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.
Current Relaxed Performances now on sale
Bookings must be made through the Access phone line on 0121 689 1060.
|Fri 16 Jun 2023||Winnie The Pooh||10.30am|
|Tue 18 Jul 2023||Disney’s The Lion King (SOLD OUT)||1.30pm|
|Wed 13 Dec 2023||Dear Santa||1.15pm|
|Thu 14 Dec 2023||Dear Santa||10.15am|
|Wed 24 Jan 2024||Jack and the Beanstalk||12 noon|
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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.
Trusts and Foundations
- Birmingham Bodenham Trust
- Darwin Escapes
- The Eveson Charitable Trust
- The Grimmit Trust
With special thanks to our generous individual donors.