Elmwood Park Zoo — the first zoo in the world to be accreditted as a Certified Autism Center by the IBBCES — is excited to share its know-how with Centre Theater as its new Inclusivity Consultant. Taking lead on developing its special needs productions, transitioning its operations to be inclusive, and aiding actors on how to engage with program participants. Both The Centre Theater and Elmwood Park Zoo are excited about creating yet another inclusive and accessible center for special-needs community members right here in the heart Montgomery County.
You can support the theater's inclusivity efforts by donating today!
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!
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Centre Theater Operated by The Greater Norristown Society for the Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization