Relaxed Performances

There will be a relaxed performance of Secret Life of a Mother, written by Hannah Moscovitch with Maev Beaty and Ann-Marie Kerr and co-created with Marinda de Beer, on Tuesday, November 6th at 8:00PM

What is a Relaxed Performance?

Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) patrons with sensory processing conditions, Autism, a learning or intellectual disability, or parents with babes in arms. There is a more casual approach to noise and movement within the theatre space. There is also the ability to come and go from the space as needed. If you have any questions about the Relaxed Performance or to book tickets please call the box office at 416-538-0988 or email

About The Show
A playwright writes an exposé of modern motherhood: a confessional piece about her own darkly funny and taboo-breaking truths. One of her oldest friends, an actress, tells this story, and through it, her own motherhood secrets start to surface.

This isn’t mothers as the butts of jokes, or the villains, or the perfect angels of the house. Secret Life of a Mother reveals what two women are actually experiencing: the raw and transcendent and untold secrets of pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and mothering. This is motherhood for the 21st century: hallucinatory, gothic, and empowered.

Graphic descriptions in the show could be triggering for some people. Please feel free to call the box office, or ask us in person, if you would like more information in advance.

Click here for a Visual Story for Secret Life of a Mother .

Secret Life of a Mother will be performed as written, with some modifications and accommodations:
• Intensity of light and sound cues have been adjusted to suit the relaxed environment
• The house lights will remain up to a suitable level
• The cast will introduce themselves and the play
• Exit and re-entry to theatre available
• Quiet space availability in the lobby
• Trained staff and volunteers to aid all patrons
• Pre-show information upon request at box office describing what to expect from the show
• An introduction at the start of the show to remind the audience that it’s a Relaxed Performance and giving anyone who needs to move or be noisy the freedom to do so

The Theatre Centre is located at 1115 Queen St West.

The entrance to the building is located down a ramp on the corner of Queen St W and Lisgar St (one block west of Dovercourt Rd).

The Theatre Centre is an accessible facility, with barrier-free washrooms and an accessibility lift to facilitate movement between floors. If you are planning a trip to The Theatre Centre and have any questions about accessibility or would like to make any special arrangements, please call our box office at 416.538.0988.  We will be happy to make any arrangements to help facilitate an enjoyable visit to The Theatre Centre.

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