Sensory Friendly Peter Pan

March 13, 2019 | 1 PM | Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

Appropriate for Grades K-12

Charlotte Ballet will offer a sensory friendly Peter Pan performance this year. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying piece has been reworked to provide a special performance experience, specifically designed to be comfortable, inviting and safe for individuals who have sensory sensitivities.

Together with Allegro Foundation…a Champion for Children with Disabilities, Autism Speaks and InReach, Charlotte Ballet has re-worked Peter Pan for this sensory friendly performance to provide a more comfortable, inviting and safe environment to enjoy ballet. Support for Charlotte Ballet Education Programming is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.


Tickets are $15 per person. To purchase, call 704.348.5752. 

What Makes this Peter Pan Performance Sensory Friendly?


1. Abbreviated performance length and extended intermission

2. House lights remain at half brightness and sound is controlled through recorded music

3. Entry and exit to the theater is not restricted – you may come and go as you please

4. Designated quiet areas are available

5. Charlotte Ballet dancers, staff, ushers and volunteers receive training to ensure an excellent experience for your family

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What makes sensory friendly Peter Pan so special?


“One year, a mother brought her special needs child to an educational performance and stood in the back. You could tell how excited her child was for the program. He had beads in his hands and kept throwing them around because he was so happy. The other children were taken back by his appreciation for the performance so we thought, why don’t we create a special performance for these families so they don’t feel like they are interrupting others? We saw a need for our organization to fill.”

-BIANCA BONNER, Director of Education & Community Engagement on why she thinks this performance is so special.