At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942




SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

Sponsored by The Mark and Vickie Fund of the Nysether Family Foundation


Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities or special needs that create sensory sensitivities or make seeing theatre challenging. These performances are free for families with children with special needs.

Please contact Box Office to reserve tickets.
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

  • Who can attend this Sensory-Friendly performance?

    Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities or special needs that create sensory sensitivities or make seeing theatre challenging.

    Parents of children with special needs often find it difficult to find places where their children are welcome. Reactions that may seem odd or could be disruptive usually keep families with children with special needs away from places where children are expected to remain quiet and relatively still, such as live performances.

  • How is a Sensory-Friendly performance different?
    A Sensory-Friendly performance is unique in a variety of ways, including:
    • Written resources and “social stories” are provided up front online and at the box office that help prepare children and their families for the performance ahead of time.
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    • It will be acceptable to stand, walk, talk or fidget.
    • House lights stay partially lit during the performance.
    • Audio cue volumes are reduced or eliminated.
    • Lighting effects that are strobe like, sudden or glaring are reduced or eliminated.
    • There is general admission seating, allowing the families to choose where they want to sit.
    • The generous seating at the Civic Auditorium allows ample space between audience members.
    • Designated “Away Space” for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a minute to self-regulate.

Box Office

Everett Performing Arts Center
(425) 257-8600
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Tuesday-Saturday
11:00 AM-7:00 PM
11:00 AM-5:00 PM (Summer)


LOCATIONS

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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