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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be performed for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as for other families with special needs that may appreciate the welcoming and supportive environment this performance provides on Saturday, December 14. Other sensory-friendly performances have included The Tale of Despereaux, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, and Into the Woods.
There will also be a free AXIS event before the performance for all to enjoy! Click here to learn more!
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! will be 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 wil be made to the production including fewer loud noises and flashing lights that may be challenging for some audiences members.