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Sensory Friendly Performance – A Christmas Carol | Goodman Theatre | Chicago, IL

Submitted by: The Sensory Safe Team

December 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

The sensory-friendly / relaxed performance of A Christmas Carol from The Goodman Theatre will be Saturday, December 30 at 2pm!

Treat your loved ones to the “perfect Chicago holiday tradition” (Chicago Parent) that has enchanted generations over four decades. Jessica Thebus returns to direct and Larry Yando reprises his role as the miserly Scrooge “with profound depth” (Chicago Tribune) in this must-see, “moving and meaningful” (Chicago Sun-Times) annual production.

Tickets/Registration are Required.

Use promo SENSORY when purchasing online or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD).

Click the link below and enter the promo code below the calendar to unlock this performance.

A Sensory Safe Performance of A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre

What is a sensory-friendly / relaxed performance?

Sensory-friendly/relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is intended for patrons who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities and their families.


  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • House lights remain on at a low level during the performance
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Designated quiet areas within the theater building
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement
  • Limited crowds and visitors at Goodman Theatre during the day and timing of the performance
  • Goodman Theatre staff trained to be inviting and accommodating to patrons’ needs.

Resources Available

To prepare for your visit, patrons attending the sensory-friendly/relaxed performance can also have access to resource materials that improve the comfort level. Resources include social stories, story synopsis, a seating map and Sensory Bags.

Sensory bags are available during all performances at Goodman Theatre. These bags contain noise-reducing headphones, two fidgets, a notebook and pen, a social story about visiting Goodman Theatre, and a picture communication keyring.

Sensory Bags can be checked out at Guest Services (ID required for security).

From the Goodman Theatre, Sensory-Friendly & Relaxed Performances 2023

Goodman Theatre Presents, A Christmas Carol – Official 2023 Montage


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Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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