Access for All. ETC Extends Relaxed Performance Accessibility Program for the Entire 2022-2023 Season

ETC_logo(Cincinnati, OH) Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is thrilled to offer relaxed performances for every production in their 2022-2023 Season. Relaxed performances (previously called sensory-friendly performances) are designed to create a comfortable arts experience for audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment. Although these performances are open to all patrons, they are intentionally modified to accommodate patrons with Autism, anxiety, dementia, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other sensory and vestibular sensitivities.

What to expect:

Relaxed performance modifications include:

  • lower sound level for startling or loud sounds
  • low-level house lights remain on throughout the performance
  • reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
  • relaxed attitude regarding noise and movement in the audience
  • space throughout the theater for standing and movement
  • freedom to leave and reenter the auditorium as often as needed
  • designated quiet areas within the theater facility

Relaxed performance dates:

Non-holiday productions:

  • Sweat | Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm
  • Grand Horizons | Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm
  • Morning Sun | Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm
  • Who All Over There? | Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 2:00 pm
  • Maytag Virgin | Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Holiday production:

  • The Dancing Princesses | Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm
  • The Dancing Princesses | Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm
  • The Dancing Princesses | Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices
Single tickets for relaxed performances are $25 for adults and $15 for children for all non-holiday productions. Admission to the relaxed performance of our holiday production is free but requires registration.

Additional Information
For more information about ETC’s relaxed performances, visit www.ensemblecincinnati.org/relaxed or contact the Education Department at education@ensemblecincinnati.org or (513) 421-3555 x5.

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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is supported, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich, and inspire our audiences.

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