Red Kite Adventures

Red Kite Adventures are sensory driven performance experiences designed especially for individuals with autism.

Upcoming Red Kite Adventures

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are currently in a holding pattern regarding our upcoming Red Kite Adventures. We’ll update this page as soon as we know more.

 

What is it like to attend a Red Kite Adventure?

Tailored to the unique needs of young people on the autism spectrum Red Kite Adventures are multi-sensory experiences that encourage audience members to move, laugh, talk, sing and interact with the artists – not sit still and keep quiet. Specially trained teaching artists gently guide children through their unique experience and interaction with the performance.

Before coming to the theater, each child and adult is sent a Social Story that prepares families for the experience of attending a Red Kite Adventure at Chicago Children’s Theatre. Advance preparation is key to foster a safe, welcoming environment, so the guide starts with pictorials showing what it’s like arriving at the theater, introduces the actors, teaching artists and CCT staff members they’ll meet, and previews the adventure itself. Each showing is limited to an audience of just 10 children (each with a caregiver or parent) so that each child receives plenty of individual attention.

Learn More

Learn more about Red Kite Classes and Camps and about autism friendly performances of our mainstage programing as part of our Access Weekends.

If you have questions regarding Red Kite Adventures please contact our Inclusive Education & Programs Manager, Sara Perry at sperry@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or by calling (312) 374-8829.

If you have further questions about purchasing tickets for a Red Kite Adventure, please contact our Guest Services Team at boxoffice@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or by calling (312) 374-8835.

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