The Nutcracker

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

"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 

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

Saturday, December 4th at 4:00PM
Sunday December 5th at 1:00PM

at
The Eagle New Hope Fire Hall 
46 N Sugan Rd, New Hope, PA 18938 

Tickets $25
PURCHASE TICKETS 

Can't make the show?  Purchase a Live Streamed Virtual Broadcast
Virtual tickets for Saturday, December 4 at 4PM 
Virtual tickets for Sunday, December 5 at 1PM 

 

Based on advice from the CDC and the State of New Jersey, Roxey Ballet kindly requests that  ALL PATRONS, over the age of 2, WEAR A MASK in the theater until further notice.  

If you are feeling ill the day of an event or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, please do not come. Please contact roxeyoutreach@gmail.com or phone 609-397-7616.  Roxey Ballet does not issue refunds for purchased tickets but we do offer the option to watch the Live Stream performance.  Please contact us for this option. 

All patrons two years or older are required to wear masks at all times inside the venue.

This policy will be re-evaluated as we progress through the season. 

 

Please note: exchanges are not allowed for an event once a patron has arrived at the theater for the event.T

 

hank you for your patience and support and for helping ensure we can all gather safely to enjoy the transformative POWER OF LIVE PERFORMANCES. 

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. 

Patrons are invited to participate in a creative movement workshop after the performance. 


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 for taking a break

  • fidget objects and earplugs available

Story boards, visits before or after public hours, meet-a-seat program are available upon request.  Please call or email us ahead of time to schedule these options. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Resources:

Pre-Visit Social Story

Performance Picture Schedule 


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