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The sensory-friendly performance of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is on Saturday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. For tickets, please call the Box Office at (619) 234-5623.
Join us for this uplifting and joyous occasion on Saturday, December 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. right before the sensory-friendly Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! performance. Not only will there be lots of holiday fun and upbeat music, but there will also be an arts-and-crafts table and an opportunity to meet Mr. Grinch himself!
Other sensory-friendly performances have included The Tale of Despereaux, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, and Into the Woods.
In order to make the experience safer and more enjoyable for theatregoers with autism and other sensitivity issues, slight adjustments are made to the production including:
An online social story is also available for Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Parents can view and print this social story, which outlines in words and pictures of the experience that families will have during their trip to see the sensory-friendly performance. Families can also make an appointment to “meet their seat” and familiarize themselves with Balboa Park and The Old Globe.
Photo: (center) Edward Watts as the Grinch with guests of the sensory-friendly peformance of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2018. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
The sensory-friendly performance of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is performed for children on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as other families with special needs that may appreciate the welcoming and supportive environment this performance provides. Slight adjustments are made to the production including fewer loud noises and flashing lights that may be challenging for some audiences members.