Sensory-Friendly Performances

Intended for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to present TCT’s first ever Sensory-Friendly performances, intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as people with other developmental or cognitive disabilities who may benefit and their families.

To create a Sensory-Friendly performance, the show is being performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound will be made for the performance. Effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience will be minimalized. In the downstairs theater lobby, there will be an area staffed by specialists in the field where you and your child can take a break from the performance.

A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) with pictures of the theatre and the production will be available on our website, designed to personalize the experience for individuals wishing to prepare for the show. Additional resources for this performance, such as a Character Guide, and a Guide to Attending the Show will also be available here on our website approximately one week before each show.

The designated “sensory-friendly” performance will occur during the Monday 12:30pm performance for each production.

Alice in Wonderland:  Monday, October 17 at 12:30 PM

Elf The Musical JR.: Monday, December 12 at 12:30 PM

The Wizard of Oz:  Monday, February 13 at 12:30 PM

Tarzan the Stage Musical Based on the Disney Film:  Monday, April 10 at 12:30 PM

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Questions about booking? Please call Pam Young at 513.569.8080 ext. 13 or email