Sensory friendly plus family-friendly performances

Trinity Rep continues the tradition of presenting a sensory-friendly performance of New England’s holiday favorite, A Christmas CarolNow re-titled Sensory-Friendly Plus! to indicate the nature of sensory-friendly plus family-friendly performance, Trinity Rep will continue to offer a special performance of the holiday classic.

Designed to meet the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum, and/or individuals with sensory processing disorders or other cognitive disabilities, this performance features modified sound, lighting and other adjustments. Patrons are invited to make sounds, enter and exit as needed during the performance and enjoy this holiday tradition with their family and community.

2021 A Christmas Carol Sensory Friendly Plus! performance:

Trinity Rep has made the difficult decision not to hold a Sensory Friendly Plus performance of A Christmas Carol this year. We have found that it will not be possible for us to both adhere to our COVID safety protocols and accommodate the unique challenges of our Sensory Friendly Plus audience members. In lieu of this in-person experience, we recommend that audience members who normally have attended this performance purchase access to the on-demand streaming version of the show. We will be offering free video resources to our Sensory Friendly audience to accompany the online version. The Sensory Friendly subscription series for the 2021-22 Season remains unchanged. If you have any questions, please contact

Click here for a short video about the 2020 A Christmas Carol Online for Sensory-Friendly audiences or click here for the Sensory Friendly guide of potentially alarming visuals and sounds.

Click here for FAQs about Sensory-Friendly Plus! performances

Click here for a video about visiting the theater

Click here for the 2019 A Christmas Carol social story

Click here for the 2019 Sensory Friendly Guide

Click here to read the Providence Journal’s article on our Sensory Friendly programming

Click here for past social stories.