North Pointe Ballet is committed to bringing classical ballet to all types of families in Northeast Ohio and most especially those in the extrasensory community by giving them an opportunity to engage in live arts experiences in their own communities at our sensory-friendly performances.
NPB’s sensory-friendly performances include accommodations designed to meet the unique needs of families with individuals who have extrasensory needs. These accommodations include:
- reduction of loud jarring sounds and strobe lighting,
- accommodated house rules thatallow audience members to talk and move
- about during the performance,
- extra staff/volunteer support,
- and a designated “take a break” space where sensory needs can be fulfilled while others can still enjoy the performance.
One performance of every story ballet run is a dedicated sensory-friendly presentation. This includes two productions of The Nutcracker – one in Lorain County and one in Cuyahoga County – and one production of a story ballet, such as Cinderella and Peter Pan, every spring.
Tickets for our upcoming sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker will go on sale in October!
By the Numbers
With a mission to ensure that all members of the community have access to high-quality ballet performance regardless of their needs, NPB provides sensory-friendly performances to welcome those with extrasensory and other needs and their families.
As we have grown in our capacity and expanded our work, we feature dancers of diversability not only in our sensory-friendly performances but also in our other performances. Find our more about performance opportunities for dancers of diversability here.
Performances featuring young dancers of diversability.
Audience members attending performances featuring young dancers of diversability.
Diversabled youth performers in 126 roles.
Come join North Pointe Ballet for a performance! The social stories below are designed to give our sensory-friendly audience members an overview of what it will be like to attend a performance at the theaters where we perform. We hope you’ll find these helpful in preparing for your visit to the ballet!
Click the image below to download the social story for The Lorain Palace Theater.