State Theatre New Jersey

Education & Community Engagement

Sensory-Friendly Performances
State Theatre New Jersey’s Sensory-Friendly Performances allow students on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities to enjoy high-quality live entertainment in a safe, welcoming, sensory-friendly environment.


  • Lighting and sound levels that are modulated to reduce anxiety and stress.
  • A judgment-free environment, with a relaxed attitude toward noise and moving around during the show.
  • A calming area with soft seating, fidget toys, and activities.
  • Ushers and volunteers who have been specially trained to assist you.
  • A social story, provided in advance, to help you prepare your students for your trip to the theater.

Click here for our lineup of Sensory-Friendly Performances for Schools. 

Click here for our lineup of Sensory-Friendly Performances for Families. 


Social Stories will help you prepare for attending State Theatre New Jersey’s Sensory-FriendlyPerformances. Text and images describe in detail what to expect at the show.

Wawa Foundation

Sensory-Friendly Performances are made possible in part by The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation and The Wawa Foundation.

Eden Autism

Eden Autism is pleased to partner with State Theatre New Jersey to make the thrill of live theater accessible for individuals with autism.


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