FREE Tickets to Wharton Center for Performing Arts at MSU

The Autism Alliance of Michigan has partnered with the amazing Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State University to offer subsidized tickets for special needs families to attend a special sensory-friendly performance of Disney’s The Lion King on July 21st at 2:00 p.m.. Our MiNavigator team still has 30 FREE tickets for autism families in need.  In order to obtain tickets- families must contact MiNavigator by email so that requests are time-stamped, and can be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Wharton Center is able to seat in small groups only and all wheelchair spaces have been taken.  We hope you will take advantage of this amazing production coming to Lansing, the joy and benefits of live theater, and the welcoming Wharton Center staff, who serve special needs adults and families throughout the year, outside of this Sensory Friendly performance.


To apply for FREE tickets you must email and include your name, email, phone, mailing address, number of tickets requested and special disability-related or sensory issues that you can share about your loved one with autism. Tickets will be mailed from AAoM prior to the performance.


More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when mid-Michigan’s best-loved musical returns to Wharton Center. Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

Disney’s The Lion King full run: July 11-29
Recommended for all ages, 6+
Run time: Approximately 2 hrs 30 min.