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Autism-Friendly Performance of The Lion King

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to partner with Disney Theatrical Productions for this very special performance of Disney’s The Lion King. This presentation will be a sensory-friendly performance that allows families with members on the Autism spectrum to experience a regular Broadway production with several alterations that meet the needs of the audience. Pittsburgh will be the third city to offer this type of program, and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust remains committed to making theater and the arts accessible to all audiences.

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Saturday, September 21 2:00pm


Benedum Center
237 Seventh Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Special Autism-Friendly Performance of Disney’s THE LION KING

  • In consideration of the needs of the audience, this theater experience will be slightly altered including setting the house lights at half, cutting the strobe lights and softening intense sounds. You will enjoy a Broadway theater experience in a judgment free environment.
  • Specially trained volunteers will work the show to provide audience support.

Download the Autism Friendly Flyer


We are also proud to offer special prices to allow all patrons a chance to see a Broadway show with their family and friends. Please note that only members of the community who have a family member or friend on the autistic spectrum or with another intellectual disability will be permitted to purchase tickets to this performance.

  • Orchestra & Director's Circle Tickets: $49
  • First Tier: $39
  • Second Tier: $19

Only members of the community who have a family member or friend on the Autism spectrum or in need of a sensory-friendly environment may purchase tickets to this performance. We do welcome family and friends to experience the show together. A number of questions must be answered at point of purchased to complete the ticket transaction.

To purchase tickets, you must first fill out this form.


Special thanks to Autism Connection of PA for their contributions in support of this event. Please visit www.autismofpa.org for more information about autism and related conditions.

Special thanks to the Jack Buncher Foundation, The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, the FISA Foundation, Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation, Massey Charitable Trust, Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust, and UPMC/UPMC Health Plan for their support.