NEWS

Relaxed Performance announced

27 Mar 2018

Following the sold-out success of the previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, we are pleased to announce a fifth at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday 10 June at 3pm. 

The Royal Shakespeare Company has been running a programme of relaxed performances in Stratford-upon-Avon since 2013, being amongst the first to adopt and promote the concept. The National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects will again work closely with the RSC offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities and their families.

The performance provides a relaxed environment for everyone, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress, and with lighting and sound levels adjusted to soften their impact. Audience etiquette throughout the whole theatre is also relaxed with all audience members given the freedom to make noise and/or move about the auditorium according to their needs without restriction. Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities available for people to use if they want to take a break.  All theatre staff, crew and company members also receive specialist training in advance to anticipate a wider range of different audience needs. 

The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering tickets at a reduced rate of £25 and £10 which can be booked through the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493 or in person at the Cambridge Theatre box office.