2019-20 Season Sensory Friendly Productions

Milwaukee Ballet is thrilled to host sensory-friendly productions. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we’re adding Peter Pan as an option, along with our 5th annual presentation of The Nutcracker for children and families with autism or other sensory processing disorders at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

The Nutcracker
Friday, December 13 | 6:00pm

Peter Pan
Sunday, May 10 | 6:00pm


What makes our performance of The Nutcracker a sensory-friendly show?


Relaxed House Rules

  • General seating
  • Squishy toys & fidgets available
  • House lights remain on
  • Doors remain open for exiting theater as needed
  • Use of tablet/smartphones allowed (no photos of performance)
  • Designated ‘Quiet Zone’ in Green Room for breaks during performance


Performance Adaptations

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ with performers from 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM before the show to familiarize yourself with the characters.
  • Recorded music to control volume output
  • No flashing lights, stage fog/smoke or sudden sounds


Adjusted Performance Run Time

  • Act I: 46 minutes
  • Intermission: 15 minutes
  • Act II: 41 minutes


Tickets are general admission for only $20.


Buy tickets in one of three ways:
  • Call Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at 414-902-2103  |  Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Call or email Keri-Ayn Hough at Marcus Center at 414-273-7121 (x213)  |  Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Click here to buy online through Marcus Center’s MC Access. Use Group Code MBNutcracker.


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