SENSORY-FRIENDLY

Dedicated performances for those on the autism spectrum, atypical learners and their families. 

Des Moines Performing Arts is excited to continue a sensory-friendly initiative as part of the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series.

Sensory-friendly performances are geared towards those on the autism spectrum, individuals with other sensory sensitivities and their families. These dedicated performances will contain all the joy of a typical theater setting with a few adjustments to help those in attendance feel more comfortable. This will include alterations to light and sound, a variety of seating options, an environment that will encourage movement and breaks when needed, ASL interpretation, and inclusive staff that will welcome guests from the moment they arrive. Families who do not require these accommodations are still welcome to attend.

Questions regarding these performances can be directed to the Des Moines Performing Arts Ticket Office at 515-246-2300 or by emailing us.

 

 

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"To have been given the chance to work with a professional choreographer and music director! Wow!"

- Ridg, Waukee High School

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Upcoming Events with Sensory-Friendly Performances

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February 29, 2020 Get Tickets

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April 18, 2020 Get Tickets
Sensory-Friendly Performance Resources

Click for Social Narratives to help you prepare for the performance:

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Click for Picture Schedules to guide your experience at each of the performances: 

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Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: