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Relaxed performances

Relaxed performances

Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

What's different?

  • the lights in the audience will be up so that it's not too dark
  • you can make noise during the show
  • you can come and go as you please
  • if you need a break there are chill out areas in the foyer 
  • We make small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobes lights) so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities.


The National Theatre provides a limited number of Relaxed performances, and our forthcoming Relaxed Performances are listed below:

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!
Dorfman Theatre
Saturday 17 August, 2 pm

TO BOOK for the Relaxed Performance of Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical! click this link. This will unlock £15 tickets for this performance

PLUS: Join us before the Relaxed Performance for a Relaxed Workshop, from 11am - 12.30pm. Adults £6, children £4. More info and book

DOWNLOAD a Visual Story to prepare for your visit. 


The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Dorfman Theatre
Saturday 18 January, 2pm

TO BOOK for the relaxed performance of The Ocean at the End of the Lane click this link. This will unlock £15 tickets for this performance

Parent on Relaxed Puppetry Workshop: ‘They're great. It allows the children and young adults with additional needs to really feel confident and safe. To completely enjoy themselves without being judged. They’re facilitated in feeling more able in themselves.’

 

 

What to expect at a Relaxed Performance

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