Access Previews/Sensory Friendly Performances
PVTC is excited to be back in the theatre this summer and open our doors for a FREE live performance series designed especially for audiences with disabilities and other sensory needs. These access previews are modified versions of our student summer camp productions that aim to welcome a wide variety of audiences into the space.
We are offering five access previews this summer:
Frozen JR - Thursday, June 30th at 10:30am
(1 hour performance INDOORS)
Performers: Range from entering grade K-8
About the show: This magical musical has all of your favorite characters and songs from the 2013 Disney film, plus a few more that are sure to melt your heart!
Frozen KIDS - Thursday, July 14th at 10:30am
(30 minute performance INDOORS)
Performers: Range from entering grade 1-6
About the show: Summers have been getting hotter and hotter, but if you use your imagination, you might feel an icy chill in this musical.
Squirrel Girl Goes to College - Thursday, July 14th at 1pm
(1 hour performance OUTDOORS)
Performers: Range from entering grades 6-8
About the show: If your passions include theatre, superheroes, and redwood trees, don’t miss out on this adventure story inspired by a nimble and nutty Marvel character!
Homemade - Thursday, July 28th at 10:30am
(~45 minute performance OUTDOORS)
Performers: Range from entering grades 4-8
About the show: Our campers are working as both actor and playwright as they discover vibrant characters through improvisation, interviews, and imagination, bringing the story to life in our wondrous redwood grove.
Beauty and the Beast - Wednesday, August 3rd at 2pm (2.5 hour performance including one 15-minute intermission INDOORS)
Performers: Range from entering grades 9-12
About the show: This fantastic full-length musical will feature bright characters, fantastic dancing, wonderful costumes, and maybe even some delicious French pastries along the way!
During indoor access previews, house lights remain at 50% throughout the performance so there is always ambient light in the room. Additionally, we modify lighting and sound cues so there won’t be any sudden changes in lighting or surprising sound effects. We welcome reactions of all kinds during the performance.
PVTC offers a quiet room complete with fidgets, headphones, and other sensory tools that participants can visit if they need a break from the performance.
Social Stories & Staff Guides
PVTC will provide social stories prior to the show as well as staff guides on the day of our performance to help participants feel welcome and prepared for the show.
Would your student benefit from an accommodation not currently listed above? We encourage you to reach out to the PVTC team — we are committed to creating an artistic home for every student on our campus and we’d be thrilled to collaborate with you to make that happen!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss our access accommodations in more detail.
Where is PVTC?
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory is located on the campus of Valley Presbyterian Church, 15 minutes west of Stanford. Our address is 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028.
AUDIENCES - INDOOR SHOWS (Frozen JR, Frozen KIDS, and Beauty and the Beast)
Masking is optional but recommended for all audience members, regardless of vaccination status.
AUDIENCES - OUTDOOR SHOWS (Squirrel Girl Goes to College, Homemade)
Masking is required for all audience members, regardless of vaccination status.
Our priority continues to be the safety of our teachers, students, parents, and community-at-large. The journey back from COVID is ongoing and we will continue to keep you in the loop as our policies change and evolve.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to us at email@example.com or give us a call at 650-530-2428.