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.

You Make The Difference

“The dollar ticket price [for the Applause Series shows] is unbelievable. Without it, we would't be able to come. The people who support this program need to be applauded because it gives kids great opportunities.”
- Lynn, Holy Trinity Catholic School

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Upcoming Events with Sensory-Friendly Performances

AIR PLAY

February 17, 2018 Get Tickets

SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN

March 24, 2018 Get Tickets

TETRIS

May 12, 2018 Get Tickets
Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: