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Sensory Friendly Nutcracker


Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker by Angela Sterling

Sensory Friendly Nutcracker

Sensory Friendly Performance of
The Nutcracker

Boston Ballet’s Sensory Friendly performance of The Nutcracker will take place on Dec 6, 2024 at 1:30pm.

Igor Burlak Photography

This performance and in-theater experience is designed to welcome guests who are neurodiverse, have sensory sensitivities, and need additional accessibility accommodations to enjoy the ballet.

Igor Burlak Photography

This one-of-a-kind performance has been abbreviated to a 64-minute run time plus a 30-minute intermission. The program will include favorites like the growing tree, the battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the snow scene, select Act II divertissements including Mother Ginger, The Waltz of the Flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy, plus so much more!

Igor Burlak Photography

Tickets start at $25
For additional information scroll down or contact the box office
at TICKETS@BOSTONBALLET.ORG or call 617.695.6955.

Groups of 10+ get access to great seats and save on ticket fees.
Contact Paul Fox, Group Sales Coordinator at
GROUPSALES@BOSTONBALLET.ORG or call 617.456.6366 for more information.

What to expect in the theater:

  • The house lights will not be completely dark during the show.
  • There will be no flashing or strobe lights.
  • Loud noises from the stage will be restricted.
  • Some audience noise and/or talking might occur and is permitted.
  • Audience members will be allowed back to their seats if they must step away.
  • Soothing devices such as iPads will be permitted.
  • Headsets will be available for audio description listening. If you require a headset, please send an email to tickets@bostonballet.org as soon as possible with your name and the number of headsets needed so we can plan accordingly.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) ushers and interpreted announcements will be available. If you or someone in your party requires ASL interpretation, please select seats in Orchestra front left section of the house.

What to expect in the lobby:

  • Pre-show children’s activities in the lobby of the theater will start at 12 pm.
  • Quiet spaces will be located in the VIP lounge in the lower lobby at the Citizens Opera House.
  • Large print program books will be available.
  • Audience members will have access to a preview guide to prepare for their visit.
Sensory Friendly Nutcracker December 6, 2023, 1:30PM