Chichester spots chance for special relaxed performance of Dalmatian show

The Hundred and One Dalmatians_no.logo Illustration -® 2006 David Roberts

Chichester Festival Theatre is staging a special relaxed performance of this year’s super Christmas production, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Over 100 Youth Theatre members will fill the Festival Theatre stage with this tail-wagging adventure, a new adaptation of the much-loved children’s story about the adorable canines Pongo and Missis Pongo.

Now individuals, groups and families on the autism spectrum, sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability, or anyone who would benefit from experiencing a more relaxed performance will be able to enjoy the show.

Working closely with The National Autistic Society, the theatre has adapted the performance in a variety of ways to create a welcoming, less formal environment.

Audience members will be able to leave and return to the auditorium during the performance; a chill out area will be available for the duration of the show; the auditorium lights will be adjusted for comfort; there will be a relaxed attitude to noise during the performance and the show’s lighting and sound will be adapted.

A visual story summarising every aspect of the visit to the venue will be sent out two weeks prior to the performance, so that those attending know what to expect.

The theatre is also offering tours for anyone who would like to familiarise themselves with the building before their visit.

For more information about the relaxed performance or to arrange a visit, contact the access team on 01243 812927 or email
Age Guideline 7+.

The relaxed performance will take place be on January 2.

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