Children's Theatre Company Sensory-Friendly Performances

CTClogoAuSM is partnering with the Children's Theatre Company (CTC) in their offering of sensory-friendly programming to the Minnesota autism community. CTC is committed to increasing access and inclusion for children and families affected by autism and other sensory, social, and cognitive disabilities.

To view CTC's sensory-friendly accommodations and pre-visit resources, click here.

2015-2016 Sensory-Friendly Performances

The Jungle Book - Nov. 13, 2015 at 7 p.m.
The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats - March 18, 2016
Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical - June 2, 2016

In an effort to make sensory friendly performances more accessible for families who may not have the means to attend at the current single ticket rate, CTC offers group rates and the ACT Pass program. Click here for more information.

To order tickets, call the CTC box office at 612.874.0400, or order online at and select the sensory-friendly performance date of your choice.

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CTC is seeking volunteers to assist with welcoming, ushering and assisting families who participate in the sensory-friendly performances. Volunteers are asked to come one hour prior to the start of the performance and will participate in a 20-minute training followed by 40 minutes of greeting and supporting arriving audience members. Volunteers also receive one free admission to watch the performance for which they volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering for a CTC sensory-friendly performance, please click on the below link and complete the form. AuSM will contact you with details specific to your performance(s) of choice.

Click here if you would like to volunteer for a CTC sensory-friendly performance.


Stages Theatre Company Sensory Friendly Performances

StagesTheatreLogoThe Stages Theatre Company sensory-friendly performances are designed for children on the autism spectrum or others with sensory sensitivities. House lights will be on and sound levels will be lowered, and crowds are minimized for these for these judgement-free, “shush-free” performances.

2015-2016 Sensory-Friendly Performances

Junie B. Jones The Musical - Oct. 10, 2015
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom - Oct. 31. 2015
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Dec. 12, 2015
Bear Snores On - Feb. 6, 2016
The Snow Queen - March 12, 2016
I Love You, Stinky Face - May 14, 2016
Annie, Jr. - July 30, 2016

Click here for more information on the sensory-friendly performances and to order tickets.

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
Box Office: 952.979.1111


Stages Theatre Company CAST Program Classes

CASTlogowebCAST is an educational program designed and provided by Stages Theatre Company dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for children ages 8-17 who have autism. Their aim is to foster self-expression, social enagement, creative exploration and confidence in each student, no matter where he or she lands on the spectrum. 

FALL: Saturdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 21, 2015
WINTER: Saturdays, Jan. 16-March 12, 2016
SPRING: Saturdays, March 26-May 21, 2016

Click here to register.

For more information, visit, or contact Nikki Swoboda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 952.979.1138.