Relaxed Performances – Vodafone Events Centre

Vodafone Events Centre (Manukau)

Monday 16 August, 2021
1pm – 1.45pm

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 the social story.

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

Adapted Dance Workshop for children and adults with disabilities
2.15pm – 3pm, Monday 16 August

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.
To book please contact RNZB Dance Educator Lauren Byrne at Limited places available.  

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