Particularly suitable for those with autism, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability, there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the performance. Lighting effects are minimal and a ‘chill out’ space will be available. In 2020, relaxed concerts will be performed in Wellington, Palmerston North, Tauranga and Hamilton. More details coming soon.
How is this different to a normal NZSO concert?
The NZSO relaxed concerts perform for audiences who may feel uncomfortable in a traditional concert environment. This concert is particularly suited to people with autism, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. There will be a relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the performance. Lighting effects are minimal and a ‘chill out’ space is available.
What if we need to leave the auditorium during the performance?
It is fine to move around and leave the auditorium at anytime during the performance. If you need to get away from the concert there will be a ‘chill-out’ space in the atrium outside the main auditorium.
We’ve never been to the NZSO before. How can we prepare to attend the concert?
The NZSO will be preparing a pre-concert guide and video, outlining the whole experience of attending an NZSO concert at Shed 6. This will include a step by step guide to the venue and the special spaces we’re creating as part of this concert. This information will be available from 2 August at nzso.co.nz/relaxed-concert.
For more information call our box office on 0800 479 674 if you have any questions.