Accessible Events

Traditional events can be a bit overwhelming for children with special needs. Flashing lights and loud sounds can hinder the family experience of going to a movie or seeing a show. Our Accessible events catalog connects you with a network of sensory friendly and accessible events for families with children with a developmental disability.

Sensory Story Time

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday
11:30am

Manheim Township Public Library
595 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, PA

Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers. Registration required, please register here

 

 

Sensory-Sensitive Cinema

Our 2019 Sensory-Sensitive Cinema season is on the way! Each year, Aaron’s Acres teams up with Penn Cinema to deliver sensory sensitive screenings of new children’s movie titles on the first Saturday of each month. Our Sensory-Sensitive Cinema series consists of family-friendly films being shown at 10 AM on the first Saturday of each month, with the theater house lights kept on and volume decreased. This year, we are offering additional showings in the months of February and June! Find the complete Sensory-Sensitive Cinema schedule below! All showings take place at Penn Cinema on Airport Road in Lititz, PA.

 


Accessible Performances at Millersville University’s Ware & Winter Centers

Millersville University invites friends of differing abilities to join them for a series of live performances featuring a variety of access services!

Millersville University’s Office of Visual & Performing Arts believes that all people, regardless of ability, should have the opportunity to be full participants in the cultural life of our community. Performances are offered throughout the year with such access services as ASL interpretation, Open-Captioning, Audio-Description, and others that are Sensory-Friendly. All are family-friendly.

Millersville is happy to provide free tickets to those with financial need. A limited number of free tickets are available to these events for patrons with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. Ticketing information can be found at the bottom of this page.

The following schedule outlines the performances, dates, and types of accessibility services that will be available for that performance.

 

Maria Del Rey: Love in Action!

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 1 P.M.

Free lobby activities for children begin at 12 P.M.

Steinman Hall | Ware Center

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

$10 adults / $5 children

  • Sensory Friendly
  • Audio Description

Award-winning music producer Maria Del Rey presents a live multi-media performing arts concert for children and families that celebrates the rich and varied cultures of America’s modern LatinX communities. Love in Action! inspires empowers all children and promotes peace and unity in diverse communities.

 

Sunjata Kamalenya:

The Story of the True Lion King of Africa

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 1 P.M.

Free lobby activities for children begin at 12 P.M.

Steinman Hall | Ware Center

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

$10 adults / $5 children

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description

Experiential Theater Company presents a completely interactive show celebrating the greatest hero of West African legend, Sunjata Keita, the first mansa (king) of the ancient Empire of Mali. This 13th century epic tale takes place in a magical world filled with sorcery and enchantment. Authentic music, costumes, and scenery invite you into this modern Mandé village where the jelimuso (storyteller) guides your journey as you sing, dance, and act alongside professional actors and musicians in a truly unique and immersive experience.

 

Harlem 100 – 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 / 7:30 P.M.

Steinman Hall / Ware Center

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

$25 Adult / $15 Students Grades K through College

  • Audio Description

A multi-media, modern variety show created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and featuring the most exciting New York musicians and dancers, Harlem 100, pays homage to the era made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance that hosted legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Billie Holiday.

 

Mutts Gone Nuts! A Canine Cabaret

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 3 P.M.

Free lobby activities for children begin at 2 P.M.

Clair Hall | Winter Center

60 W Cottage Ave, Millersville, PA 17551

$10 adults / $5 children

  • ASL Interpretation

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers. The dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!

 

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan

Thursday, February 6, 2020 / 7:30 P.M.

Clair Hall / Winter Center

60 W Cottage Ave, Millersville, PA 17551

Pre-Show lobby event: MU Percussion Ensemble

Adults $28 / Students $17

  • Audio Description

With its thrilling high energy and explosive interpretation of the centuries-old Taiko tradition, YAMATO, the premier, world-renowned drumming troupe, will excite with their virtuosity strength, spirit, and sheer endurance.  Their newest program “Passion” represents the group’s 25-year legacy that spans the globe and has stirred the hearts of people worldwide.

 

Pennsylvania Ballet II – Fairy Rhymes

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 1 P.M.

Free lobby activities for children begin at 12 P.M.

Steinman Hall | Ware Center

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

$10 adults / $5 children

  • Sensory Friendly
  • ASL Interpretation

Join the Three Little Kittens as they travel through Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales to find their lost mittens. Their journey leads them to beautiful palaces, deep into forests, over hill and dale, and even into other people’s homes. They meet Nursery Rhyme characters like Jack and Jill and the Old Lady in the Shoe, as well as Fairy Tale personalities such as Cinderella, Prince Charming, Snow White, and even Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. They’ll find their mittens, but even better, they’ll find wonderful new friends along the way.

 

NetCo Dance: Sharing Space

Saturday, March 14, 2020 / 7:30 P.M.

Steinman Hall / Ware Center

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

$15

  • ASL Interpretation

NetCo presents an introspective look into the connections that bind us.  Day to day interactions between people and things, moments shared and lost, are accrued only to dissolve them back into no more than an intangible perspective.  With a nod to Merce Cunningham’s beautiful style of movement, and some throwbacks to a swinging time, NetCo demonstrates and celebrates the beauty of the day to day.

 

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 1 P.M.

Free lobby activities for children begin at 12 P.M.

Steinman Hall | Ware Center

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

$10 adults / $5 children

  • Sensory Friendly
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description

Childsplay, Inc.’s production of The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall!  Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snowball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative musical play about childhood joys and the challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Jack Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this delightful adaptation of his stories Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy, and The Snowy Day.

 

Ashwami Ramaswamy’s Let The Crows Come

Friday, April 17, 2020 / 7:30 P.M.

Steinman Hall / Ware Center

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

$28 Adult / $17 Grades K through College

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description

 

 Yao Yao

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 1 P.M.

Free lobby activities for children begin at 12 P.M.

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Steinman Hall | Ware Center

$10 adults / $5 children

  • Sensory Friendly
  • ASL Interpretation

Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her dad. But every morning Daddy has to dress up in his suit, pick up his briefcase and go to work. One day, unhappy with her father’s departure, Yao grabs his overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery. Using interactive screen art technology and live music, South Korea’s Brush Theatre invites you to join Yao on her ingenious journey to find out what’s waiting for her at the end of that thread!

 

Air Play

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 3 P.M.

Free lobby activities for children begin at 2 P.M.

Clair Hall | Winter Center

60 W Cottage Ave, Millersville, PA 17551

$10 adults / $5 children

  • ASL Interpretation

Ride the wind and dream with AIR PLAY, a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air where ordinary objects transform into uncommon beauty. In this gorgeous homage to the power of air, umbrellas take flight, giant kites zoom overhead, balloons have a mind of their own, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify both the young and young at heart.

 

For tickets

Go to ARTSMU.COM or call 717-871-7600.

For free tickets to patrons with financial need, please email Barry.Kornhauser@millersville.edu.