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Access and Inclusion | Sensory-Friendly Performances

Children's Theatre of Charlotte offers a sensory-friendly performance for each of our Mainstage productions, adjusted for families and friends with children or adults on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities. At the performance, theatre lighting and sound will be softened and the house lights will dim but stay on. Guests will also have extra room in the house to move around as needed during the performance. Quiet spaces, fidgets and headphones will also be available.

Children's Theatre of Charlotte trains all staff to meet the needs of those attending. Before attending the performances, families can walk through virtual tours online and get to know ImaginOn’s public space including the interior of the McColl Family Theatre and the Wells Fargo Playhouse. Parents can download a variety of resources to help them prepare their family for the show.

Attending a performance or visiting ImaginOn
Take a virtual tour of ImaginOn and our two theatres. The theatres, classrooms, work areas and backstage spaces at ImaginOn are fully ADA accessible. Accessible parking is available in the parking deck below ImaginOn (accessed from Sixth Street). There is an automatic door at our main entrance on Seventh Street, and accessible water fountains and rest rooms are available throughout the building.

If you require special assistance during your visit, please consider contacting our box office in advance, via phone: 704-973-2828 or you may email us. This will allow us to provide the best possible experience for you and your family.

Take a virtual tour of ImaginOn and our two theatres by clicking the picture.

We create Resource Guides for each of our Productions - a general Resource Guide with activities and background information on the show - plus two guides specific to our Sensory-Friendly Performances, one for Parents and one for Children.

2019-20 Sensory-Friendly Performance Guides:

Peter Pan - Parent Guide | Peter Pan - Child Guide
The Invisible Boy - Parent Guide | The Invisible Boy - Child Guide
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Parent Guide | The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Child Guide
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs - Parent Guide | True Story of the 3 Little Pigs - Child Guide
Akeelah and the Bee - Parent Guide | Akeelah and the Bee - Child Guide
GRIMMZ Fairy Tales - Parent Guide | GRIMMZ Fairy Tales - Child Guide

Julie Higginbotham of Precious Developments has worked as our consultant in the creation and preparation for our sensory-friendly performances. We're grateful for this valued partnership.

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Children's Theatre of Charlotte
is located at ImaginOn
300 E 7th St. | Charlotte NC 28202
Box Office: 704-973-2828 (12-5, M-F)
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