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Relaxed performance of children’s ballet

Posted onPosted on 10th Mar
Relaxed performance of children’s ballet

Northern Ballet is bringing the classic children’s story Goldilocks And The Three Bears to life in a 40-minute performance aimed at youngsters – with three showings at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield, including a relaxed performance.

Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the experience has been specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

There is a relaxed attitude to noise, the lights in the auditorium remain on low throughout the show, sudden loud noises are softened and audience members are free to leave and re-enter the auditorium at and point.

Additional staff are on hand to assist with seating and access around the theatre and there is a chill-out room with bean bags and craft activities, for audience members who need a bit of quiet time before or during the performance.

Theatre manager Andrew Tucker said: “We are looking forward to working with Northern Ballet again, following great feedback received when we presented Tortoise And The Hare last year.

“Families told us they loved the welcoming foyer we created, including balloons, activity sheets and storyboards to prepare the children for what they could expect to see in the show.

“Mansfield Palace Theatre delivers a relaxed performance of pantomime each Christmas and there is something extra special about seeing youngsters watching a show for the first time.”

Performances of Goldilocks And The Three Bears at the Palace on Tuesday, 25th April are at noon, 2pm and 4pm (relaxed performance).

Tickets are £6 full/£5, call the Box Office on 01623 633133 or book online at