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The British Council is proud to support relaxed performances in the United States

Relaxed performances are designed to make spaces more comfortable to audience members with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, Tourette's syndrome, people who experience anxiety, or people who are not comfortable with the conventions of a traditional setting. The British Council and its collaborators in the USA want to support and strengthen the sector to become more proactive and engaging.

'Introduction to Relaxed Performance' Workshop

As part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival in January 2019, the British Council in the USA hosted an 'Introduction to Relaxed Performance' workshop. During the workshop, attendees gained a better understand of inclusivity in the arts, and how to include audience members with differing abilities in their productions. The workshop was highlighted as one of the key events of the Under the Radar Festival. 

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