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.
Next Sensory-Friendly Event
DCT's TREASURE HUNT DRIVE-THRU
Saturday, April 24, Noon - 3:00 PM
(Reservation required. Available to the first 30 families that sign up.)
Each family will be assigned a specific time when you register for the event.
You should allow about 30 minutes to complete the Drive-Thru.
Special appearances include:
- Peter Pan
- Brave Beard
- Slappy and Monday
- Milo the Mouse
To sign-up for this free event, go here:
TREASURE HUNT DRIVE-THRU SOCIAL STORY
A pictorial guide with simple language explaining what can be expected when participating in this event.
TREASURE HUNT PARENT TIPSHEET
Specific details about this event.
Have questions? Contact Gina Waits at: 214-978-0110 or email@example.com
In 2014, Dallas Children's Theater was honored to be 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 theater. Autism Speaks provided a grant to DCT to document our pilot year of sensory-friendly performances [Download report here]. Local partners for this initiative included 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. As a result of the first-year results, we were further honored with a three-year grant from The Crystal Charity Ball to continue this work!
DCT is making an impact on families with special needs!
Through three performances, here were the amazing cumulative sensory-friendly performance measurements and results: