Trinity Rep offers a series of moderately-adjusted performances of every show to meet the needs of audience members with autism, PTSD, and/or sensitivities to light and sound. Sensory-friendly performances will be identical to other performances of the run, but will feature a lantern placed discreetly in the theater to let patrons know when a loud sound or intense lighting cue (such as strobe lights) is about to play, giving them the chance to close their eyes or block their ears. Sensory Friendly Guides are available upon request at our reception desk or box office or online below.
In addition to a warning lantern before intense sound and light effects, sensory-friendly performances will offer trained ushers in the audience to offer assistance, a social story and plot synopsis sent in advance, and a safe space in the lobby for patrons to return to if they need a break from the performance.
Tickets to Trinity Rep’s sensory-friendly performances can be purchased as a subscription starting at $120 for all six plays or starting at $27 for a single ticket. The subscription includes all Trinity Rep subscriber benefits such as discounts on additional full price tickets, and VIP rewards for discounts at local restaurants and retailers.
Patrons should note that Sensory-Friendly performances are more appropriate for an audience of teenagers and adults. For family-friendly sensory-friendly performances, please see Trinity Rep’s Sensory-Friendly Plus! series.
The Prince of Providence – Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 pm
Please click here for “The Prince of Providence” Sensory Friendly Guide
Fade – Tuesday, December 31 at 7:30 pm
Please click here for the “Fade” Sensory Friendly Guide
August Wilson’s Radio Golf – Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 pm
A Tale of Two Cities – Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
Sweat – Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
Sweeney Todd – Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 pm
Click here to read the Providence Journal’s article on our Sensory-Friendly programming.
Click here to listen to a podcast from American Theatre about their experience with our Sensory-Friendly programming.
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