The Lion King (London, June 2019)

Matilda The Musical (London, June 2019)

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.

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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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Matilda The Musical

Date: Sunday 9 June, 3pm
Venue: Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU
Price: Tickets are priced at the reduced rate of £25 and £10

Photo from Matilda The Musical

Following the sold-out success of previous relaxed performances, the Royal Shakespeare Company are pleased to announce the sixth relaxed performance of Matilda The Musical. Once again, they will work closely with the Natoinal Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects to offer full access to the theatre for autistic people, people with learning disabilities and their families.

The performance provides a relaxed environment for everyone, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress, and with lighting and sound levels adjusted to soften their impact. Audience etiquette throughout the whole theatre is also relaxed with all audience members given the freedom to make noise and/or move about the auditorium according to their needs without restriction. Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities available for people to use if they want to take a break. All theatre staff, crew and company members also receive specialist training in advance to anticipate a wider range of different audience needs.

Book tickets through the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 331111 (10am – 6pm) or in person at the Cambridge Theatre Box Office.