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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Join Louisville Ballet for a sensory friendly performance of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker. Audiences will delight in excerpts from both Act 1 & 2, including Marie's journey from the holiday party to the Land of Sweets. Experience this magical holiday tradition in a specially designed atmosphere that is comfortable, inclusive and safe for individuals who have sensory sensitivities.

In collaboration with several community partners, Louisville Ballet has made appropriate accommodations to the performance and theater going experience to make individuals with special needs feel welcome. 

What makes a performance Sensory Friendly?​​​​​​

  • Seating is general admission and not sold to capacity; therefore, audience members can select their own seats with room to move.
  • Patrons are allowed to move freely through the aisles during the performance.
  • Individuals are free to vocalize during the performance.
  • House lights remain on at low level during performance
  • Some loud sounds or startling moments are omitted from the performance; others are signaled to the audience in advance.
  • Entering and exiting the theatre is allowed throughout the performance.
  • A quiet room at the back of the theatre provides continued viewing away from the audience.
  • Additional quiet space is provided completely away from the theatre.

Although these performances are adapted specifically to accommodate individuals with sensory sensitivities, the general public is welcome to attend.

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Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 11:30AM


Whitney Hall


The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Sensory Friendly


Lobby opens at 10:30 AM

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1) This ticket is a revocable license and may be taken up and admission refused upon refunding the purchase price. 2) Program, dates and times are subject to change. 3) Recording devices are prohibited. Violation of the forgoing will automatically terminate this license. 4) There are no refunds. 5) There are no exchanges except for subscribers up until time of curtain. 6) Latecomers are subject to deferred seating. 7) KY Revenue Statute 518.070 prohibits the resale or attempted resale at a higher rate than that appearing thereon. Unauthorized reselling of this ticket is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. 8) Holder of this ticket voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during or after the same. 9) If for any reason whatsoever Louisville Ballet has not received payment of or has refunded the price of this ticket, this ticket may be revoked without any advance notice and without refund of any amounts the holder may have paid to any other parties. 10) By entering the premises you conent to be recorded (photo/video/audio) for publication or promotion.