For the third year, The Old Globe will offer a sensory-friendly performance of the holiday classic Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Following in the footsteps of successful sensory-friendly performances of The Lion King and Mary Poppins on Broadway, The Grinch will be performed for children and adults 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 audience members. In addition to the adjustments made to the show, additional features help make the experience safer and more enjoyable for children with autism and other sensitivity issues including:
- A Meet Your Seat event at the Globe will be offered to familiarize children with Balboa Park and the Old Globe Theatre
- An online social story will be available for parents to view and print at home that outlines in words and pictures the experience that families will have during their trip to see Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
- The lobby of the theatre will serve as a quiet area for children who need to leave their seat during the show. On-site volunteer specialists will be on hand to assist families as needed as they arrive at the Old Globe Theatre and throughout the performance.