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.

Percy Jackson The Lightening Thief Rick Riordan Paper Mill Playhouse

The Lightning Thief

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM
TheaterworksUSA | 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.

An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

dragons love tacos paper mill playhouse schools show

Dragons Love Tacos Autism Friendly Performance

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Theaterworks USA | Ages 5 & beyond!
A collection of stories including based on popular books including “Dragons Love Tacos”, “Interrupting Chicken”, “The Dot”, “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride”, and “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Day”. An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.   DRAGONS LOVE TACOS character guide.     Social Story for DRAGONS LOVE TACOS with descriptions.
the magic school bus paper mill playhouse school show

The Magic School Bus Autism Friendly Performance

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Theaterworks USA | Ages 5 & beyond!
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Friday, June 07, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Beauty and the Beast New Jersey Theater Paper Mill Playhouse

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Autism Friendly Performance

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Paper Mill Playhouse | Ages 4 & beyond!
Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice. The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending. An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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