Renmore Pantomime Society is very pleased to announce that our 2020 production of Aladdin 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 5th January at 12:00 noon.
This is our sixth year to include this performance, after very positive experiences over the previous 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.
Renmore’s 41st annual Pantomime, Aladdin, promises to be a spectacular adventure of laughter, music and song, and is directed by award-winning twins Brian & Seán Power. It will run from December 29th until January 12th at the Town Hall Theatre Galway.
Further details for booking the sensory friendly will be available when tickets go on sale.