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Sensory show at this year's International Magic Festival

The International Magic Festival takes place this month.
The International Magic Festival takes place this month. / Magic.gi
  • The show will take place on Saturday 25 November and is specially designed for those with autism or other difficulties

gibraltar. This year's International Magic Festival will take place at the John Mackintosh Hall from 20 to 26 November, and this year there is a very special new addition: on Saturday 25th at 1.30pm there will be a sensory magic show specifically designed for adults and families with children with autism or other disabilities.

Although the show is sensory-friendly, it is also open to those without disabilities.

The magic shows normally last for two hours but in this case it will last for one. People will be able to visit the theatre from 11am to familiarise themselves with the surroundings and reserve specific seats if they so wish. The audience may vocalise or move around the auditorium, with the exception of the stage, while the show is taking place, perimeter and floor lights will be on during the performance and there will be no flashing lights, strobes, blackouts, smoke or haze. There will also be a quiet “safe haven” or chill-out space outside the auditorium for members of the audience who become overstimulated and need to take a break.

This is an important innovation which follows on from the Gibraltar government's Inclusive Cinema Screenings at the Leisure Cinema and the sensory adaptations and extremely successful Easy Access Pass at this year's fair.

Tickets cost £6.00 and further info can be obtained from www.magic.gi