Relaxed Performance Lighthouse Port Colborne

Theatre is for everyone

What is a relaxed performance?

A relaxed performance (RP) is a theatre experience that incorporates universal design by offering accessibility and inclusion practices that meet the physical, social, and environmental needs of patrons of all abilities, within a dramatic arts setting. We welcome you to be yourself!

Below are some of the accessibility and inclusion principles that are a part of a relaxed performance at Lighthouse Festival Port Colborne.

Personal space seating
Each ticket booked equals 2 seats. This guarantees that there is an empty seat on both sides of your booked seat. Groups and families can sit how they like within the seats they booked.
Freedom to move around
The theatre will be dimly lit during the show so it is easy to get up and leave the theatre if you need. The door to the theatre will remain open so you can easily come in and out.
High sensory adjustments
Lighting and sound cues during the play are adjusted to limit or remove anything that might be jarring to audience members.
Soft landing zone
Available through the whole performance and during intermission is the soft landing zone. Bean bag chairs, couches, a brown/white noise machine and more available for anyone who needs.
Play introduction
Prior to the play starting a short introduction about what a relaxed performance is, the plays themes, notes about light or sound cues and the cast will introduce their characters.
Pre-visit resources
Before coming to watch the play you can read through our resources including a visual guide of the theatre, parking and seating guide and a storyboard of the play itself.

A Pack Of Thieves

World Premiere by Norm Foster

Saturday September 16th
Start Time: 2PM
Play Run Time:
Intermission: 20 minutes

The witty and cautionary tale of Robert and Jeff two middle-class suburbanites who figure they can use a little extra cash to improve their troubled lives. No problem. The two devise a ‘foolproof’ plan to steal a thoroughbred racehorse and hold it for ransom. Sounds easy right? With the help of Padre, an experienced criminal, and a pair of bumbling twins named Elton and Nigel the group works through the mission. What can go wrong? Just about everything in A Pack Of Thieves.

Please note: this show outlines criminal activity in great detail although done in a funny way the content of this show could be taken out of context by some viewers