At the Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm

At the Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600 | Admin: (425) 392-1942




FREE SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

Sponsored by The Mark and Vickie Fund of the Nysether Family Foundation


Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities or special needs that create sensory sensitivities or make seeing theatre challenging. These performances are free for families with children with special needs.

No reservations are required. Seating is general admission.

  • 2018-2019 Season Details
    DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY

    DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY

    Book Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
    Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss

    Produced by Dallas Children’s Theater from Dallas, TX


    It’s the coolest ever bug's world rock-n-roll romp, where insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends! Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. Based on the books Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, this joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside promotes eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others. You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own!

    Recommended for grades K-5th

    Everett Civic Auditorium
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:30PM


    THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

    THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

    Based on the book by Norton Juster, illustrated by Jules Feiffer

    Produced by Enchantment Theatre Company of Philadelphia, PA


    Milo, the boy “who didn’t know what to do with himself,” finds himself on an eventful and dangerous quest when drives his toy car through a mysterious tollbooth that appears in his bedroom. Milo travels through the Forest of Sight, experiences different Points of View, accidently leaps to the Island of Conclusions, and passes through the Mountains of Ignorance, all to save the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, and bring peace to the realm. Along the way something magical happens to Milo; he discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity and knowledge, and that life — his own life — is filled with endless possibilities.

    Recommended for grades 1st-6th

    Everett Civic Auditorium
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30PM

  • Who can attend this Sensory-Friendly performance?

    Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities or special needs that create sensory sensitivities or make seeing theatre challenging.

    Parents of children with special needs often find it difficult to find places where their children are welcome. Reactions that may seem odd or could be disruptive usually keep families with children with special needs away from places where children are expected to remain quiet and relatively still, such as live performances.

  • How is a Sensory-Friendly performance different?
    A Sensory-Friendly performance is unique in a variety of ways, including:
    • Written resources and “social stories” are provided up front online and at the box office that help prepare children and their families for the performance ahead of time.
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    • It will be acceptable to stand, walk, talk or fidget.
    • House lights stay partially lit during the performance.
    • Audio cue volumes are reduced or eliminated.
    • Lighting effects that are strobe like, sudden or glaring are reduced or eliminated.
    • There is general admission seating, allowing the families to choose where they want to sit.
    • The generous seating at the Civic Auditorium allows ample space between audience members.
    • Designated “Away Space” for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a minute to self-regulate.

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  • City of Everett

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Everett Performing Arts Center
(425) 257-8600
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Tuesday-Saturday
11:00 AM-7:00 PM
11:00 AM-5:00 PM (Summer)


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Issaquah, WA 98027
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Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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