Sensory Friendly: The Nutcracker

Schuster Center

2:00 pm Friday, December 20, 2019

Dayton Ballet invites you and your family to Dayton’s beloved performing arts tradition . . . Dayton Ballet’s beloved The Nutcracker. Join little Clara in her dreamland adventures as she takes a magical trip to the Land of Sweets with the Sugarplum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier.

Dayton Ballet is pleased to offer this sensory-friendly performance designed especially for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities, or other special needs.

What makes this performance sensory-friendly? Our sensory-friendly performances feature a supportive, judgment-free environment with relaxed theater rules. Adaptations to our sensory-friendly performances include the following:

  • Dimmed house lights (30% brightness during the entire performance)
  • Lower sound levels
  • Elimination of startling special effects and lighting
  • Relaxed theater rules—freedom to get up, move around, and come and go as you desire
  • Designated quiet areas
  • Ushers available throughout the Schuster Center to assist patrons
  • Trained and informed dancers, staff, ushers, and other volunteers to ensure a memorable experience for you and your family

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