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Sensory-Friendly Performances

New Victory hopes to make kids regular theatergoers at an early age, including individuals on the autism spectrum or anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed theater experience. We look forward to welcoming families again and again to enjoy world-class
performing arts together.

The following performances in our season have been adapted for individuals with sensory sensitivity. All patrons are welcome at these special relaxed performances. For information and to book tickets to a Sensory-Friendly School Performance, contact New Victory School Engagement.

Production Photo: Cirque Mechanics 42FT

42FT: Sensory-Friendly

For everyone 5 and up
Saturday, 12/14 at 7pm

Prepare for the show with our 42FT Sensory-Friendly Guide and New Victory Social Story.

Production Photo: CollaborationTown's Riddle of the Trilobites

Riddle of the Trilobites: Sensory-Friendly

For everyone 6 and up
Saturday, 12/14 at 7pm

Pre-show resources will be available closer to the performance.

Production Photo: NIE's Snow White

Snow White: Sensory-Friendly

For everyone 7 and up
Sunday, 4/26 at 5pm

Pre-show resources will be available closer to the performance.

What to Expect

Modified Lighting and Sound

  • Sound in the production will be lowered and staff will warn of any upcoming loud noises during the show.
  • Lights in the seating area will be dimmed rather than fully dark during the performance.

Judgement-Free, Inclusive Environment

  • Audience members may talk and vocalize as they wish, as well as leave and re-enter the seating area as needed.
  • A gender-neutral family restroom will be provided.

Calming Corner and Activity Area

  • An activity area with a live video feed of the show, coloring sheets and fidget toys will be available for anyone who may need to take a break.
  • A calming corner with fidget toys and bean bag chairs will be available if patrons need a quiet place to relax.

FAQs

How do I prepare for the show?

Explore our spaces with our 360° virtual tour and view our “Visiting The New Victory” Social Story to familiarize yourself with what a trip to the New Victory will be like. Families are invited to “meet their seat” in advance and explore the lobbies and seating areas. Please call 646.223.3023 to arrange a visit.

What should I bring to the show?

If your kid uses ear defenders or has a particular fidget they like best, bring them along! You may bring your own snack if your kid has specific food preferences, or we have a selection of snacks available for purchase. We do ask that you enjoy your food in the lobby areas.

Will staff have training and experience?

Yes. Autism specialists and volunteers from Autism Friendly Spaces will be on hand to provide assistance if needed, and New Victory staff members have received training about autism and how to make this event enjoyable for everyone.

In collaboration with The New Victory Theater, Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc. is providing consultative services for these performances. For more information, visit their website.

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