Thanks to the Mark and Vickie Fund of the Nysether Family Foundation

Village Theatre Pied Piper presents a

Sensory-Friendly Performance of


Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:00PM

Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave, in Everett

on the Everett High School campus

Admission to this performance is FREE, and requires advanced reservations

Please call the Everett Performing Arts Center Box Office at (425) 257-8600 


Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat is produced by Childsplay of Arizona, and this sensory-friendly performance is presented by Village Theatre Pied Piper

due to the generosity of the Mark and Vickie Fund of the Nysether Family Foundation

Who can attend this Sensory-Friendly performance?

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum, with sensory processing disorder, or with other disabilities or special needs that create sensory sensitivities or make experiencing live theatre challenging.

How is a Sensory-Friendly performance different?

A Sensory-Friendly performance is unique in a variety of ways, including:

  • Written resources and “social stories” are provided up front online and at the box office that help prepare children and their families for the performance ahead of time. Click here to view:
  • It will be acceptable to stand, walk, talk or fidget.
  • House lights stay partially lit during the performance.
  • Audio cue volumes are reduced or eliminated.
  • Lighting effects that are strobe like, sudden or glaring are reduced or eliminated.
  • There is general admission seating, allowing the families to choose where they want to sit.
  • The generous seating at the Everett Civic Auditorium allows ample space between audience members.
  • Designated “Away Space” for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a minute to self-regulate.

About the Show:

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly, the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done!