Autism-Friendly Performances

Theater for everyone

Autism-Friendly performances are theater experiences in which the environment and typical “rules of attendance” have been relaxed to accommodate individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and the families and professional who support them. Learn more about our Autism-friendly accommodations below.

the cat in the hat dr. seuss paper mill playhouse children schools

The Cat in the Hat

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Theatreworks USA | Ages 4 & up and beyond!
This new musical is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest from the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mum find when she comes home...? An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Friday, October 13, 2017 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Annie Autism Friendly

Annie Autism Friendly Performance

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Paper Mill Mainstage | Ages 4 & up and beyond!
Leapin’ lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals just in time for the winter holidays. An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team. MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, December 26 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Percy Jackson The Lightening Thief Rick Riordan Paper Mill Playhouse

The Lightening Thief

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM
TheatreworksUSA | Ages 7 to 13 & beyond!
Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them.