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Relaxed performances

An opportunity for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, and other sensitivity issues or special needs, to experience the world of ballet in a sensory-friendly environment.  At these performances there is a more casual approach to front of house etiquette and a more relaxed attitude to noise (voluntary and involuntary) in the auditorium. The aim is to minimize patrons’ anxiety and to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable theatre visit.

At the end of the performance there is an opportunity to talk to the dancers and see the costumes close up.

A social story will be prepared for each production, containing descriptions of what to expect at the performance. These social stories are a great way to ensure patrons get the maximum enjoyment from the experience.

Save the dates for 2019 Events

*Auckland – Tuesday 9 April
Vodafone Events Centre – Manukau
*To book for Ballet in a Box in Manukau please contact Tiana at the Vodafone Events Centre on tiana@pacific.org.nz

Wellington – Tuesday 16 April
Soundings Theatre – Te Papa

For all enquiries, please email education@rnzb.org.nz  or contact RNZB Education & Community Manager Pascale Parenteau,  04 381 9001

Relaxed Performance at the Vodafone Events Centre - RNZB dancer Mayu tanigaito with students July 2018. Photo credit Frank Sin Relaxed Performance at the Vodafone Events Centre - RNZB dancer Mayu Tanigaito with students July 2018. Photo credit: Frank Sin

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