Access

Relaxed Performances

Monday 15 August, 2022
1pm
1.45pm
Venue: Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau

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.

Performances in other centres will be confirmed in 2022.

For enquiries email education@rnzb.org.nz  or contact RNZB Education, Community and Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

DSCF8562 RNZB dancer Luke Cooper with audience member at a Relaxed and sensory friendly performance, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, 2021. Photo credit: Frank Sin

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