Riverdance brings its first Sensory Friendly Performance to the Gaiety Theatre in partnership with AsIAm - Ireland's National Autism Charity.
The Sensory Friendly Show opens Riverdance to new audiences such as those with autism, those with a learning disability, those with a sensory predisposition and people who may have accessibility requirements. With all the magic of Riverdance, presented in an accessible way, everyone can experience the show in a safe, relaxed and non-judgmental environment. It will be an enjoyable family experience as it is suitable for children aged 3 and older.
Dedicated quiet spaces will be available in the theatre and there will be trained staff on hand. A show specific visual guide will be provided for those who request it.
The show is suitable for the general audience with lighting and sound modified to accommodate sensory differences.
Riverdance Principal Dancer Amy-Mae Dolan and 12 year old Sophie Farrell, an Autistic Irish Dancer. AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity are the charity partner for Riverdance’s summer run at the Gaiety Theatre.
Each summer Riverdance partners with a charity for its summer run at the Gaiety Theatre and this year’s charity is AsIAm – Ireland’s National Autism Charity. The sensory friendly performance is a major part of this partnership. Profits from this show will go to support the work of AsIAm.
“Our partnership with Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre is a brilliant opportunity to showcase the strength, talent, and inclusivity of the Autism community. We are excited to be supporting the world’s first ever sensory friendly performance of Riverdance which will not only be an important fundraiser for Autistic services but a powerful celebration of diversity and acceptance. Together, we will continue to create a more understanding and inclusive society for all Autistic individuals in Ireland and beyond.” Adam Harris, CEO, AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity.
The Riverdance Sensory Friendly Performance comes to the Gaiety Theatre on Sunday 3 September 2023 at 1pm. Get your tickets here.