Sensory Friendly Concerts


Sensory Friendly Concerts, a program designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with other sensory sensitivities, invites families with children ages 5–8 to enjoy small chamber works and participatory group songs in the Norcliffe Founders Room at Benaroya Hall. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians, and a 35-minute performance hosted by a board-certified music therapist.

Other concert features include:

  • Flexible seating options, including sensory cushions and zones designated for sitting, standing and dancing
  • Comfortable lighting and lower volumes to accommodate visual and auditory sensitivities
  • Specially trained concert buddies available to greet families and guide them through the concert experience
  • Resources emailed to families before the event, including a social story, visual schedule, photos of performers and the venue, and recordings of the featured chamber works

The series includes four concerts at Benaroya Hall on selected Saturdays or Sundays at 10am or 12 noon.

Sensory Friendly Concerts Events

Sensory Friendly Concerts Calendar

Chilling with The Cellos

Saturday, 12 January, 2019 10:00AM

A musical warm up on this winter weekend. Hosted by a board-certified music therapist, your family will love learning about the cello in an environment that is designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians and a 35-minute performance.

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Chilling with The Cellos

Saturday, 12 January, 2019 12:00PM

A musical warm up on this winter weekend. Hosted by a board-certified music therapist, your family will love learning about the cello in an environment that is designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians and a 35-minute performance.

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Springing For The Violins

Saturday, 23 March, 2019 10:00AM

Spring is in the air! Hosted by a board-certified music therapist, your family will love learning about the violins in an environment that is designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians and a 35-minute performance.

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Springing For The Violins

Saturday, 23 March, 2019 12:00PM

Spring is in the air! Hosted by a board-certified music therapist, your family will love learning about the violins in an environment that is designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians and a 35-minute performance.

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