Our next autism-friendly performance will be Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 6PM!
Blue Man Group proudly supports Autism Speaks.
As part of a year long partnership with Autism Speaks, Blue Man Group will donate a minimum of $25,000 toward autism awareness efforts and research to benefit families affected by autism.
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Co-founder Phil Stanton on why this partnership is an important step 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 affected by this disorder, in the hopes that they can have an entertaining and joyful experience together.”
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:
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.
Our first autism-friendly show, held in Chicago in 2014, was a huge success, and we were moved by the turn out. We hope to create family-friendly events at every one of our theatres this year.
Please check below for scheduled dates in each of our theatres.