Special Showing for Special Needs Families

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Photo from The Old Globe Facebook Page


Our favorite family Christmas tradition is to visit The Old Globe for the annual How the Grinch Stole Christmas performance. And I love how the theater offers a sensory-friendly performance of the show each year.

On Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. The Grinch will be performed for children on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as other families with special needs that may appreciate the welcoming and supportive environment this performance provides. One lucky mom’s guide reader will win a pair of tickets to next Saturday’s show!

Slight adjustments are made to the production including fewer loud noises and flashing lights that may be challenging for some audience members. Additional features also help make the experience safer and more enjoyable for children with autism and other sensitivity issues, including a pre-show visit to the Globe to familiarize children with the theatre; an online social story available to view and print at home that will outline in words and pictures the experience of a visit to the Globe; a quiet area in the lobby of the theatre; and on-site volunteers to assist families as needed.

If you and your family would enjoy this special performance of The Grinch, enter to win by commenting below. One reader will be randomly selected on Monday and notified by email.

Happy holidays!

15 thoughts on “Special Showing for Special Needs Families

  1. Alysa Jones says:

    I have 2 sons , one of which besides other health issues has only one ear called microtia. I have been wanting to take them to play but worried about how he would react or if it would be too overwhelming for him. This sounds like a great first try!!!!

  2. Erin C. says:

    Thank you so much. i can’t wait to see the show!

  3. momsguide says:

    Erin congrats you are the winner of a pair of tickets to this performance! Please see your email for more information.

  4. Sally Rubi says:

    I love that The Old Globe offers this special performance. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  5. Debbie Rivera says:

    Wow what a great event, specially with the adjustments for my daughter 5years old. This is great.

  6. Clarissa Ludlow says:

    My son would love took see this especially if he could have certain things adjusted for him! That’s awesome!!

  7. Heather says:

    This is amazing and so very much appreciated to families with children with special needs. Truly warms my heart to hear they think of families like my own.

  8. Virginia R says:

    Thank you for having a drawing to win tickets to a sensory friendly performance of The Grinch. Wishing upon a ⭐️.

  9. Andria says:

    I tried so hard to get tickets to take my son I would be over the moon to win!

  10. Ruth Mccallister says:

    My daughter would love to see this show

  11. Julia Rogers says:

    This warms my heart! My husband and I have been wanting to bring our kids to a kid friendly theatre production but our son who has autism often can’t make it through the loud noises & stimulation that’s involved. So excited to bring our family to this. Thank you all for thinking of us “special” families!

  12. Jeannine Melville says:

    What a wonderful thing! My family would be so grateful for the opportunity to be part of it.

  13. Erin C. says:

    My boys would love to see the show!

  14. cara hinchman says:

    Would love to take my daughter!

  15. Patty Kepley says:

    Would be a fantastic thing to get the opportunity to see this show. My boy with Autism is a fan of live theater and a super fan of the Grinch!

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