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The Barter Players

Sensory Friendly Performances

Barter Player Sensory Friendly Performances

The Barter Players want to make theatre in Southwest Virginia more accessible to all audience members. In order to accomplish this, we will have specific Sensory Friendly Performances in our 2019 season! A Sensory Friendly Performance is a performance where slight adjustments are made, including the reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights, and house lights that remain on, but at a low level. These performances are “Shush-Free”, which means that you are welcome to talk, make sound, and walk around as you need to enjoy the show. We work closely with professional consultants, including the TDF National Autism Friendly Performance Training Program, to make these shows accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

CLICK HERE to access Frequently Asked Questions about our Sensory Friendly Performances

CLICK HERE to access our Social Narratives

CLICK HERE to view our Stage II Introduction.


2019 Sensory Friendly Performance Schedule

The Princess and the Pea:April 8, 2019 at 7:00pm at Barter Stage II

James and the Giant Peach: June 2, 2019 at 7:00pmat Barter Stage II

The Little Mermaid: July 7, 2019at Barter Stage II

Tarzan: August 5, 2019at Barter Stage II


Special thanks to the TDF National Autism Friendly Performance Training Program for serving as an advisor, www.tdf.org/autism

Thank you to Abingdon Falls Plaza Hearing Center for providing noise-cancelling earphones for use during the productions.