ICYMI: We had some pawsitivly adorable audience members from K-9 Country Inn Service Dogs during last weeks Relaxed Performance of #sfBillyElliot. Our Next Relaxed Performance is #sfNeverending on October 2nd. https://t.co/xaBwx65W8J pic.twitter.com/otyNjm5pUS— Stratford Festival (@stratfest) August 15, 2019
A few pups got their first taste of the theatre thanks to their service dog training, and oh my goodness, they were such good doggos! In a photo that's now going viral, the service dogs in training can be seen with their heads peeking over the seats at the Festival Theatre in Ontario, Canada, as they watched a live performance of Billy Elliot. The theatre puts on relaxed performances of the show for those guests "who will benefit from a less restricted audience environment," such as those with sensory processing disorders or disabilities, which was a perfect way to ease these pups into sitting in an audience.
"ICYMI: We had some pawsitivly adorable audience members from K-9 Country Inn Service Dogs during last weeks Relaxed Performance of [Billy Elliot]," the theatre's account tweeted. See all of the photos of the service dogs who attended the performance above!