The Providence Performing Arts Center has announced sensory-friendly programming coming for the 2019-2020 season.

A new performance option is coming to PPAC that is sure to make many parents happy.

The theater has announced a new partnership with The Autism Project that will start sensory-friendly performances for the upcoming season.

The first of these performances come this fall for the Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular show on Sunday November 24th at 3 p.m.

Wondering what sensory-friendly means?

PPAC says the lights and sound will be lowered and all strobe lighting will be removed.

House lights will also be kept at a low level, so you can see more of your surroundings during the performance.

There will also be standing and moving space provided at the front of the theater and quiet spaces designated in the lobby staffed by The Autism Project.

All of this is being designed so that the arts can be experienced by everyone and as PPAC Director of Education, Dana Brazil says helps

provide the best possible experience for our guests with sensory needs

Following the Cirque show, there will be a sensory-friendly performance of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical on Saturday December 21st at 11 a.m.

More shows will be announced throughout the 2019-2020 season, so check back at the PPAC website for more.

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