Rocket Post

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.

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Autism-friendly/relaxed performances coming soon:

Rocket Post (relaxed performance)

Venue: Byre Theatre University of St Andrews, Abbey St, St Andrews KY16 9LA
Date: Monday 9 October 2017, 7.00pm
Tickets: £10, £8 (concessions), £25 (families)

Rocket Post.

Based on a true story, Rocket Post follows the story of eccentric German scientist, Gerhard Zucker, and his quest to bring the future to a small community in the Western Isles. Namely, a rocket packed full of letters to send from Scarp to Harris.

This bright, fantastically fun performance for everyone aged six and over, brings songs and storytelling to life in a tale of miscommunication, vaulting ambition and the joyous discoveries that happen when everything goes wrong.  

We have worked with The National Theatre of Scotland to provide a supportive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for all the family. Including a visual story, access to the studio before the show and a pre-show presentation allowing you to see scenery and props, meet the actors and ask any questions about the production before you sit back and enjoy the show.

Volunteers from the Byrne Theatre and The National Autistic Society will be on hand to help with all your needs during the 75 minute performance. Tickets are £10, £8 for concessions or £25 for family of 4 and the usually 80 capacity theatre will be reduced to 40 people – meaning tickets are limited, so book yours now!

To find out more, or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact Derek Gilchrist at The National Theatre of Scotland on 0141 227 9019.

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