. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please is one-of-a-kind storytelling performance follows a lost toy, Catbear, as he travels through the tunnels of New York City on six different subway lines, looking for his owner. Each train has its own story, and Catbear experiences all the sights and sounds of New York City before landing home again. Interactive and intimate, this show is ideal for children ages 2-5.
10am and 11:30am
The Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(NOTE: May 3 at 10:00am in a Sensory Friendly performance)
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Time: 35 min
Size: up to 20 children
Space: Ideal for a large rug or circle time area
Themes: Transportation, subway, New York City, adventure
To bring "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please" to your preschool or private event, email Susanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Schools and Parties pages for pricing details.
Created in collaboration with the students and staff of Maple Street School as part of Spellbound's 2014 in-school artist residency.
The Sensory Friendly performance May 3 at 10:00am will feature special accommodations including:
Click here for the social story on "Going to the theatre."
Click here for the social story about Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please.
Please note that the Old Stone House is not a wheelchair-accessible venue; pre-show activities take place on the first floor and the performance takes place up a flight of stairs.
If you would like to see a pop-up performance at an accessible venue, join us at one of our Free Family Art Days in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library.
Contact Emily Baldwin, Family Engagement Manager, at email@example.com with any questions about accommodations or for more information.