What does sensory-inclusive mean?
Sensory-inclusive (SI) performances are modified to create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. These programs were formerly called our sensory-friendly performances.
What makes these performances sensory-inclusive?
Performers modify shows to ensure there are no startling noises or visually over-stimulating components. Our team keeps sound levels lower than normal and keeps the lights in the audience higher than normal, ensuring audience members can see each other. Audience members are free to come and go if need be (there is always a “quiet room” available) and are asked to wave hands rather than clapping.
Cost: Adults and Children: $7
Upcoming Sensory Inclusive performances
Sensory Inclusive Passport to Culture: Colorado History Through Song with Swallow Hill Music
Sunday, May 21 at 4pm
Check back soon for our 2023-2024 Sensory Inclusive offerings!
Why does LTAC believe in producing sensory inclusive work?
The Lone Tree Arts Center is a leader in sensory inclusive access. After producing our first SI show in December of 2013, we saw how much having this outlet and access touched the lives of those who attended. For many, this was the first time they thought it would be “safe” to attend a live performance, having always worried about distracting others or wondering what triggers might exist.