Relaxed Performances

Baboró offers relaxed performances for families who may have concerns about bringing children to an event for a variety of reasons. Information about these programmes will be made available once our 2017 programme has been announced. 

Relaxed Performances

A relaxed performance is aimed specifically at parents who may have concerns about bringing their child/children to a public event for a variety of reasons. They may find it difficult to be still and/or silent for the duration of a performance. They may have concerns about the space – darkness/noise etc. They may need regular reinforcement in the form of food/drink etc. Their behaviour may be unpredictable.  

These performances are presented in a supportive atmosphere and reduce any discomfort or anxiety children or parents may have surrounding the theatre experience. Artists are asked to co-operate by altering the light and sound settings of their show, if necessary. Baboró’s Venue Managers ensure that there is plenty of room for audience members to move around, come and go during performances and eat or drink in the venue, if that is comforting to them. Our aim is to provide a comfortable and relaxed space for children to enjoy the show, and in turn provide a stress-free environment for parents. Children, parents, teachers and carers can enjoy the experience knowing that:

  • The performances selected have visual delights or music and usually include humour.
  • If children are uncomfortable and need a break they can go out and return when they are ready.
  • If children require snacks to be available to eat they will be allowed to do so. We do ask that the snacks are not wrapped in noisy paper.
  • It is not essential that the children are absolutely silent throughout the performance.
  • These performances are open to everyone.
  • The aim of this programme is to provide a comfortable and relaxed space for children to enjoy the show, and in turn to provide a stress-free environment for the audience.