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 ticket 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.

2021-22 Season

Tickets to Trinity Rep’s sensory-friendly performances can be purchased as a subscription starting at $80for all four 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.

Dates

A Christmas Carol (Sensory Friendly Plus!) Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Tiny Beautiful Things: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Gem of the Ocean: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Sueño: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Fairview: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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.

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.

Preparing for the performance:

Sensory-Friendly Welcome – Seeing a play at Trinity Rep!

Looking to come early to meet your seat? No problem! Email Jordan Butterfield at jbutterfield@trinityrep.com.