This pre-visit guide, or “Social Narrative”, was created by the theater to help our sensory sensitive guests become familiar with the layout of the theater before their visits and to highlight any areas that may be noisy, bright or otherwise overwhelming.
A place of reprieve for special-needs audience members who may find the sights and sounds of the theater at times overwhelming, the Quiet Zone provides features like fidget spinners, touch boards, squeeze stars, padded floors and walls, and more to help destress or regroup — while a low-volume TV will stream the performance so even if overwhelmed in the theater, audience members can still enjoy the show!
The Accessibility Map was created by the theater to familiarize guests with areas that may be noisy or bright, or areas with ramp or elevator access, to help them better navigate the facility while here.
Centre Theater is proud to begin its transformation into a more inclusive facility. The theater’s upcoming Sensory-Friendly Performances and will debut the theater’s new accessibility resources for sensory-sensitive guests, including playbills noting potential stressors within the performances. To get your tickets to one of our Sensory Sensitive Performances, click the link below to visit our Upcoming Shows page.
Currently not an ADA requirement, adult-grade changing facilities can be a deciding factor for audience members with mobility and self-care disabilities who require caretakers to cut trips short or pass them over entirely. With your help however, the theater can provide this special-needs amenity and provide a resource that is so greatly needed, yet so frequently overlooked.
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Centre Theater Operated by The Greater Norristown Society for the Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organziation