Sensory Friendly

Tilles Center offers modified performances for audiences on the autism spectrum and with other sensory issues. These productions will have adjusted sound and light levels, specially adapted pre-performance materials, and a custom-designed lobby area for patrons who wish to move around. These performances are open to the public.

Three performances will be offered in 2018:

Go, Dog. Go! – Friday, February 9 at 7 PM, Family Workshop at 5:30-6:15 PM.
Come early for our family workshop ($5 per person) — Join us for story theatre as we meet (and pretend to be) big dogs, little dogs, dogs with fancy hats, green dogs, blue dogs, dogs in card and of course, party dogs! Boxed dinners may be purchased in advance.

The Polar Bears Go Up! – Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM, Family Workshop at 5:30-6:16 PM.
Come early for our family workshop ($5 per person) — Learn what’s in store for the Polar Bears before the show! Will they be able to make it and how will they get there? Find out in this interactive story-telling workshop. Boxed dinners may be purchased in advance. Download the Social Narrative here.

Red Kite Treasure Adventure – Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16 at 11 AM & 1 PM; Saturday, March 17 at 1 & 3 PM. All performances take place in the Patrons Lounge.
Red Kite Treasure Adventure is an interactive theatrical experience with live music and sensory moments created specifically for young people on the autism spectrum. This intimate production creates a safe and exciting theatrical environment and is limited to small audience of individuals on the spectrum, each accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Download the Social Narrative here.

Click here for a printable version of Sensory Friendly Performances.

To order tickets to Sensory Friendly Performances:
Tickets for Go, Dog. Go! and The Polar Bears Go Up! are on sale now and available to purchase online, by phone, or in person at the Box Office.

Tickets for Red Kite Treasure Adventure are on sale now and available to purchase by phone by calling 516.299.3031 during regular Box Office hours, Monday – Saturday, 1PM – 6PM, or email Susan Dunbar, Community Engagement Manager, at  All tickets are $15 each.

For questions about Sensory-Friendly Performances and experiences, contact: Stephanie Turner, Director of Education and Outreach 516.299.2388,

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