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.

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 $114 for all six plays or starting at $25 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. Subscriptions are on sale now, non-subscription tickets will go on sale August 8, 2017.

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 upcoming Sensory-Friendly performance dates are:
Death of a Salesman: October 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Skeleton Crew: November 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Into the Breeches!: February 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Othello: March 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Native Gardens: May 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Ragtime: May 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Preparing for the performance:
Check back in fall 2017 for a social story about seeing a play at Trinity Rep.
Check back in fall 2017 for plot synopses.
Looking to come early to meet your seat? No problem! Email patron services manager Jen Buckland at jbuckland@trinityrep.com.