What is a Relaxed Performance (RP)?
RP is a specially designated performance intended to attract and accommodate a range of people who might not otherwise be able to comply with traditional theatre etiquette. There is a relaxed attitude to noise, movement, and small changes to the sound levels and some lighting effects in the show. You might say, 'the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train'.
It includes people:
- On the Autism spectrum
- Those who make involuntary noises or movements
- Learning disabilities
- Mixed abilities or ages
- Those who prefer a less formal environment
- With age-related impairments
Want to know more? Watch this snappy little video by British artist, Jess Thom a.k.a. Tourette’s Hero as she explains RP.