Special Event Sensory-Friendly Concert: A Relaxed Performance

Event Information

  • Dates: February 24, 2024 Tickets Available
  • Who: Daniel Reith, conductor Daniel Singer, narrator
  • Venue: Mandel Concert Hall Severance Music Center

About the Event

Social Story Guide & Spotify Playlist

A Social Story Guide is a resource to help prepare families for their visit.

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Repertoire

BIZET Toreador March from Carmen
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite
BRITTEN The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

This Sensory-Friendly Concert will support a welcoming and inclusive experience for people of any age with autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivity, as well as anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed concert environment. The relaxed house rules will allow for talking, clapping, and moving, and calming spaces will be available.

Pre-concert activities, including an instrument petting zoo, will begin one hour before the performance. Modifications such as dim lighting, quiet areas, headphones, and fidgets will be provided. Each $15 adult ticket qualifies for an Under 18 free! Staff and volunteers from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be onsite to provide additional support and guidance.

Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Reith, conductor
Daniel Singer, narrator


More About the Concert & Listening Maps

 

 

Severance Hall, exterior of front entrance.

Severance Music Center

Severance Music Center is Cleveland’s home for symphonic music and other presentations, including Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall, Reinberger Chamber Hall, and the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer. We are strongly committed to making everyone feel welcome. The doors to Severance open three hours prior to most performances.

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Parking

 

The most convenient parking option is Case Western Reserve University's (CWRU) Lot 29 Campus Center Garage. The garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Music Center off East Boulevard, and provides stair and elevator access to the hall.

For more information about getting to Severance Music Center and where to park, please visit our Directions & Parking page.

Directions & Parking

Accessibility Services

Below is a list of the features and services that The Cleveland Orchestra has made available in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance for this concert.

 

Wheelchair Access & Seating

Our venue’s seating has reserved special areas for those attending with the use of a wheelchair. These seating options are available during your seat selection across seating price levels. Ushers are available to assist, especially in the event of a General Admission concert.

There is barrier-free entry to Severance Music Center with automatic sliding doors at our garage entrance on Lower Level One in the CWRU Campus Center Garage. There is an elevator for wheelchair access in the center of the garage for traveling from Lower Level Two (the lowest level) to Lower Level One (the level of our arrival entrance). The Euclid Avenue entrance to Severance is best suited for wheelchair entry, with a convenient drop-off area designated at the curb.

Companion Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair companion seating is available for purchase online and through Severance Ticket Services. Look for a "C" shape on the seating map when making your selection. 

 

Assistance for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Infrared Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available without charge for most performances in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall. Please request one in advance online or by calling the House Manager’s office. You will be asked to provide a driver’s license or ID card upon arrival, which will be held until the return of the device. Head Ushers can explain how to use the ALD.

Interpretive services may be available for certain events at Severance.  Prior arrangements should be made four weeks in advance. Appropriate seat locations may be necessary. TTY line access is available at the public pay phone in the Security Office located at the garage entrance.

 

Assistance for the Blind or Persons with Low Vision

Large Print Programs are available for most Cleveland Orchestra performances in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall.  These are available at the Coat Room locations or from Head Ushers on each level of the Concert Hall, and at Concert Previews.

For select vocal performances, Braille texts may be available on request with 2 weeks’ notice.

 

Service Animals

Trained guide dogs and service animals are welcome at Severance. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Office or the House Manager.

 

Restrooms

All Smith Lobby restrooms are fully accessible. In addition, private family-accessible restrooms are located in the Smith Lobby and off the Dress Circle Lobby.

 

Additional Information

The Cleveland Orchestra is strongly committed to making our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons. For more information regarding all of our accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility page.