Welcome to the Big Umbrella Festival:

An Arts Festival for Children on the Autism Spectrum and their Families


Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
New York, NY

Up and Away

April 14–May 6, 2018

Clark Studio Theater

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Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
New York, NY

Up and Away

April 14–May 6, 2018

Clark Studio Theater

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Sensorium Theatre
West Australia, AUS

Oddysea

April 28–May 6, 2018

Samuels Teaching Studio

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Sensorium Theatre
West Australia, AUS

Oddysea

April 28–May 6, 2018

Samuels Teaching Studio

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Jazz at Lincoln Center

WeBop Jazz Classes

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Stomp, strut, and swing to the joyous rhythms of jazz through movement, songs, storytelling, and play. Learn More 

New York City Ballet

NYCB Access Workshop

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Samuel B. and David Rose Building

Explore the music, movement, and themes from New York City Ballet’s treasured repertory. Learn More 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

CMS Kids

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Studio

Explore the up-close and friendly world of chamber music. Learn More 

Past Events

Big Umbrella Festival Kickoff Event

Saturday, April 14, 2018

David Rubenstein Atrium

Start the festival with two fun-filled sensory-friendly performances. Learn More 

Silent Clowns Film Screening

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Silent movie classics presented with live musical accompaniment.  Learn More 

Light Show

April 14–22, 2018

Samuels Teaching Studio

Sold out? Join the wait list. I A multisensory journey of textures, smells, and tactile experiences. Learn More 

Very Young People's Concert: "Make Believe"

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

The NY Philharmonic invites you on a playdate where musical instruments are toys and songs become games. Learn More 

Film Society Kids Screening & Discussion (Relaxed Performance)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

A selection of short films made by students in Film Society Kids, a program that supports literacy learning through visual storytelling. Learn More 

ARTS & AUTISM SYMPOSIUM

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

How can the power of the arts be harnessed to impact young people on the autism spectrum? Learn More 

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Hello, Lighthouse! by Sophie Blackall

Saturday, April 21, 2018

David Rubenstein Atrium

The life of one lighthouse through shifting seasons and the tenure of its final keeper. Learn More 

Presented in association with:

Lincoln Center Kids