Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sensory Kits now available for all First Stage performances!

As part of the First Stage accessibility initiatives, we are excited to announce that Sensory Kits are now available to accommodate our patrons on the autism spectrum or with other sensory, social, or cognitive disabilities for all performances at both the Todd Wehr Theater and the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.
Sensory Friendly Kit photo
A Sensory Kit is a backpack containing items that may provide ease or comfort to audience members with sensory sensitivities. Our kits include a social story outlining the theater experience, noise-cancelling earmuffs, and an assortment of quiet fidget toys. These Sensory Kits will be available during all public and school shows, and may be checked out from the House Manager for the duration of the performance attended.
 
Our hope in creating these kits is to help the theater experience be accessible for all patrons.

First Stage offers 3-4 Sensory Friendly performances each season, which include modifications and accommodations to make a trip to the theater as welcoming as possible. First Stage’s next Sensory Friendly performance will be for MOCKINGBIRDon April 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Todd Wehr Theater.


Learn more about First Stage programming for students with autism.

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