Sensory Friendly

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 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.

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.