The Cat in the Hat Sensory | Alabama Shakespeare Festival
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Dr. Seuss’s

The Cat in the Hat

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell

Directed by N.D. Seibel
Festival Stage | 50 minutes, no intermission
Recommended ages 4+


Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.


The Cat in the Hat
recounts the rainy-day adventures of Sally, her brother, and the most mischievous cat ever! From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, the Cat and his antics transform the kids’ afternoon. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before their mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done!


Sensory Friendly performances invite audiences to enjoy the show at their own pace. Technical elements such as house lights and sound effects may be adjusted. Patrons are welcome to vocalize, move around the space, and leave the show at their discretion. While these performances are designed for audiences on the Autism spectrum, anyone who would benefit from these services is welcome.

On the day of the show, we’ll have plenty of trained staff to assist your family. If you need to leave the theatre at any time, a quiet room will be available in which you can take a break or relax. A live feed of the performance will make sure you don’t miss a second of the show.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Sensory Friendly performance? We’re glad you asked! Sometimes referred to as an Autism-Friendly performance, is an opportunity for EVERYONE to experience live theatre in a judgment-free zone. Relaxed performances are inclusive experiences for any individual who may need a less formal, more accommodating environment at the theatre. Who should attend? Sensory Friendly performances, while originally designed for persons with sensory processing disorders, are open to everyone! At this performance, audience members are free to vocalize, move around the theatre, and enter and exit the show as they please. Remember — there are many ways to enjoy a show. Our staff will be on hand to help you have the best experience possible. What can I expect?  Before the performance, ASF will provide audience members with resources to prepare for the performance, such as social stories and video guides. At the theatre, we’ll have a comfy place for you to hang out before and during the show. If you need to leave the theatre, no worries! We’ll have a video feed of the performance in our lobby, so you’ll never miss a thing. There will be lots of friendly faces to assist you and your guests with any concerns you may have. During the show, the house lights will remain on, so you’ll never fully be in the dark. Depending on the performance, we may also reduce the volume of certain sound cues, or alert the audience before a sudden event onstage.