"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 and special needs to participate in a way that makes dance more accessible and enjoyable to them."

- Mark Roxey, Executive Founding Director of Roxey Ballet

The Nutcracker

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance of The Holiday Classic The Nutcracker as well as the Children's Classic Series Pied Piper of Hamelin for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. This performance is also great for families with young children. Performances are held at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing, NJ 08628.

Tickets $22 - Special discounts offered on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, and by joining our email list.

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 50%

PLUS, at this performance we have:

  • 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



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