Sensory-Friendly Performance | Seussical (TYA Version)

February 29, 2020

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (General Admission)

Our goal is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment. Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities.

To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support
  • Designated “Take a Break Space”

About The Show: The nefarious Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged but ultimately emerge triumphantly!

Seussical TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) is a an adapted 75-minute version of the musical, created specifically for younger audiences.

For information about the show, click here visit the main show page.

Prepare for your visit!


Thanks to our show sponsors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and First Citizens Bank.

Additional support provided by Capital City Civitan Club.

Ticket Information

The sensory-friendly performance is Feb 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Runtime is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets on sale nowBuy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Group sales (for groups of 10 or more) are available from the box office. Single ticket prices, excluding tax:

  • Adults: $17
  • Children (12 and under): $12

Sensory-Friendly seating is General Admission.



Visitors with disabilities may be accompanied by paid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) at no additional cost during their visit to Raleigh Little Theatre. This applies to all ticketed events that the visitor is attending. This also applies to individual, membership, complimentary and group sales tickets.

Visitors with PCAs who wish to purchase advance tickets should contact the Box Office at 919-821-3111 to request complimentary companion tickets for a paid PCA. These tickets must be picked up in person by the visitor or the paid PCA at the Box Office. It is advised that visitors contact the Box Office for tickets for reserved seating events early to ensure that a seat is available at the theatre.

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances. For those sensitive to loud sounds, noise reduction headphones are available upon request at the Box Office (limited quantities).

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities is available for sensory-friendly performances by request (subject to availability).