Sensory backpacks making Perth's panto m Perth
Sensory backpacks making Perth's panto more accessible
The audience in Scotland, in this pantomime season, is packing the venues in the town and cities to purchase their festive fix of princesses, heroes, dames, and villains.
While for some of the people, a walk to the theatre is far from a fairytale dream.
For the people who are suffering from conditions like dementia and autism, the experience can often be intimidating.
But, one Scottish venue has finally come up with a hopeful solution that might help them.
Perth Theatre and Concert Hall is providing their audience, who are in need or want, a unique sensory backpack that will help them to cope up with the enthusiastic singing, bright lights, and unexpected sound effects.
The venue allows the sensory backpacks to be borrowed for free before of performances of this year's pantomime, 'Sinbad.'
These backpacks have a wide range of items, including cuddly toys, ear defenders, timers, and weighted blankets.
Everything inside the venue is planned to help reduce anxiety, and their staff has also been trained to help.
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