Special Sensory-Friendly Performance: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Special Sensory-Friendly Performance

Grinch Sensory-Friendly Performance

In an effort to allow all families in the Triangle to enjoy the magic of theatre, DPAC is excited to announce a special sensory-friendly performance of its upcoming production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This sensory-friendly performance will be presented in a tolerant and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. Slight adjustments will be made to the production, including fewer loud noises and flashing lights that may be challenging for some audiences members.

In addition to the adjustments made to the show, designated areas of DPAC will help make the experience safer and more enjoyable for those with autism and other sensitivity issues:

- Sections of the lobby will serve as a quiet area for children that may need to leave their seat during the show.

‚Äč- On-site volunteers will be on hand to assist families as needed when they arrive at DPAC and throughout the performance.

- Detailed instructions and character comparison hand-outs will be available to download for parents/caregivers to view and print at home that will outline in words and pictures the experience that families will undergo during their visit to DPAC and this show.

Special thanks to Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Initiative for serving as an advisor, www.tdf.org/autism

A huge thank you to the following groups for their support and sponsorship of this performance:


The Autism Society of North Carolina is the state’s leading resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans. ASNC improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports families affected by autism, and educates communities. Learn more at www.autismsociety-nc.org.

If you or your corporation would like to support the Autism Society of North Carolina and this special performance, please contact Allison Olive, Director of Corporate Partnerships, at [email protected].

For more information on this performance, please contact Tiffany Malory, Community Relations Manager, at [email protected].


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Sat, Dec 3, 2016 • 11:00 AM


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Age Restriction

Recommended for all audiences including kids, couples, parents, and grandparents. We recommend (but do not require) that children be at least four years old to attend a performance of Grinch. All guests though, must have a ticket regardless of age. 

Camera Policy

Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

Event Schedule

This performance is approximately 90 minutes long and will be performed without an intermission. 


Safety First Bag Check

For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected] 

Weather Policy

All performances scheduled at DPAC normally take place as planned. For more information on our inclement weather policy, please visit INCLEMENT WEATHER FAQ.