Icon of shooting starsStrictly Come Dancing The Live Tour (Nottingham, February 2020)

Icon of shooting starsThe Lion King (Edinburgh, January 2020 and London, May 2020)

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


Date: 26 January 2020, 1 30pm

Venue: The Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

Tickets: Price dependent on seating - book online


Date: 31 May 2020, 1pm

Venue: The Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7RQ

Tickets: Price dependent on seating - book online

Photo from a London production of Disney's 'The Lion King' musical

Disney’s The Lion King is back on the West End for another fantastic relaxed performance, carefully tailored to autistic people and their families. The show will welcome not only autistic people but those with other conditions that may prevent them from accessing a mainstream theatre environment. From quiet rooms and a relaxed audience etiquette to fully trained staff and cast who understand autism, and small production changes, we work with the show to review any changes that will make the experience more enjoyable for autistic people.

At The Lion King we have performed six relaxed performances and I speak for the entire cast when I say they are our favourite shows of the year. The energy abounding from the audience is extraordinary.

George Asprey, who plays Scar in the London production of Disney's The Lion King.

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Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour - relaxed performance

Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020, matinee performance

Venue: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Strictly Come Dance Live Tour image

Clear the floor and whip out your score cards, because Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour is back for 2020 and will waltz its way around the country for 32 scintillating sequin filled shows - including, for the first time ever, a special Relaxed Performance in association with our charity. Strictly favourite and 2018 TV show winner Stacey Dooley is returning to host the tour for the first time.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office on 0843 474 3000.

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