Select performances of Rose shows are designated as “autism-friendly,” which means special accommodations are made for families attending with a child who has autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Accommodations will vary, but may include:
• A private room for congregating before the show
• A special reserved seating area
• A private post-show question and answer period
• A helpful social story to help prepare your child for their experience at The Rose
• Reduced ticket prices (available by phone only)
Call The Rose Box Office at (402) 345-4849 to reserve your tickets for an autism-friendly performance.
This year’s autism-friendly performances include:
- Go, Dog. Go!, Saturday, September 7 @ 5 p.m.
- The Cat in the Hat, Saturday, October 5 @ 5 p.m.
- Ella Enchanted, Saturday, November 2 @ 5 p.m.
- The Diary of Anne Frank, Saturday, March 7 @ 2 p.m.
- Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Saturday, April 4 @ 5 p.m.
- Corduroy, Saturday, May 2 @ 5 p.m.
The Rose has presents two productions designed for first-time audiences as a part of our FIRST STAGES series: A Bucket of Blessings and The Little Engine That Could. These shows are presented in a sensory-friendly environment with minimal lighting changes, no full black-outs and gentle sounds. The shows are performed on our smaller Hitchcock Stage that allows for a more intimate setting and often features nontraditional seating. This environment gives students the opportunity for active engagement and interaction. Please call or stop by the Box Office for more information. To reserve tickets for autism-friendly performances, please call the Box Office at 402.345.4849.