Relaxed and Sensory-Friendly Programs

Relaxed and Sensory-Friendly Programs- 2019-20

Relaxed Performances
Tilles Center presents relaxed performances with modified sound and light levels, specially adapted pre-performance materials, and quiet lobby areas with sensory toys for patrons who wish to move around. These performances are “non-shushing” and provide a comfortable environment for individuals on the autism spectrum and those who may have limited movement, sensory and/or complex communication needs. Relaxed performances are open to all neurodivergent and neurotypical audiences and take place throughout the season as part of our Family Fun! series of performances.

Two performances will be offered in 2019-20:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas featuring Dream Snow , Sunday, December 22 at 2pm


B-The Underwater Bubble Show, Saturday, May 9 at 2pm

To order tickets:
Tickets for  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas and The Underwater Bubble Show are on sale now and available to purchase online, by phone, or in person at the Box Office.


Sensory Immersion Theatre:  Tilles Center Presents BRANCHING OUT

Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 at 10 AM & 12 PM (open to school groups and the public) and Saturday, May 23 at 10 AM, 12 & 3 PM, Tilles Center Patron’s Lounge


Branching Out is created by Tilles Center Arts Education, specifically designed for neuro-divergent audiences. This is an immersive, multi-sensory theatrical experience about a journey through the four seasons.

This production will be designed as an intimate experience for small audiences of twenty people per performance. Tickets will go on sale in January 6, 2020 and must be ordered by phone or email.

For more information, contact: Megan Montemurro, Arts Education Coordinator, 516.299.3966,

Community Wellness Initiatives are supported, in part, by The Diane Goldberg Foundation. Arts Education programs are made possible, in part, by the Gilbert and Rose Tilles Endowment for Arts