Sensory-Friendly: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Feb 24, 2024
This production is great for all families, especially for people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning or cognitive disabilities. You can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, and a judgment-free environment where all patrons are free to vocalize or move around the theatre. At no time will anyone be asked to leave the performance due to vocal reactions, movement, or behaviors related to cognitive/developmental abilities. Patrons will have access to professionally curated resource materials to use in preparation for your visit like checklists, social narratives, and “Meet Your Seat” videos. Dayton Live also has designated quiet areas in our venues for patrons to use during the performance. Our trained staff and volunteers, as well as our partners at Dayton Children’s, are excited for you and your family to join us at the theatre.
The critically acclaimed production of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW, created by Jonathan Rockefeller, features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. The production faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; The Very Lonely Firefly; and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 48 million copies worldwide. Brown Bear, Brown Bear – now celebrating 50 years – has sold more than 18.2 million copies.
It is our hope that this production will make attending the theatre an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.
Preshow Resource Materials
Meet Your Seat Video
Visual Checklist coming soon.
Nonvisual Checklist coming soon.
Social Narrative coming soon.
All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age.
This performance will be sign interpreted. Audio description is available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.
For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.
The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.
Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit DaytonLive.org.
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Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074.
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Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.