Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to Premiere First-Ever Autism Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker
Friday, December 27, 2013
2 p.m. - Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to be the first professional ballet company in the United States to offer an autism-friendly performance of the annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker! The autism-friendly performance is adapted for people with a wide variety of sensory, intellectual, and social needs to enjoy the performance with their families in a supportive and safe environment.
PBT has been working with a number of community partners to create accommodations, including lowered light and sound cues and relaxed theater rules, to ensure that our performance meets the sensory needs of a variety of people. For more information about specific adaptations, please visit: http://www.pbt.org/plan-your-visit/autism-friendly-performances.
WAYS TO PREPARE for the performance:
- Pre-visit guides: Going to the Benedum Center and The Nutcracker production
- Map of the Benedum Center spaces
- Picture Schedule
- Meet Your Seat event at the Benedum Center on Saturday, December 14 from 9:30-11:00 am. Parking is also FREE is select Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages, too!
PBT proudly offers discounted tickets to this performance, which range in price from $13.50-$43.75. *Please note that only people on the autism spectrum or those who are in need of the adaptations and their families and friends will be able to purchase tickets for this performance.
CALL: 412-454-9101 or 412-454-9107
For tickets to all other performances, please call 412-456-6666.
ACCESSIBILITY AT PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE
PBT is committed to being an inclusive arts organization that serves everyone in the greater Pittsburgh community through its productions and programs. For more information about all of PBT's accessiblity services, please visit: http://www.pbt.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility.
PBT'S AUTISM-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE OF THE NUTCRACKER IS SUPPORTED BY:
The Edith L. Trees Charitable Foundation, Pitt Ohio, the FISA Foundation, and the Children's Institute, with generous assistance from ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA, Theatre Development Fund, and many more partners!