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 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.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Come in to the woods for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s playful new interpretation of the classic tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Former RNZB Principal dancer Abigail Boyle, brings the famous story to life in her lively retelling through dance and narration, suitable for all the family.

Wellington Soundings Theatre, Te Papa
Tuesday 21 April  2pm & 3.15pm
Duration: 30 minutes

mail  or contact RNZB Education, Community and Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678521

Goldie cropped RNZB dancers Caroline Wiley and Jamie Delmonte, photo by Ross Brown.

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