With the mission of inspiring young people to creative and productive lives through the art of the theater, DCT is now proud to be able to create a positive, fun atmosphere for families with sensory friendly needs. A child with autism or some other sensory challenge who loves theater and the arts will be excited about this new program at DCT and, hopefully, with the transformational experience of theater, will be inspired to creatively contribute to the world and their community in their own way.
In 2013, Dallas Children's Theater will offer three sensory friendly productions
Saturday, March 1 at 1:30 pm - a family favorite by P.D. Eastman that uses single-syllable words in rhythmic repetition for beginning readers that honors the simplicity of the world around us.
Saturday, July 12 at 4:30 pm - A charming story by E.B. White that proves great things can come in small packages.
Date to be announced
General production adaptations include leaving the house lights up a few levels higher than for a standard performance and reducing the sound level. We also offer a "Quiet Room" for children who need a break.
There will be some fun and engaging activities presented before the play, so plan to come as early as one hour before the show which would be
12:30 or 3:30
To Purchase Tickets
DCT wants to make sure families have no barriers that would prevent them from at least sampling these great opportunities created especially for them! We are therefore offering tickets for the first two shows for $5 per person.
To purchase tickets, please call 214-740-0051
Social Story - A pictorial guide with simple language explaining what can be expected when visiting the theater.
Parent Tipsheet - Specific details about the production.
Want to arrange a pre-visit to the theater or have additional questions? Contact Gina Waits at: 214-978-0110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Children's Theater is a participant in the Audience (R)Evolution Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.
Autism Speaks is also providing a grant to DCT so that it can document this year's experience. Local partners include Autism Speaks, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at UT Southwestern, University of North Texas Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Health Science Center and the Autism Center, Children's Medical Center and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Credits: Go, Dog. Go!: Illustration by P.D. Eastman from the book Go, Dog. Go! Copyright 1961 by P.D. Eastman, Copyright renewed 1989 by Mary L. Eastman