Relaxed panto performance of Peter Pan at the King's Theatre Glasgow

Marking World Autism Awareness Day 2014, the King's Theatre Glasgow announced today that for the first time they will be hosting a Relaxed Performance of their famous Christmas pantomime on Wednesday 7 January 2015 at 11am.

This year's pantomime is the classic tale Peter Pan and this special performance will provide an opportunity for people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs to benefit from a more relaxed environment to ensure an enjoyable theatre visit.

Alison Cowan, Creative Learning Manager and Access Champion hopes more people will enjoy the magic of the King’s panto: “I am thrilled to announce this unique performance of Peter Pan which will be adapted with a more relaxed attitude to noise and moving around the auditorium. House lights will be kept on low and special effects softened in order to reduce anxiety however I can ensure you the panto won’t lose its sparkle!"

Relaxed Performance bookers will be provided with a Visual Story in advance of the show which contains information about what to expect on the day and to help prepare for the production. This will also include photographs, a plot summary, character descriptions and a note of audience participation to explain the story of Peter Pan.

A familiarisation visit to the theatre ahead of the show can be arranged where staff will be available to answer any questions. There will be designated ‘chill-out areas’ throughout the theatre for customers to use at any time during the performance. These will have comfortable places to sit and quiet activities for people to enjoy. In addition to their front of house team, trained staff members and volunteers will be on hand at all times during the performance should anyone require assistance.

Relaxed Performance: Wed 7 Jan, 2015 11am
Signed Performance: Tue 16 Dec 1pm & Mon 29 Dec 7pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 18 Dec 1pm & Tue 30 Dec 7pm
Audio Described Performance: Fri 19 Dec 7pm, Touch Tour 6pm
For more details and to book call:
Box Office: 0844 871 7648 (bkg fee)
Schools and group bookings: 0844 871 7602 (bkg fee) (bkg fee)