Did you know the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers sensory-friendly performances? Check the website, where events are scheduled occasionally and posted.
Modifications to the concert experience that are typically available at sensory-friendly performances include:
– Online pre-visit materials, such as concert playlists, stories, picture schedules, tip sheets, and videos, that show patrons what they can expect to see and hear at Heinz Hall
– Training for ushers, volunteers, and musicians to help Heinz Hall staff foster an especially welcoming and inclusive environment
– Relaxed rules in the concert hall so that all responses to the music—clapping, singing, vocalizing, moving, dancing, etc.—are welcome at any time
– Partially up house lights to facilitate movement in the hall
– Free fidgets and earplugs to help patrons regulate their sensory stimulation
– A designated quiet space with relaxing activities and a live video feed of the onstage action for patrons who would like to take a break from the pre-concert activities or performance
– Slight mitigation of sudden, loud sounds
– A family restroom in the Regency Rooms
– Gluten and casein-free concession options
– A modified refund policy that allows families to receive 100% of their money back if they purchase tickets and find they are unable to attend the day of the performance
Saturday, June 25, 20146 at Heinz Hall will feature the performance of “Heroes and Inspirations”. Simply buy tickets online!