Category: Seattle

Sensory Guide for George Balanchine’s Nutcracker

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A digital sign for PNB's Nutcracker with dancers in the background and a red seal

The Nutcracker is a Holiday favorite, one I used to take my children when they were younger to get them all excited for the Christmas Holidays.  Like so many other kids, mine had difficulty with the loud sounds -from the gunshots during the battle, to the cymbal crashes and high-pitched flutes.  I used to preview…



Pacific Northwest Ballet Rep2: Beyond Ballet

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Two male dancers dressed in white slowly moving into the splits

  Everyone deserves to access live events – the magic of live theater or dance is a moving experience we should all be able to access. Dance is often overlooked as a sensory concern, but like any stage production, there are often acoustic and lighting impacts on those with sensory processing disabilities. This week we…



Sensory Recommendations for PAX West

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A photo of the crowd at PAX West in Seattle

PAX West is a generally loud and busy event, but some sensory tools can make it an amazing experience!  We brought our neurodiverse team, including an autistic teen, to PAX this year to fully review sensory accessibility at PaX west for those that are Autistic or have Sensory processing differences. Expo Hall The Expo Hall…



Sensory Access at Capitol Hill Block Party Festival

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Photo of stage at CHBP in Seattle

  This was the second year that Sensory Access was able to volunteer and provide Sensory accessibility at Capitol Hill Block Party Festival in Seattle.  Nestled near downtown on Capitol Hill, the music festival closes off several streets and features a wide variety of artists from local PNW favorites to top artists such as Lizzo.…



Jon Bellion at WaMu in Seattle

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Jon Bellion is one of those performers that you just feel in every part of your body. He exudes so much joy on stage, you can’t help but feel that joy right along with him.  Last week at the WaMu Theatre in Seattle the entire audience felt electric as Jon created new beats on the…



Sensory Access at Capitol Hill Block Party

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  CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY IS AN ANNUAL 3-DAY FESTIVAL CELEBRATING MUSIC, ART AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ITSELF IN THE HEART OF SEATTLE… Unlike your typical festival experience, CHBP showcases some of the city’s best local bars, restaurants, and retail shops alongside incredible bands, art shows, community events, and political activism. This 6-stage music and arts…



School of Rock at Paramount Theatre

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Poster Image from School of Rock, the musical, with School of Rock in large red letters

School of Rock is a wonderful show that is currently touring and at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre May 14-19, 2019.  While there is some swearing which makes it more appropriate for the middle school and up crowd, it is a funny, heart-warming tale full of rock music and stories of finding hidden talents and learning to…



Deck The Hall Ball 2018

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Deck The Hall Ball is an annual multi-band concert hosted by Seattle’s radio station 107.7 The End at WaMu Theater. With a fantastic 2018 lineup including Billie Eilish, Bastille, and Death Cab For Cutie, this Seattle event is perfect for those who want to experience something more than a concert, but less than a festival.…



Twenty One Pilots – The Bandito Tour

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Band plays on stage. Guitar player and drummer shown.

Twenty One Pilots is vocalist, bassist, ukulelist, and pianist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. Two musicians that put on a fantastic show that captures audiences all around the globe. Their most recent tour, The Bandito Tour, in support of their new album Trench, has already planned multiple legs spanning across almost every continent. Our team attended…