King Arthur – Relaxed Theatre

Relaxed Theatre is a social inclusion theatre format that caters performances to young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other learning/communication challenges. It offers the opportunities for ASD children and their families to attend performances in a supportive environment, and share the joy of theatre.

In 2015, AFTEC’s Relaxed Theatre Merlin the Magician told the story of how a young man named Arthur became the King of England. This sequel follows Arthur, who is now man, as he deals with the responsibilities of being a great ruler. This adventure sees Arthur going on an exciting quest and meeting the fair Guinevere, whom he must marry. Come and join us for another classic tale about the legendary King Arthur.

Adapted & directed by Dr Vicki Ooi

*In Cantonese*

“Every child should go to the theatre because it is so magical.
It opens up the imagination and teaches you how to handle problems.”

– Dr Vicki Ooi

Characteristics of Relaxed Theatre

1. Relaxed Theatres Rules
The usual theatre rules and norms are set aside. Audience members are free to make noise, move around, leave and re-enter the auditorium anytime.

2. Laid Back Environment
Sound and lighting effects are reduced to less stimulating levels. Attendance is capped at half capacity of the auditorium to create more space. A chill-out area is offered outside the auditorium for audience members who need some down-time.

3. Specially Adapted Play
The play is specially adapted so that the storytelling is more direct. Interactive activities are specially designed according to the needs of the audience.

4. Pre-show Info Pack
A pre-show info pack is sent to the audience, including the story, characters’ information and photos of the venue. This enables the audience to familiarise themselves with the upcoming theatre experience in advance.

5. Venue support
Briefing is provided for venue staff, actors and administration teams on the needs of ASD young people.

Teachers and families survey 2015

  • 90% thought that the performance was an effective tool for learning and development.
  • 94% thought that the relaxed theatre conditions made the students/children feel comfortable and enabled them to enjoy the performance.
  • 95% would bring their students/children to other AFTEC’s relaxed performances in the future.

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The presenter reserves the right to change or cancel any programme should unavoidable circumstances occur.

Show details
12-13.12.2016 | Mon-Tue| 10:30am, 2:00pm
Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
$20 | For aged 3 and above
Approx. 30 mins plus 20-min post-show interactive activities

Booking & enquiries
Shandi Leung
Tel︰2520 1716
E-mail︰shandi@aftec.hk


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