Sensory-Friendly Activities in
Sydney - Monkey Baa Theater Company
From the theatre: "We offer at least one Relaxed Performance during every school holiday season. Relaxed performances welcome children with disability, and sensory and learning challenges to the theatre. We leave the house lights on (dimmed), the auditorium doors stay open, and a chill out area is available in the foyer throughout the show. The atmosphere is non-judgemental and we embrace noisy enthusiasm. Tickets are $19 for adults and children. For Relaxed Performance dates and times, please visit the individual show page." Monkey Baa also offers social stories for their performances, and other special needs accessibility assistance.
Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre Terrace 3
1-25 Harbour St
Sydney NSW 2000
Box Office - 02 8624 9340
Sydney - Taronga Zoo
Special access days, VIP badges, online tickets sales to avoid the queue, and social stories are just a few of the offerings from the Taronga Zoo to help provide a more autism friendly zoo experience.
Bradleys Head Rd
Mosman NSW 2088
Guest Experience Team - 02 9969 2777
Queensland - Sensory Souls
Sensory Souls was originally started by a mom with autistic twins who wanted to be able to take them to the movies. From this started the sensory friendly movie days which then grew into a Sensory Sensitive Santa event, bowling trips, surfing school, farm days, and pool trips, just to name a few.
Please see the link for a list of their upcoming events that are put on in collaboration with other venues and services.
Melbourne Museum - The Autism Friendly Museum
The museum offers socials stories, a map of high and low sensory experiences, quiet times and the opportunity to buy tickets ahead of time so as to avoid lines.
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
13 11 02
(03) 8341 7777
From their website: "Event Cinemas are proud to bring sensory friendly films to families living with autism and other sensory needs at select locations. Held monthly on a Sunday, sensory friendly screenings allow families to enjoy their favourite films in a safe and accepting environment where kids are free to get up, move around, shout or sing."
Please see the website for the participating locations.