New Sensory-Friendly Performances at Segerstrom Center | Room on the Broom #SCFTA

Tall Stories Theatre Company in Room on the Broom Photo copyright Helen WarnerSensory-Friendly Performance Series. These shows are designed for families with autism or sensory sensitivity. Here’s what it means:

  • There will be a reduction of sound levels (particularly loud or startling sounds.)
  • There will be a reduction of overwhelming stage lighting.
  • There will be low ambient lighting in the theater throughout the performance so patrons are able to see should they need to move around or exit the theater.
  • Preparatory materials called Previsit Guides will be provided so you will know what to expect from the performance. Previsit Guides include pictures with simple captions. You can also download them here:
  • The use of iPads or smart phones will be allowed during the performance if they are being used as a communication device.
  • Designated break spaces will be available for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a break from the performance.

Sensory-Friendly Schedule:
All sensory-friendly shows will be at 10 am in the Samueli Theater. (Non-sensory friendly shows are also available).

  • Room on the Broom – October 31, 2015
  • Big Bad Wolf – March 5, 2016
  • Egg – March 19, 2016

If sitting through an entire show is difficult, please note that there is also a television in the lobby so you can watch it from there. For more information, please visit the FAQ section.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Samueli Theater
615 Town Center Drive

Costa Mesa, CA
(714) 556-2787
Tickets: $20

    Running time (approximate): 1 hour with no intermission. Also an hour before each performance, Segerstrom Center offers free engagement activities for the entire family.

    ROOM ON THE BROOM: The first in the sensory-friendly series is Room on the Broom performed by the Tall Series Theatre Company on Saturday, October 31 at 10 am. Room on the Broom is a best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler. The magical musical stage adaptation includes enchanting puppetry, music, sign-along-songs and audience participation for kids grades Pre-K – 3rd grade. Join a witch and her trusty cat as they fly happily along on their broomstick, until a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a dog, a beautiful bird, and a friendly frog on her broom, the witch and Cat try to fight a hungry dragon and retrieve her belongings.

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