Autism-friendly performances can be a fantastic way for people on the autism spectrum to enjoy a live theatre show. These shows will have had adjustments made in the form of reduction to sound levels, some changes to lighting and loud sound effects and strobe lighting taken out. There will be a relaxed attitude to movement in and out of the auditorium and there will be some designated chill-out areas available. The theatre staff and cast will also have received some training so they have some understanding of autism.

The shows which are listed as 'Relaxed performances' will also include audience members who have other disabilities.

Autism-friendly/relaxed performances coming soon:


Prince Edward Theatre, London
Tuesday 29 August, 1.30pm

Opening at the Prince Edward Theatre in London last summer, Disney’s newest musical Aladdin will stage its first ever autism-friendly this August. Small adjustments will be made to the whole theatre experience to present an unmissable experience for autistic people, their family and friends.

Join Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Jafar and the rest of the cast on a magical journey in Agrabah. Special adjustments have been made to the performance - from character introductions to volume reductions and the removal of sharp lighting effects – leaving you to enjoy the brilliant music, breathtaking sets and dazzling costumes.

Staff at the Prince Edward Theatre have been given specialist autism training, and will be accompanied by The National Autistic Society and Disney volunteers, so you know you’ll be in a welcoming, understanding environment. The performance has an exclusive booking site and visual story so you know what to expect on the day.

Outside of the auditorium, designated quiet spaces have been set up for before, after and during the performance. A lower number of seats are filled for the performance so as not to crowd the venue, making the experience more relaxing.

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