The busy Holiday season has started! I personally cherish my childhood memories of the fun during this time of the year; the lights, the presents, the food, the music and the special events.  Just last year, I attended A Christmas Carol performance and that was like magic!  I was transported to another time.  I left the theater walking on clouds and feeling inspired and happy.

That is why I am so glad I have found many holiday performances accessible to people with sensory disabilities around the country.  Check the following list, and if you are close to any of the venues that offer accessible performances, take your children. If you don't have children, go with your friends and feel like a child again! 

Christmas ornament with pine branches and cones, stars and hearts over brown wood

Alliance Theater - Atlanta, GA

A Christmas Carol

terpreted: December 14 - 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Boston Ballet - Boston, MA

The Nutcracker

terpreted and Audio-Described: December 19 - 7:30 p.m.

Those going to the performance are invited to attend a Touch Tour at

19 Clarendon Street on Sun, Dec 17 at 2 pm that allows participants to physically and tactilely experience elements of the show including props, costumes, and characters.


Theatre Goodman - Chicago

A Christmas Carol

Audio-Described: December 13 - 7:30 p.m.


Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier - Chicago

Q Brothers Christmas Carol

Audio-Described: December 10 - 3:00 p.m. 

Open-captioned: December 14 - 7:30 p.m. 


AT&T Performing Arts Center - Dallas, TX

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

terpreted: December 14 - 7:00 p.m.

Open Captioned: December 17 - 2:00 p.m.


Denver Center for Performing Arts - Denver

A Christmas Carol

terpreted and Audio-Described: December 10 - 1:30 a.m.

ELF The Musical

terpreted, Open Captioned and Audio-Described: December 16 - 3:00 p.m.

The SantaLand Diaries

terpreted and Audio-Described: December 17 - 2:00 p.m.


Children's Theater Company - Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

terpreted: December 10 - 5:00 p.m.


Radio City Music Hall - New York City

Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes

Open Captioned: December 13 - 5:00 p.m. 

Audio Described: December 14 - 5:00 p.m. 


Urban Abbey Coffee Shop - Omaha, NE

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Audio-Described: December 10 - 6:30 p.m. 


Walnut Street Theatre - Philadelphia

A Christmas Carol

terpreted and Audio-Described: December 19 - 10:30 a.m.


Portland Center Stage at The Armory - Portland, Oregon

A Christmas Memory and Winter Song

Open Captioned: December 30 - 2 p.m.

Twist Your Dickens

Open Captioned: December 16 - 2 p.m.

Audio Described: December 17 - 2 p.m.

Sign Interpreted: December 21 - 7:30 p.m.


McCarter Theatre Center - Princeton, NJ

A Christmas Carol

terpreted and Audio-Described: December 16 - 2:00 p.m.

Open Captioned: December 17 - 1 p.m.


Ford's Theater - Washington D.C.

A Christmas Carol

Captioned: December 9 - 2:00 p.m.

terpreted: December 14 - 7:30 p.m.

Audio-Described: December 16 - 2 p.m.


Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts - Worcester, MA

A Christmas Carol

Audio-Described and ASL Interpreted: December 17 - 4:00 p.m.

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