Autism Speaks - Official Blue Man Group

BLUE MAN GROUP AND AUTISM SPEAKS

‭Blue Man Group proudly supports Autism Speaks.  

 

As part of our ongoing ‭partnership, each Blue Man Group location hosts a sensory-friendly show. ‭Thank you to everyone who has come out to our performances. We have ‭been moved by the turnout and ongoing support of the Autism community ‭ever since our first sensory-friendly show in Chicago in 2014.

 

‭Please email us to be alerted about our next sensory-friendly performance when show dates are confirmed.

 

‭Co-founder Phil Stanton on why this partnership is important for Blue Man ‭Group:

 

‭"We’ve heard from many families affected by autism that their children responded to the Blue Man character in a very moving way. We don’t know ‭the exact reason. We can only speculate that it has to do with the Blue Men communicating in their own unique way — non-verbally, through visuals, touch and sound. Their message often resonates on a deeper, more sincere level,” says Phil Stanton, Blue Man Group Co-Founder, “Once we knew that ‭we could be helpful or provide an outlet for those affected by autism, we felt it ‭was important to do more. With our sensory-friendly shows, we want to ‭create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals and families In addition, each Blue Man Group location will perform an autism-friendly show in 2016 (dates below).  At these performances, slight modifications will be made including:

 

‭At the sensory-friendly performances, slight modifications are be made ‭including:

 

Reduction of sound and light levels at various moments during the performance. Please note that while light levels will be reduced, strobe lighting is still used in the show. Please contact us for further information. 

 

Sound reducing headphones or earplugs (depending on market) available upon request

 

Blue Men will limit the amount of "chair walking” and keep their approach to the audience more subdued

 

Calming environments in each theatre’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement

 

Show modifications vary by market. Contact your local Box Office for more information.

Autism Speaks Performances

Las Vegas

Our 2017 sensory-friendly benefit performance for Grant a Gift Autism Foundation will be on Sunday, June 11 at 4pm. 

 

Tickets will go on-sale April 3rd at 10am PST.

 

Have questions? Email us

Boston

Our 2016 Boston autism-friendly performance was held Sunday, June 26th at 11am.

 

For information on our next autism and sensory-friendly performance, email us.

Orlando

Our latest autism-friendly performance was Saturday, January 21, 2017. Thank you to all who came out! 

 

For more information, please email us

Chicago

Our 2016 Chicago autism-friendly performance was held October 2nd. Thank you to all who came out! 

 

Have questions? Email us.

New York

Our 2016 autism-friendly performance was Saturday, November 5th! Thank you to all who came out. 

 

For more information on our next performance email us.