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Sensory-Friendly Performances

The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty: The Story of Briar Rose


Citilites Restaurant in the Schuster Center Wintergarden is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the day of the performance. 

Dayton Ballet is pleased to offer sensory-friendly performances designed especially for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities, or other special needs. 
What makes these performances sensory-friendly? Our sensory-friendly performances feature a supportive, judgment-free environment with relaxed theater rules. Adaptations to our sensory-friendly performances include the following:
  • Dimmed house lights (30% brightness during the entire performance)
  • Lower sound levels
  • Elimination of startling special effects and lighting
  • Relaxed theater rules—freedom to get up, move around, and come and go as you desire
  • Designated quiet areas
  • Ushers available throughout the Schuster Center to assist patrons
  • Trained and informed dancers, staff, ushers, and other volunteers to ensure a memorable experience for you and your family 
Dayton Ballet will offer two sensory-friendly performances for the 2018–2019 Vistas Season: BA5_1819_115_v2

The Nutcracker, Thursday, December 20, 2018, 2:00 pm, Schuster Center 

Sleeping Beauty: The Story of Briar Rose, Saturday, April 13, 2019, 2:00 pm, Schuster Center 

Here are some links that will help on your trip to the Schuster Center. 

The Nutcracker:

- FAQ 
- Sequence of Events and Characters 
- Social Narrative 
- Nonvisual Checklist 
- Visual Checklist 
Video Guide: Visiting the Schuster Center  

Sleeping Beauty

- FAQ 
- Sequence of Events 
- Social Narrative 
- Nonvisual Checklist 
- Visual Checklist 

Presented with the support of the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts and the Physicians' Charitable Foundation of the Miami Valley, and in cooperation with 
Victoria Theatre Association and Dayton Children’s   





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