The Arvada Center strives to make the arts accessible to all people. As part of that effort, we produce theatrical performances for people with specific needs. For more information or to request an accessible performance please call the box office at 720-898-7200.
Sensory Friendly Performances
Sensory Friendly Performances are designed to be welcoming and inclusive for individuals with autism, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorders and their families. Some elements of the production have been changed for these performances to accommodate the needs of these individuals. This includes softened lighting effects, changes to sound production and a reduction of sudden movements. Lights are kept on in the audience areas for sensory friendly performances. Seating is general admission and only a portion of seats are sold to allow patrons to choose their own seating preference and allow space between audience members. Talking and moving around during the performance are allowed. Support both inside and outside of the theatre is also given through items like weighted blankets, fidgets, head phones, and a designated quiet space. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 720-898-7200.
December 3, 2018
March 11, 2019
December 16, 2018
Shadow Interpreted Performances
Select performances of children’s theatre productions are Shadow Interpreted for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. These performances use this alternative approach to sign language interpretation by having the interpreters onstage with the rest of the cast. The shadows move with the actors and take on the general look and concept of each character. This allows for a more fluid viewing experience rather than patrons looking back and forth from interpreter to stage. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 720-898-7200.
October 25, 2018
Audio Described Performances
Live audio description is available for patrons with vision loss for our theatre productions. Audio description gives a visual description of the costumes, set, and movement of a performance. An audio describer will speak into a microphone. The audio is transmitted to a receiver with different headphone options. Children's Theatre has scheduled dates for this service, but it can also be scheduled as requested for both Children's Theatre and our Black Box and Main Stage productions. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 720-898-7200.
December 3, 2018
American Sign Language
The Center provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in our classes for deaf and hearing impaired patrons, upon request. Select theatre performances are ASL interpreted for our deaf and hearing impaired patrons. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 720-898-7200.