NUTCRACKER

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

Saturday November 30 - 1:00PM

Roxey Ballet’s Annual American Holiday Classic

"We want to make sure we are always connecting and building bridges to all parts of our beautiful community. We are excited to create these types of access opportunities for people living with autism to participate in a way that make dance more accessible and enjoyable to them."

- Mark Roxey, Executive Founding Director of Roxey Ballet

"Studies have shown that theatre experiences increase social skills for students with autism. Our sensory-friendly performance allows everyone to experience ballet in a comfortable, nurturing, and accepting environment!"

                                 - Lees Hummel, Director of Education & Outreach

Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of the holiday classic Nutcracker for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. Performances are held at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing, NJ 08628.   Tickets $25 


What makes it "sensory-friendly"?
A friendly, supportive environment for families with a loved one with special needs. Adaptations to the performance are slight, including:

  • lower sound levels

  • elimination of potentially startling special effects and lighting

  • house lights on at about 20%

In addition we offer:

  • relaxed house rules -- you are free to get up, move around, and leave whenever you need to

  • allowed use of iPads and other electronics for therapeutic uses

  • volunteers scattered throughout the theater to assist and direct audience members as needed

  • quiet areas and activity areas in the lobby for taking a break

  • fidget objects and earplugs available

  • certified staff, ushers, and volunteers from a wide variety of autism service agencies, schools, and organizations

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Resources:

Pre-Visit Social Story

Performance Picture Schedule 

Theater Information:

Directions to TCNJ

Map of TCNJ

Kendall Main Stage Theater Seating Chart
The house opens 1 hour prior to the performance and the theater opens 30 minutes prior to the performance.

 

Parking Information:

TCNJ Parking Map


If a show is canceled due to inclement weather, the show will be rescheduled or a credit will be given to future shows.