Concert hall aims to be autism friendly

Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall is teaming up with the Hebrides Ensemble and composer Ben Lunn to make concerts less daunting for people on the neurodiversity spectrum.

Not quite clear how, but it’s a move in the right direction.

More here.

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  • Well, for starters, the article you link details some of the ways in which they are doing this. So, it’s odd you ask what they’re doing.

    Having worked in this area for performances designed for those on the autism spectrum before, creating a film, like they are doing here, are very important. Preparing these visitors in advance is helpful, since new settings can cause greater anxiety and discomfort. I applaud what Queen’s Hall is doing, and what others are doing, to make sure our performance spaces are truly for everyone.

  • The Toronto Symphony’s done some stuff towards that direction, but it’s mostly kid-oriented. Be interesting to see how they approach accessibility for neurodiverse adults.

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