Jul 18, 2016

DPAC Announces Special Sensory-Friendly Performance of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical on December 3


Sponsored by


On Sale July 23 at 12 p.m.

DPAC is proud to announce its first sensory-friendly performance with Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical on Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. In an effort to allow all families in the Triangle to enjoy the magic of theater, this special sensory-friendly performance will be presented in tolerant and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum or other sensitivity issues and their families.

Tickets go on sale July 23 at 12 p.m. starting at $30 (+taxes/fees) via:

  • Online at DPACnc.com/GrinchSensory
  • The Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Groups of 12 or more are now on sale by e-mailing [email protected]

This sensory-friendly performance is made possible by Duke Health with their support and sponsorship if this event.

“This has been a passion project since my first day at DPAC,” explains Community Relations Manager, Tiffany Malory. “The magic of live theater can impact lives and I am so proud that we’re able to extend that opportunity to all families with this performance.”

Slight adjustments will be made to the production of The Grinch such as fewer loud noises and flashing lights that could be challenging to some audience members. In addition to 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, including:

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

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]

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

For more information or if you have questions regarding this Sensory-Friendly performance, please contact Tiffany Malory, Community Relations Manager, at [email protected]