Sensory Friendly Performance

Sensory Friendly Performance

October 3, 2017

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a truly remarkable theatrical experience that will change how you experience everyday life. Based on the international best-seller, the play takes us inside the mind of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old math savant who talks in loud declamatory sentences, doesn’t do “chat,” and can’t stand to be touched. When he discovers one night that his neighbor’s dog has been murdered, Christopher sets out to solve the crime, embarking on a thrilling journey that will upend both his world, and ours.


Show Modifications

  • The lighting in the audience will never go completely dark –it will stay dimmed.
  • The volume for this performance will be lowered.
  • A quiet relaxation area will be made available to those who need to take a break from the show.
  • Additional trained ushers and volunteers will be made available to those with needs.
  • The use of electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets will be permitted.
  • Audience members are encouraged to leave their seats and move around as needed.
  • The audience is not expected to remain quiet during this performance –this will be a judgment-free zone.



Q. Who should attend this performance?

A. This performance caters to people of any age with sensory-input issues, their families, as well as their caretakers. Alterations will be made to the theater to foster a judgment-free zone.

Q. Can anyone attend this performance?

A. Anyone is welcome to attend, however SpeakEasy Stage Company strongly encourages patrons to familiarize themselves with all expectations and show modifications in order to foster a welcoming environment for the entire audience.

Q. How much do tickets cost and how can I purchase them?

A. All tickets for this special performance are $25 each. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 617-933-8600.

Q. What changes will you make to the script?

A. The script will not be altered. Please be aware the performance contains adult language (i.e. cussing).

Q. How can I help someone with sensitivity issues prepare for this experience, especially if they have never attended a live performance?

A. Next month, SpeakEasy will provide additional pre-show resources to help prepare individuals, families, and caretakers to see the show. They will include a full synopsis, character guide, and social story about attending this performance.

Q. Is this venue wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes. Limited wheelchair and companion seats can be made available upon request.

Q. Are audience members allowed to bring fidgets or other objects to calm nerves?

A.  Yes. Ushers will also have free fidgets and earplugs available upon request.

Q. Can we leave the theater during the show? Can we come back after leaving?

A. Yes, you can leave your seat at any time. Staff will be on hand to direct you wherever needed.

Q. Who should I contact if I have questions about this performance?

A. Please call SpeakEasy Stage Company at 617-482-3279 or email Joe Juknievich at




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