The Nutcracker

Sensory Friendly Performance

2023 will mark our 8th annual presentation of The Nutcracker for children, families, and individuals with autism or other sensory processing needs. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 7:00 PM
  • Marcus Performing Arts Center
  • General Admission Tickets: $20
  • Call the Box Office at 414-902-2103 for more information

Sensory Friendly Tickets on sale now!

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

Relaxed House Rules
  • Admission tickets provide a seat for each ticket holder, however, we encourage families to move around the theater as needed during the production.
  • Sensory bags available for use, available for check-out at the Boutique
  • 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 the Green Room will be made available for audience members to take a break from the performance

Performance Adaptations
  • Reduced volume and other orchestral adaptations
  • No flashing lights, stage fog/smoke or sudden sounds
Social Story

View and download our Social Story to help prepare ahead of time for the performance experience.

Please note the timings below are from 2022 and may be updated for our all-new production of The Nutcracker premiering this December!

Adjusted Performance Run Time
  • Act I: 46 minutes long
  • Intermission will be shortened to 15 minutes
  • Act II is 41 minutes long

For questions or event details contact [email protected].

For ticketing information contact Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at 414-902-2103.


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