Sensory-Friendly Performances

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is pleased to offer sensory-friendly performances designed especially for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities, or other special needs.

Sensory-Friendly Magic Carpet Concert: Going Places

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 11:15 am | Dayton Masonic Center

Audience members will learn how music and dance can tell stories without any words. Dancers from Dayton Ballet II and talented vocalists from Dayton Opera join the Dayton Philharmonic to describe modes of travel and exotic places in the world. Your students will get a taste of the Ballet, Opera, and Philharmonic in this integrated concert! Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, Dance

Conductor: Patrick Reynolds

Sensory Friendly Performance: March 2, 2022, 11:15 am
Cost: $5 per seat
Book: Complete our online interest form here or email Kara Camfield, [email protected]
Location: Dayton Masonic Center

About the Performance

What makes these performances sensory-friendly? Our sensory-friendly performances feature a supportive, judgment-free environment with relaxed theater rules. Adaptations to our sensory-friendly performances include the following:

  • Dimmed house lights (30% brightness during the entire performance)
  • Lower sound levels
  • Elimination of startling special effects and lighting
  • Relaxed theater rules—freedom to get up, move around, and come and go as you desire
  • Designated quiet area
  • Trained and informed dancers, staff, ushers, and other volunteers to ensure a memorable experience for you and your family

Pre-Performance Resources

We hope these pre-performance resources will help you and your family prepare for your performance.

2022 Sensory Magic Carpet – FAQ and Welcome Email
2022 Magic Carpet – Social Narrative
2022 Magic Carpet – Program and Performers
Visual Check List
Non-Visual Check List

Please contact Ruth Reveal, Chief Learning Officer, if you have any questions regarding Sensory-Friendly performances, [email protected].