Riverdance’s Sensory Friendly Performance

Riverdance brings its Sensory Friendly Performance to the Gaiety Theatre on Sunday 23 June at 1pm.

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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.

The Sensory Friendly Show opens Riverdance to new audiences such as those with a sensory predisposition, people who may have accessibility requirements, those with autism or those with a learning disability. Dedicated quiet spaces will be available in the theatre, there will be trained staff on hand and lighting and sound will be modified to accommodate sensory differences.

All patrons who feel this relaxed performance might suit their specific needs are warmly encouraged to attend. The show is also open to the general audience.

Riverdance Principal Dancer Amy-Mae Dolan and 12 year old Sophie Farrell, an Autistic Irish Dancer.

Each summer Riverdance partners with a charity for its summer run at the Gaiety Theatre and this year’s charity is Childhood Cancer Ireland. The sensory friendly performance is a major part of this partnership. Profits from this show will go to support the work of Childhood Cancer Ireland.

Laura Cullinan, CEO of Childhood Cancer Ireland and parent of a survivor said:
“The sensory-friendly show is such a welcome part of Riverdance’s run in The Gaiety Theatre. Life during childhood cancer treatment is very difficult for families. It’s not just the child who is sick who is impacted, but siblings too as they live with worry about their brother or sister, one of their parents being gone for long periods of time and plans regularly cancelled at the last minute because their sibling is sick.

Our families have been through so much and often feel excluded from normal life during treatment, as they have to avoid crowds and gatherings. So, they will very much welcome an opportunity to attend a fully inclusive show that caters for children and young people who may find a regular theatre experience overwhelming. It’s fantastic to see that all children can enjoy this amazing performance.”

Riverdance Relaxed, Sensory Friendly Show at Gaiety Theatre on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm

The Riverdance Sensory Friendly Performance comes to the Gaiety Theatre on Sunday 23 June 2024 at 1pm. Get your tickets here.