Milwaukee Ballet is thrilled to host a sensory-friendly version of The Nutcracker for children and families with autism or other sensory processing disorders, December 19 at 6 pm at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
This is the third consecutive year Milwaukee Ballet will offer this adapted performance in partnership with Autism Speaks and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Milwaukee Ballet is thrilled to have We Energies as the presenting sponsor of the forty-first year of The Nutcracker.
What makes our performance of The Nutcracker a sensory-friendly show?
Relaxed House Rules
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
‘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