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Pantomime Wednesday 10 January 2018

We’ll be presenting our second ever relaxed performance, suitable for people with sensory, communication and other needs, on Wednesday 10 January at 11am with our hugely popular pantomime, Dick Whittington.

Crowds, loud music, flashing lights and applause can be unsettling and can cause anxiety. This can mean families potentially missing out on a great joint-experience of something that creates special family memories.

A relaxed performance allows us to present our much loved pantomime in a different way. We listened to audience members with sensory, communication and needs like autism and have designed a performance that works for them.

Extra staff and volunteers are available for support, lighting is softer, noise levels are quieter and audience members are able to exit and re-enter the auditorium whenever they like. During the show, our Stalls Bar becomes a Chill Out Zone with colouring-in and other activities and the show is relayed on the TV screen. Our Education Suite becomes a Quiet Space for anyone who needs to take a peaceful moment.

“Absolutely fantastic. The kids loved it and were super engaged when they usually struggle with performance.“ 
– Teacher from New Bridge School on Sleeping Beauty’s relaxed performance, 2016

If you have any questions about our relaxed performance or to book tickets, please get in touch with Box Office on 0161 624 2829.

 The Coliseum is committed to being an accessible venue for all visitors and in addition to relaxed performances, we offer a British Sign Language interpreted performance and an Audio Described performance for each of our in-house productions throughout the year.

If you have any questions about our relaxed performance or to book tickets, please get in touch with Box Office on 0161 624 2829.

Production Information:

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Celia Perkins

Written by Fine Time Fontayne & Kevin Shaw

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Dates for your diary
The Kitchen Sink

9 - 24 February 2018