The Lion King’s Autism Friendly Performance

Autism Awareness has teamed up with Disney to produce Brisbaneโ€™s first ever autism friendly performance of The Lion King, this Saturday at the Lyric Theatre.

The award-winning favourite will be produced in a manner that will allow those with autism to enjoy the showcase in a comfortable and friendly environment, where food is also permitted.

The show has undergone modifications such as the removal of strobe lighting, frequent and intrusive sound effects and also the dimming of house lights. Not only has the production been altered, trained staff will also be available throughout the show for assistance if needed.

Quiet and activity areas have also been provided in the case where patrons need to leave their seats.

The Lion King will tell the classic story of Simba and his courage to walk in his fatherโ€™s footsteps to fulfil his destiny as Lion King of the Pridelands.

The showcase will feature the exotic melodies of the original motion picture in the backdrop of an exquisite, artfully designed stage capturing the spirit of the Serengeti Plains of Africa.

Founded in 2007, Autism Awareness Australia is an organisation at the forefront of autism education, and are dedicated to the needs of individuals who suffer from autism, while also supporting their families.

After a successful autism friendly performance earlier this year in Sydney, the showcase in Brisbane this weekend will undoubtedly be just as magnificent.

The Lion King: autism friendly performance will be held at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC this Saturday at 1:30pm.

Words by Melanie Baker

Details: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets South Bank, Brisbane | 07 3840 7466 | Saturday, November 29 1:30pm | $50 to $120

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Standard performance review here: The Lion King

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