BOX OFFICE 610.644.3500

Sensory-Friendly Performances

On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 we will be offering a sensory-friendly performance of Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon: A Musical Panto.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming to all families with members (children or adults) on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities.

For this special performance, the theatre environment at People's Light will be adjusted to provide a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space. Adjustments include:

  • House lights will remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting;
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance;
  • Designated quiet areas within the theater;
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement;
  • Limited crowds and visitors through the theatre lobby during the day and timing of the performance;
  • A quiet area will be available where children and their families can relax in our theatre's lobby;
  • Fidget and stress sensory toys will be available to borrow as needed; and
  • People’s Light staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs.

    WHEN: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm
    WHERE: Leonard C. Haas Stage
    COST: $15 (fees included)
    To purchase tickets online, please fill out this form or over the phone by calling the box office at 610.644.3500.

    Planning your visit:
    Helpful PDFs you can download and print
    Pre-show stories about ARTHUR
    Visiting Guide to People's Light

    If you have questions regarding this performance, please contact Elizabeth Gardner, Director of Audience Services, at 610.647.1900, ext. 103. If you would like to be contacted when tickets go on sale, e-mail

    If you have questions regarding donations, please contact Marcie Bramucci, Director of Community Investment, at 610.647.1900 ext. 143.

    Special thanks to our program partners, including Art-Reach; VSA Pennsylvania; and Dr. Roger I. Ideishi, Jd, OT/L, FOATA Program Director & Associate Professor Program in Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University.