Relaxed Performances

What is a “Relaxed Performance”

A relaxed performance is a special performance with “relaxed rules” that are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a calmer sensory experience and a more casual environment. These patrons include, but are not limited to, individuals with an autism spectrum condition, a sensory processing disorder or a learning disability.

A relaxed performance is unchanged but will have a more relaxed attitude to noise and movement – ie. leaving and re-entering the auditorium. The doors to the theatre will be open earlier than usual so everyone can get used to their surroundings and the house lights will not go fully dark during the show.

One of the goals of a relaxed performance, now offered by more and more theatres, is to take steps to make theatre more inclusive. For a variety of reasons, there are many people who cannot sit through a traditional theatrical experience. The hope is, with a more relaxed setting, a greater number of people can come and enjoy our show. There will be a short talk before this performance to let our audience members know what to expect.


Sunday December 4, 2022   2 pm: Relaxed Performance of our Family Panto – Aladdin


Aladdin, the sweet exchange student, comes to Stirling-Rawdon in search of adventure. Along the way, he meets the evil Alabaster, a beautiful girl named Jasmine who works Princess parties, Laundry Matt who runs the local cleaners and Jeanie a lamp sales person.

Hop on your magic carpet and let the Stirling Festival Theatre Panto take you on a ride.


To book tickets to this performance (Youth, Adult or Family 4-packs) or if you have questions, please call the Box Office at 613-395-2100 or 1-877-312-1162. To purchase online (Youth or Adult) Click Here.