Relaxed performance are open to everyone, but may be particularly appropriate for anyone who may find the usual theatre environment challenging, be that due to an Autism Spectrum Condition, a learning disability, or a fear of the dark, loud noises or confined spaces.
Relaxed performances provide a relaxed environment, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance.
Designated ‘chill-out’ areas are provided outside the auditorium with activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.
The Lowry welcomes visitors to the building with a disability, including those who may make involuntary noises during a performance. We will not ask a disabled patron making an involuntary noise to leave a performance. See our full Involuntary Noise Policy here.