Arts + Culture,

Beauty and the Beast Sensory-Friendly

Feb 25, 2024 - Feb 25, 2024 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Benedum Center
7th St and Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Choreography:  Lew Christensen I  Music: P.I.Tchaikovosky

Experience this timeless tale about the transformative power of love, played out against the backdrop of an enchanted forest full of magical creatures. With its gorgeous costumes, magnificent choreography and sets that come alive, the captivating Beauty and the Beast is sure to delight both the young and the young at heart.

Our sensory-friendly performances are relaxed performances that are open to all. By “relaxed” we mean a come-as-you-are atmosphere that is perfect for families with small children or those needing any kind of additional support. It is a judgment-free zone where theater staff and patrons accept (and expect) extra sound or movement in the audience and where we celebrate the myriad ways audience members can experience a live stage performance

Sensory-friendly performances include slight production accommodations that are intended to help make a live performance more enjoyable for audience members with sensory sensitivities, autism, anxiety, movement challenges, disability and more. Accommodations include lower sound levels, elimination of some special effects and house lighting at about 20%. We also offer quiet areas and activities in the lobby before and during the show and have additional staff on hand to help create a safe and welcoming theater experience.

At PBT we recognize that a theater performance can present a variety of barriers for many in our audience. We are striving to change that. Our sensory-friendly performances are a step toward making the excitement and beauty of a ballet performance barrier-free, accessible and welcoming to everyone in our Pittsburgh community. See you at the theater! For more information or questions click here or contact accessibility@pittsburghballet.org.

Artists: Colin McCaslin and Marisa Grywalski | Photography: Rieder Photography

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