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 Sensory-Friendly performances, intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as people with other special needs 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 here 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.

Click here to download the documents for CINDERELLA.

The designated “sensory-friendly” performance will occur during the Monday at 9:45 AM performance for each MainStage at theTaft production.

Cinderella: Monday, December 18 at 9:45 AM

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure: Monday, February 19 at 9:45 AM

Mary Poppins:  Monday, April 16 at 9:45 AM

Click Here to Download a 17-18 Order Form. 

Please note audience members will not receive actual tickets for this performance. Seating is not assigned for this performance.

You must order wheelchair accessible seats in advance.  If you do not order in advance, we may not be able to accommodate you on the day of the show.

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

Miami University's research lab is conducting a research study on the social and cognitive development of children and adolescents who have and have not been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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