Children can also bring their assistant dogs along on the night.
Fantastic news has emerged today that The Helix will host a sensory friendly version of this year’s panto, Robin Hood.
The performance will take place on Tuesday 18 December at 7 pm and will include softer and brighter lighting, with no sudden noises or bangs.
In addition to this, the theatre has promised that no flashing merchandise will be on sale during this once-off performance.
This special performance is a fantastic initiative by the theatre to cater to children with conditions such as autism or epilepsy.
The Helix was the first theatre in Ireland to stage a show like this and Claire Tighe, CEO of TheatreworX Productions said:
“We’re delighted to be staging our sensory show again this year at The Helix. We’ve worked closely with Autism Ireland to ensure we create a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our cast, crew and the staff at The Helix work together to ensure every family enjoys their day out in a safe and comfortable space. It’s a show we all look forward to each year.”
Children with assistant dogs are welcome to bring them along on the night and “a particular allowance is made for children who may need to move around more or who may react in different ways to the performance.”
Additionally, tonight’s performance is a special charity performance, where all proceeds from the night are going directly to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
Tickets for Robin Hood are priced from €19.50 (booking fees apply) and are on sale now from www.thehelix.ie and at The Helix Box Office on 01 700 7000.