Sensory-Friendly Concerts

CSO welcomes everyone to our performances, but we know that some families hesitate to bring their family members to a live concert without knowing how they might react. Our Sensory-Friendly Concert Series is designed to be a safe and accepting environment where patrons with disabilities or sensory sensitivities along with their family members are free to speak and move in reaction to the music being played.

Our Sensory-Friendly concerts feature performances by our String or Wind Ensembles in a space that allows for movement, interaction, or easy listening.  Smaller audiences, floor-to-ceiling windows, open seating, and a designated quiet space allows for a listening experience that allows attendees to engage with classical music without concert hall limitations. Scarves, props, noise-reducing headphones, and other manipulatives will be on hand, but please bring any you prefer to use. 

All performances are free for all ages, but RSVP is appreciated.  Scarves, props, and other manipulatives will be on hand, but please bring any you prefer to use.  Social Narratives and a Sensory Map are available for use below.

2023-2024 Sensory-Friendly Concert Series will take place at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre (CTC) Main Lobby on October 1, November 11, January 13, and May 18.

For a full-orchestra experience, our All-Accessible Concert is available in February.

Visit our Accessibility page to learn more about our accessible offerings.


Sensory-Friendly Concert Resources

For more information or to request special accommodations, please contact:

Susan Caminez, Director of Education & Community Impact

CSO Sensory-Friendly Concerts are generously sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust and CHI Memorial.