Sensory-Friendly Events

Sensory-friendly events are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to families of children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

At Strathmore, we strive to make our performances and facilities welcoming and accessible to everyone and we are proud to present performances specifically intended for audiences with sensory sensitivities. Additionally, many of our family-friendly shows and Strathmore Kids events offer a welcoming, “no-shush” environment and relaxed house rules.

Accommodations for sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Lights remain on at a low level during the performance
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
  • Audience members are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Designated quiet areas within the venue
  • Space throughout the venue for standing and movement
  • Limited capacity in the performance to allow plenty of space for each patron 
  • Strathmore staff trained to be welcoming and accommodating to families’ needs
  • The use of electronic devices for communication is permitted.

“Get Ready for the Show!” resource materials are available on each event page one month prior to the event to help families prepare for their visit. Materials include pictures of the venue, entryways, performance images, and information about what to expect.

Helpful Links

Accessibility at Strathmore
Plan Your Visit
Strathmore Kids


Contact Information

Accessibility Questions: Accessibility Request Form
Individual Performance Questions: kids@strathmore.org
Get Tickets: www.strathmore.org or 301.581.5100

Upcoming Sensory-Friendly Events

WED APRIL 21 | 7PM

Artists in Fiction Book Club

Online

Strathmore’s art-themed book club

WED APRIL 21 | 7PM

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

Online

A celebration of stepping

THU APRIL 22 | 7PM

POSTPONED: Bria Skonberg

AMP

Jazz trumpet goddess

THU APRIL 22 | 7PM
THU APRIL 22 | 8PM

POSTPONED: That Golden Girls Show!

The Music Center at Strathmore

FRI APRIL 23 | 8PM

POSTPONED: Ann Hampton Callaway

AMP

The Linda Ronstadt Songbook

FRI APRIL 23 | 8PM

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