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NYC Sensory Friendly Performances 2017-2018

Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors - November 02, 2017

Big Umbrella Festival at Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC
Whole Month in April 2018. Lincoln Center hosting it’s first-ever theater festival for young audiences on the autism spectrum and their families

  • Artists At The Atrium: Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
    Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11am-2pm.  Get ready for a whimsical Americana mashup when the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter brings his rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock tunes
  • Kids Spring Outing - Disney’s Frozen The Broadway Musical.
    Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3pm.  This is the timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it.
  • Storytime: Hello, Lighthouse! By Sophie Blackall.
    Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11am. Caldecott Award–winning illustrator Sophie Blackall (Ruby’s Wish, Ivy & Bean) explores the life of one lighthouse through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper.
  • Meet The Music! Inspector Pulse: Things Are Seldom What They Theme .
    Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2pm.  Our wacky private cooked up many variations on a musical theme.  Theme and variations becomes the theme as Inspector Pulse investigates music by Beethoven, Schubert, Gershwin, and much more!

Accessibility:   Braille and large-print programs, assistive listening, sign language interpretation, captioning, and audio description are available for select performances and upon request.

The New Victory Theater|
209 W 42nd Street, NYC.  Autism-Friendly Performances

  • Bromance
    Saturday, February 10, 2018.  A trio of dudes who flip, throw and catch each other, turning handshakes into handstands and racing through fast-paced, high-risk stunts featuring parkour, hand-to-hand balancing tricks and Cyr wheel skills
  • Black Beauty
    March 18, 2018, Saddle up and jump headlong into a tale where loneliness gives way to hope, friends become heroes and courage saves the day!
  • Air Play
    April 14, 2018,  Watch in absolute wonder as umbrellas take flight, balloons sprout minds of their own and shimmering silks ripple to the rafters in the modern circus spectacle

Accessibility :  Assistive listening devices, Audio-described performances, Sign-interpreted performances

Shubert Organization
234 West 44th St, NYC. 
Autism-Friendly Performances

  • Come From Away
    Sunday, December 3.  Takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Gershwin Theatre
222 W 51st St, NYC

  • Wicked  
    Sunday, February 4, 2018.  Wicked looks at what happened in OZ from a different angle.  There is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent.  When she meets a bubbly blonde, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships until the world decides to call one good and the other  one wicked.

New Amsterdam Theatre
214 W 42nd St, NYC

  • Aladdin
    Sunday, March 4, 2018.  When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp -- and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn't quite what he appears to be?

Blue Man Group Special Autism-Friendly Performance at Astor Place Theatre
434 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Saturday, November 4, 2pm. Blue Man Group is a creative organization centered on a trio of mute performers that present themselves in blue paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors| November 02, 2017
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