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.

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

Peter Pan
POSTPONED. See more details here.


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-and-Greet’ with performers from 5:15-5:45pm 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
General Admission tickers: $20.
Three ways to buy:
  • 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 Performing Arts Center at 414-273-7121 (x213)  |  Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5pm
  • Click here to buy online through Marcus Performing Arts Center’s MC Access. Use Group Code MBNutcracker.


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