FREE Sensory Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker

Free Sensory-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker! 

When: December 9th at 6:00pm
Where: The Green Room Theater in Newton, NC

Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts feels that all families should be able to enjoy the tradition and magic of the Nutcracker for the holidays. We have teamed up with Pediatric Therapy Network to bring you a free, sensory-friendly version of our holiday ballet. 

What Makes Our Performance Sensory Friendly? 

  • Abbreviated performance length and multiple intermissions 
  • House lights remain half-dimmed 
  • Sound volume is controlled and edited to decrease abrupt sounds
  • No fog machine or strobing lights
  • Entry and exit to the theatre is unrestricted – you may go and come as you please
  • Designated decompression area available 

Free vouchers for the performance are available for pick-up at Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts from 4:00-7:30pm on weekdays.

Click on our Pre-Visit Story of what to expect at the theater! 

Check out some of the Characters you’ll see in the Nutcracker! 

If you have any specific questions about whether this year’s event would be well-suited for your family, please email our Outreach Director, Adrienne Lowman at