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About the Theatre For All Initiative

Northern Michigan University and NMU Theatre and Dance are thrilled to bring accessible performances to our community. As partners with Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative, we are proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of each show in our mainstage season!

What is a sensory-friendly performance and what should you expect?

Each sensory-friendly show is performed in a friendly, supportive environment for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensory sensitivities.

Slight adjustments to the production are made, including reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe and spot lights that shine into the audience. House lights are faintly dimmed but remain on. Quiet and activity areas staffed with specialists are available in the lobby areas for those who need to leave their seats during the performance. 

Upcoming sensory-friendly productions:


Past sensory-friendly productions:


*World premiere.