The autism friendly adjustments that cinemas make are designed to make them more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities, and others who can benefit from this environment.

Adjustments may include:

  • a relaxed environment where people understand the needs of children and families with autism
  • lights left on low
  • sound turned down
  • no trailers or advertisements (unless they are embedded in the film)
  • staff trained in autism awareness
  • disabled access
  • chill out zone, where available
  • freedom to move around and sit where you like
  • bring your own food and drink

Participating Cinemas

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Autism-friendly performances can be a fantastic way for people on the autism spectrum to enjoy a live theatre show as they offer a supportive and relaxed environment throughout the theatre.

Patrons are free to move around and to make noise during these performances and adjustments will have been made to sound levels, lighting and loud sound effects. The theatre staff and cast will have received some training so they have some understanding of autism and often visual stories are available beforehand.

Participating Theatres