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The Nutcracker | Sensory Friendly

All Sensory-Friendly Performances at The Tobin Center are provided at no cost to students, teachers, caregivers, and families thanks to generous contributions from The Najim Family Foundation, Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation, and The Hearst Foundations. While there is no cost for this performance, tickets are required. 

Bring your sensory sensitive loved one to experience the timeless story of The Nutcracker right here in San Antonio performed by the professional dancers of Ballet San Antonio. This sensory-friendly performance will be an abbreviated version of the full-length production featuring Act Il.

The Prince and Clara arrive in the Land of Sweets where they are welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy. After describing their battle with the mice army, their victory is rewarded with a celebration of dances from all the special treats of Christmas. The story ends when Clara wakes on Christmas morning, wondering if her adventure was real or just a dream.

  • Best for family audiences
  • Performance approximately 1 hour long


About Sensory Friendly Performances

Equitable services for the creative arts to promote justice, inclusion, and empowerment for all.

Sensory Friendly Performances are inclusive matinee performances to address the needs of all individuals in a welcoming environment. While the integrity and authenticity of the performance remains the same, certain production elements have been modified to create an accommodating experience. This provides an accessible opportunity to enjoy the arts which is the right of all individuals.

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