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Relaxed Performances

I am thrilled to announce these relaxed performances to further expand our capacity to offer an inclusive, welcoming environment for all our patrons.

Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO

True West:

Relaxed Performances

We are thrilled to announce relaxed performances for 2019 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, beginning with True Weststarring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano, on March 2, 2019.

Relaxed performances at Roundabout are open to all, and launched last season with the first series of its kind geared to patrons of all ages during the world premiere of Amy and the Orphans.

Following True West, we will present relaxed performances for Merrily We Roll Along on March 30, 2018; Kiss Me, Kate in June 2019 (date TBD); and the world premiere of Toni Stone on July 20, 2019.

What is a relaxed a performance?

Relaxed performances are an inclusive theatrical experience designed to welcome individuals with special needs and those attending with them.

These performances are less formal and more supportive of sensory, communication, movement and learning needs; they are intended to present the full artistic vision of the production with minor modifications and supports, including: capped sound levels with house lights set at a low level; materials provided in advance to help attendees prepare for the experience, including detailed directions to the theater as well as plot and character descriptions; and a break area for anyone who would like to step out during the performance.

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In addition to relaxed performances, we also offer:

  • Assistive listening devices
  • On-demand captioning and audio description
  • ASL-interpreted performances
  • Accessible seating and restrooms at all venues

"Roundabout Theatre Company is firmly committed to reducing the barriers—financial, physical and cultural—that can inhibit theatergoing through a full complement of accessibility programs to welcome theatregoers with disabilities. I am thrilled to announce these relaxed performances to further expand our capacity to offer an inclusive, welcoming environment for all our patrons."

—Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO