The Good Host Program

What makes for a good host? We think it's being welcoming, it's anticipating your guests needs, and it's the simple want for everyone to enjoy themselves. With Inside Out Theatre's Good Host Program we work to identify and reduce barriers to attending theatre our audiences may experience, and to open up the theatre going experience to any and every Calgarian.

Through our performances, and by partnering with fellow Calgary theatre companies, we are working towards improving theatre's accessibility and valuing the dignity and inclusion of all audience members. 

For Our Audiences

relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances are designed to welcome audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with sensory concerns, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, dementia; parents with small babies; or anyone for whom the regular theatre experience can be challenging.

Small modifications are made to the production and the patron experience to help reduce anxiety. The modifications vary depending on the production, and may include: reducing the volume of loud noises and effects, reducing or eliminating strobe effects, and keeping the lights in the audience slightly brighter in case a patron needs to leave the theatre.

Most importantly, everyone is welcome to do whatever they have to do to be able to enjoy the play. Whether you may need to make some noise, move around a bit, leave the theatre and take a break in the chill room, you're welcome in our theatre.

 

Touch Tours

For blind or visually impaired audience members we provide pre-show Touch Tours. A touch tour is an opportunity for tactile exploration of the theatre prior to the show. One of our hosts will guide audience members while they explore the set, props, and costumes of the play. The hosts will also introduce the audience to actors and can answer any questions.

 

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

For Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing Audiences we provide ASL interpreted performances.

 

UPCOMING ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

relaxed performances

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Calgary

Exact dates and details coming soon.

StoryBook theatre

StoryBook Theatre will have a relaxed performance for each of the ten plays in their 2017/18 season. Exact dates and details coming soon.

 

asl interpreted performances

a christmas carol at theatre calgary

Exact dates and details coming soon.

 

touch Tours

We aren't ready to announce any Touch Tours just yet, stay tuned for now!

 

Contact Us

 

Would you or someone you know benefit from attending these performances?

Or do you have suggestions for what we can do better, or requests for different initiatives?

Call us at 403-828-4807 or e-mail col@insideouttheatre.com