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.

Click to view the custom social narrative for both upcoming performances in advance of the experience, as well as the picture schedule for both upcoming performances to help guide your day.

 

TETRIS | Social Narrative

TETRIS | Picture Schedule

You Make The Difference

“The fact that our son was working with Broadway professionals and getting vocal and acting lessons from people who actually acted on Broadway was stunning.”

- Jennifer, Altoona parent

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Upcoming Events with Sensory-Friendly Performances

THE UGLY DUCKLING

November 3, 2018 Learn More

POLAR BEARS GO UP

March 2, 2019 Learn More

UNDERNEATH THE MAGICAL MOON

March 16, 2019 Learn More
Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: