has been set aside in the lobby for those who need it during the performance.
Attending a relaxed performance doesn’t mean you will see a different show. The same level of quality is maintained in all of our performances, and any adjustments made to the technical aspects are designed to be unobtrusive and stay true to the spirit and enjoyment of the play envisioned by the creative team.
A Social Story will be prepared to guide you through the experience of attending the show at PTE. You'll find it on the page of the specific play you're planning to attend