Relaxed Performances – Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau

Vodafone Events Centre (Manukau)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the performances scheduled for Tuesday 15 September were cancelled.

The new date is:
Tuesday 8 December – 1pm (please note that there will only be one relaxed performance on the new date)

If you have already booked for this event you will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you are not able to attend, or would like to make a booking,  please contact

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. Duration: 45 minutes

A social story is prepared for each performance, containing descriptions of what to expect at the performance. This social story is a great way to ensure patrons get the maximum enjoyment from the experience. Download an example of a social story here.

For enquiries email  or contact RNZB Education, Community and Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678521

Dance Workshops available

In collaboration with the Vodafone Events Centre and the Royal New Zealand Ballet we are pleased to offer free dance workshops to groups attending the relaxed performances. Incorporating elements from the performance these workshops are a wonderful way to get your students dancing in a relaxed and comfortable environment. No previous dance experience required.

Dates: Monday 7 December – Friday 11 December, 2020.
To book please contact RNZB Dance Educator Chloe Bishop at Limited places available.  

DSC_6556 RNZB dancers Caroline Wiley and Vincent Fraola with audience members at the Vodafone Events Centre Relaxed Performance 2019. Photo credit: Frank Sin

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