NEWS

Relaxed Performance

20 Jun 2014

On Sunday 15 June, The Royal Shakespeare Company presented a ‘relaxed performance’ of Matilda The Musical at The Cambridge Theatre.

The National Autistic Society worked closely with the RSC on this special performance offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities.

This first relaxed performance of Matilda The Musical builds on the programme of ‘relaxed’ performances that the RSC has been running in Stratford-upon-Avon since 2013, when it was amongst the first to adopt and promote the concept. The performance provides a relaxed environment, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around the auditorium during the performance.  Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.

Visit the Photographs  page to see pictures from the day.