The Center for Puppetry Arts is proud to announce the next slate of sensory-friendly programming to occur during its 2016-17 season. These modifications of the Center’s regular programming will allow guests with Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience sensory-friendly Family Series performances, Film series, and Create-A-Puppet Workshops™. Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.
Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated. Fidget toys and sound-reducing headphones will also be available.
Click here for a detailed Visitors Guide to help prepare you for your visit to the Center!
Upcoming dates and activities:
12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops™
Sun, August 27, 2017
Mother Goose is missing. Sing, wiggle, and clap along with Mary Mary to sort out the rhymes and find clues to Mother Goose’s whereabouts.
Sun, October 1, 2017
E.B. White’s award-winning tale of unlikely friendship will have you cheering, “Terrific,terrific, terrific!”
The 3 Little Pigs and More
Sun, October 29, 2017
Fantastic folk tales from around the world come to life with a menagerie of zany characters! Featuring The Frog Prince, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs.
Sun, February 18, 2019
It's a jungle out there in this entertaining and enlightening peek at the amazing Amazonian rainforest.
Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
Sun, April 8, 2018
“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. All of your favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale come to life on stage.