Renmore Pantomime Society is very pleased to announce that our 2017 production of Little Red Riding Hood will include a sensory friendly performance for children with autism spectrum disorders and other sensory difficulties. This sensory friendly performance will take place on Sunday 8th January at 12:00 noon.
This is our third year to include this performance, after very positive experiences over the past two years. Renmore Pantomime has been working closely with Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) to create a Sensory Friendly version of the show, providing an opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and their families, to attend a Pantomime.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders can find it difficult to cope with everyday sensory signals, such as crowds, noise and lights. Providing a sensory friendly environment can help to reduce anxiety and discomfort, so that they can enjoy the performance.
A number of changes will be made to this performance to make the trip to the theatre more enjoyable for children with autism, allowing the whole family to enjoy this feast of seasonal entertainment. To provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere, this dedicated sensory friendly performance is adapted to include:
Reduced volume, not using sudden loud noises or bangs.
Use of brighter auditorium lighting and softer stage lighting.
A limited number of tickets will be sold to maintain a comfortable size audience at this performance.
Volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance and support.
Designated “Chill out zones” will also be available to the audience, providing a safe space for children to take a break from the show if required.
A Social Story is available to view or download to prepare children about what to expect when they come to the Town Hall Theatre to see the show.
Renmore’s 38th annual Pantomime, Little Red Riding Hood, promises to be a spectacular adventure of laughter, music and song, and is directed by award-winning twins Brian & Seán Power. It runs from December 30th until January 15th at the Town Hall Theatre Galway.
Tickets can be purchased from Town Hall Theatre by phoning 091-569777
***Quote Sensory Friendly Show when purchasing tickets***
Please discuss preference for seating allocation with the box office staff at the Town Hall. Please inform the theatre if there is a need to accommodate a wheelchair.
We hope this will be an enjoyable show for all the family!