Relaxed Performance

Theatre is for everyone

What is a relaxed performance?

A relaxed performance (RP) is a theatre experience that incorporates universal design by offering accessibility and inclusion practices that meet the physical, social, and environmental needs of patrons of all abilities, within a dramatic arts setting. We welcome you to be yourself!

Click the titles below to see the accessibility and inclusion principles that are a part of a relaxed performance at Lighthouse Theatre.

Physical Accessibility
  • A ‘personal space’ seating option will provide attendees with the option to select the seats beside or behind them to create a ‘personal bubble’ based on their comfort level
  • Lighting and sound during the show and in the theatre will be adjusted for attendees
Social Inclusion
  • Vocalizations of attendees are welcome during the performance
  • Interaction with cast and crew prior to or after the play will be encouraged
  • A storyboard of the cast, stage setup, and theatre preview will all be available to review prior to attending the RP
  • A visual guide will be provided to attendees prior to the date of the RP to ensure that all attendees are aware of the Lighthouse Festival building, amenities, theatre features, etc.
Environmental Accessibility
  • The option to leave the theatre as attendees need is open and welcome
  • For the engagement of attendees who choose to leave the theatre at any time, a television with the play in action will be available in the Long Bar of the Lighthouse Festival building
  • The movement of attendees during the performance is welcome
  • Additional signage will be available through the Lighthouse Festival building to ensure that attendees know where to go for the amenities that they are looking for
  • Friendly front of house volunteers will be available to support attendees during their RP experience


Ticket Prices

Ticket InformationPrice (taxes and fees included)
Individual$24.00 each
Family rate (3 – 9 tickets)$21.50 each
Group rate (10+ tickets)$20.00 each

Show Descriptions

Where You Are
August 4th

Performance Start Time: 2pm
Show Run Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes

Sisters Glenda and Suzanne live a quiet retirement life of selling homemade jam on Manitoulin Island. Their summer plans of trying to orchestrate sightings of their handsome veterinarian neighbour are disrupted when Suzanne’s grown daughter, Beth arrives for summer vacation. The drama heats up their simple lifestyle as everyone has a secret and not everyone is willing to share. Watch as these three simple women face things that will complicate and change their lives forever.

Please note: that strong language and sexual references are included in this show. Subject matter is not appropriate for young viewers.

Pack of Thieves
September 1st

Performance Start Time: 2pm
Show Run Time: TBC
Intermission: 20 minutes

The witty and cautionary tale of Robert and Jeff two middle-class suburbanites who figure they can use a little extra cash to improve their troubled lives. No problem. The two devise a ‘foolproof’ plan to steal a thoroughbred racehorse and hold it for ransom. Sounds easy right? With the help of Padre, an experienced criminal, and a pair of bumbling twins named Elton and Nigel the group works through the mission. What can go wrong? Just about everything in A Pack Of Thieves.

Please note: this show outlines criminal activity in great detail although done in a funny way the content of this show could be taken out of context by some viewers

Relaxed performances funded in part by