Older adults sitting in audience enjoying sensory-friendly play.

Bringing Down the Curtain on Sensory Overload

A Guide to Autism-Friendly and Sensory-Friendly Broadway Shows The dazzling lights, the booming orchestra, the electrifying energy of a live performance – Broadway offers a truly magical experience. But for some individuals with sensory sensitivities, autism, or other neurodiversities, the same elements that make Broadway captivating can also be overwhelming. This can lead to sensory

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Beyond the Footlights: Curtains Up on a Sensory-Friendly Theatre

Drama for All Ages: A Case Study in Making Theatre Accessible for Sensory Sensitivities Theatre has the unique power to unite diverse groups, spark imagination, and inspire change. Yet, not everyone has had the chance to experience the magic of live performance due to various sensory barriers. At Young People’s Theatre (YPT), the mission to

Children sitting in an audience at a sensory-friendly play.

What Is a Sensory-Friendly Play?

A sensory-friendly play is simply a play that has been adapted to be less overwhelming for the senses. Essentially, it becomes friendly for your audience’s sensory experience. Plays become sensory-friendly by changing things in the theatre and by changing the play itself, if needed. The same play may be adapted differently by different theatres. Likewise,

Christina Martin sitting on chair.

Case Study: From Rockin’ to Relaxing: How Christina Martin Made Her Music Sensory-Friendly

Beyond the Stage Lights: Creating an Inclusive Music Experience Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin is leading the charge to adopt inclusive, sensory-friendly performances at her shows.  Both in-person and online performances.  In this blog post, she answered a series of questions about her journey to inclusion and the results of her training with and certification from

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