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12/20/17 event

Dayton Ballet Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker Performance

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.

Schuster Center

The Dayton Ballet will be performing a Sensory-Friendly showing of The Nutcracker on December 20 starting at 1:00pm.  Ticket are available at the box office or online and cost $15 dollars using the code sensoryballet. Doors will open at 12:30pm.   

What makes this performance sensory-friendly? It features a friendly, supportive environment for families with a loved one with autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities, or other special needs. Adaptations to the performance are slight, including 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

See a walk-through video guide below. If you have any questions, call Ticket Center Stage at (888) 228-3630.