Our relaxed performances are open to all, but created for people with special needs who may find the theatre challenging. This includes people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability, or sensory and communication disorder.
We encourage and create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to react to a show as they wish. We sell fewer seats, which means more room for wheelchairs and more space and comfort.
Attendees are welcome to walk in and out of the auditorium as they please and make noise throughout. Certain aspects of staging are also adapted to suit the audience. The script may be simpler, bright lights and loud noises reduced, and house lights raised so the auditorium is not completely dark.
We also have a calm space nearby, with beanbags, sensory toys and bubble lights, for when people need it. All front of house staff are trained in advance of all relaxed performances.
Watch our video below to find out more:
Current Relaxed Performances now on sale
Bookings must be made through the Access phone line on 0121 689 1060.
|Tue 18 & Wed 19 Dec 2018||Emily Brown and The Thing||1pm|
|Wed 23 Jan 2019||Peter Pan||12 noon|
|Sat 23 & Tue 26 Feb 2019||Same Same…But Different||11am & 1pm|
|Thu 28 Feb 2019||BRB Beauty and the Beast||1pm|
|Fri 12 Apr 2019||Dear Zoo Live!||1pm|
|Thu 11 Jul 2019||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||1pm|
|Thu 24 Oct 2019||Doctor Dolittle||1pm|
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With thanks to all the supporters, volunteers and funders who help to power our Hippodrome Projects learning programme. Without your generosity and support, we simply couldn’t offer such an amazing range of Relaxed Performances.
We appreciate all donations from our customers and supporters. And thank all of our wonderful volunteers who help to make our Relaxed Performances truly unforgettable.
- Irwin Mitchell
Trusts and Foundations
- Birmingham Bodenham Trust
- Dumbreck Charity
- G. J. W Turner Trust
- Grimmitt Trust
- Henry James Sayer Charity
- W. E. Dunn Trust
- The Xoserve Foundation