Puppets for All!

2022-2023

Sensory-Friendly Sundays

Guests with sensory sensitivities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder) and other developmental differences are invited to enjoy the Center for Puppetry Arts in a fun, comfortable, and welcoming environment!

What You Can Expect

On Sensory-Friendly Days, guests will be welcomed by excited and supportive staff members. Fidget toys, social stories, sound-reducing headphones, and light-reducing sunglasses are available upon request.

Lighting is adjusted in the Museum, the theater, and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ sensory-friendly classroom. The Museum will integrate fun activities like touch tables and guided storytelling.

During shows, sounds are low and consistent. Guests can respond and leave their seats and enjoy their quiet, contained beverages and snacks (peanut-free if possible, please).

 The sensory-friendly Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ classroom will be quieter, feature more table space to create and decorate, and have fidget toys and gloves for those who may have touch needs or sensitivities.

 There is a quiet area located by the theater and Museum with books, fidget toys, coloring books, and puppets for any guests who need to step away from the show, workshop, or Museum.

 We are committed to providing a safe, open, and enjoyable experience for all guests. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

UPCOMING SENSORY-FRIENDLY SHOWS

Duke Ellington’s Cat

February 26th, 2023

USE PROMO CODE ASD for 20% OFF CENTER TICKETS.

Charlotte’s Web

April 23, 2023

Prepare for Arrival with Our Social Story Visitors Guide

This comprehensive social story will walk you through our facilities from top to bottom, inside and outdoors. It will also highlight accessibility accommodations so you and your guests are prepared for arrival.

More Accessible Performances

The Center is pleased to include American Sign Language-Interpreted performances in our 2022-2023 season. The schedule of performances is listed below. Click on the titles for more information and tickets.

Accessibility Statement for the Center for Puppetry Arts

This is the accessibility statement for the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Measures to support accessibility

Center for Puppetry Arts takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the Center for Puppetry Arts:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff
  • Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities
  • Provide Sensory-Friendly programming, audio-described programming, and ASL-interpreted programming as a part of regularly scheduled season events.
  • Take active steps to update and modify the website to support accessibility.
  • Provide tools and resources such as adaptive art supplies, noise-reducing headphones, light-reducing sunglasses, fidget toys, and social stories upon request. (And work to add to and edit this back of tools/resources based on the needs of our patrons.

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A. Level AA and Level AAA. Center for Puppetry Arts is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to accessibility standards.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Center for Puppetry Arts. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Email: accessibility@puppet.org

Visitor Address: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309

We will try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.

This statement was created on June 1, 2022.

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