Sensory-Friendly Shows

Sponsored by
Autism Strong Foundation
Children's Theatre of Charlotte offers a sensory-friendly show for most of our Mainstage productions, designed and modified for families and friends with children or adults on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities. These shows feature:
  • Softened theatre lighting & sound
  • Dimmed house lights that remain on
  • Extra room in the house to move around as needed
  • Quiet spaces and headphones
  • Fidgets and other sensory objects
Through our exclusive partnership with Autism Strong Foundation, families with members on the autism spectrum and those with other sensory sensitivities have access to tickets at the reduced cost of $5 per order (maximum 6 tickets per show).

Social Story

A social story is a visual and narrative-based tool that helps children or adults on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities better understand and navigate various social situations or new experiences.
Social stories are designed to provide clear, concise, and structured explanations of specific events, in this case coming to one of our Sensory-Friendly Performances, using simple language and visual supports.
View Story
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Sensory-Friendly Shows:

Sensory-Friendly Shows If you require special assistance during your visit, consider contacting us in advance at 704-973-2828 (12-5 PM, Mon - Fri) or by emailing the Box Office so we may provide the best possible experience for you and your family.

Sensory-Friendly Show Guides

Parent and Child Guides for our Sensory-Friendly shows will be posted here as they are created throughout the season.
Elephant & Piggie - Parent Guide
Elephant & Piggie - Child Guide