Relaxed Performance

January 20, 2019

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is committed to making performances accessible to all, and we are excited to include a sensory-friendly performance in our lineup this year.

At the Relaxed Performance of Polar Bears Go Up!, you can expect:

  • flexible, general admission seating. Less tickets will be sold for the performance to provide ample space for audience members to choose where they want to sit.
  • adjusted sound and light levels. The theatre company will remove any loud bangs, flashing lights, sudden transitions, and similar effects from the sound and light program. The auditorium lights will remain on at a dimmed level.
  • a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that is more relaxed with respect to noise and movement from the audience. Need to move, make sounds, or step out of the theatre for a quiet break? No problem – our staff and ushers want to ensure that you have a comfortable experience at the performance.
  • pre-show family resources. In the days before the play, we will provide a digital guide to your day at the theatre to help families prepare for the show. This guide will include photos, descriptions, and more information about the Performance Works Theatre and Polar Bears Go Up! **UPDATE: The Guide is now available for the show – View the Guide.

This special sensory-friendly performance of Polar Bears Go Up! aims to create a more welcoming, accessible, and comfortable theatre environment for Vancouver families. We hope you enjoy the show!