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Sensory Inclusive

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 tickets start at $7

Upcoming Sensory Inclusive performances

Sensory Inclusive Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Sun, May 19, 2024


Sensory Inclusive Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Sensory Inclusive ArtistiCO

Sun, Jun 23, 2024


Sensory Inclusive ArtistiCO

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.

We were able to speak to Vital Theatre Company, who presented sensory inclusive performances of Pinkalicious and Flight School: The Musical in previous seasons, about why it’s so important to offer these performances and what the work means to them.

We also had the chance to ask Pradhanica about their first-ever sensory inclusive performance.

CBS4 came to one of our sensory-inclusive performances of Home for the Holidays and spoke with a parent about why she brings her daugther to our performances.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Presenting Partners

Joel and Janet Kaufman

Douglas County Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy Grant