The Lion King (London, June 2019)

Operation Ouch! (London, December 2018)

The Snowman and Paddington Bear (London, December 2018)

Autism-friendly performances can be a fantastic way for people on the autism spectrum to enjoy a live theatre show. From reduction to sound levels, changes to lighting to a relaxed attitude to movement in and out of the auditorium and chill-out areas,to theatre staff and cast training, a number of adjustments are made to make the experience as inclusive as possible.

Find out about the work we do with theatres to offer autism-friendly and relaxed shows.

Autism-friendly/relaxed performances coming up

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

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The Lion King

Venue: The Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street London WC2E 7RQ 
Date: Sunday 2 June 2019
Price: Tickets available at the reduced rate of £20, £30, £40, £45 and £49.50

Having hosted its fifth autism-friendly performance in London in 2018 the landmark Disney musical is delighted to present a relaxed performance for 2019.

Relaxed performances are specially adapted to be accessible to a wide range of audiences including autistic people and their families. With extra trained staff on hand and dedicated quiet areas inside the theatre to allow people freedom to move around.

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Operation Ouch! 

Venue: Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Date: Tuesday 18 December, 11am
Price: £15 per person

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The double BAFTA-winning Operation Ouch! will be putting on its first relaxed performance this Christmas – perfect for school trips in the wind down before the holidays. Incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing facts will be presented by Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken, identical twins from London who both practice medicine. You’ll learn all about biology in an atmosphere that has been specifically tailored to the needs of young people who may benefit from a relaxed environment, including autistic people.

How to book

Contact the Nimax theatres access line 0330 333 4815 or in person at the Apollo Theatre Box Office.

The Snowman and Paddington Bear

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Date: Thursday 20 December, 11am
Price: £7.50 - £30 per person, depending on seating

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Delight your family with a double-bill of classic stories, with musical accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in a relaxed setting.

In the first half, narrated by actor Stephen Mangan, we join Paddington Bear on his latest adventures, before moving on to the second half: a magical performance of a childhood classic, The Snowman.

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