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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

Sensory-Friendly: The Nutcracker

Dec 15, 2023

Schuster Center


This special presentation of The Nutcracker is great for all families, but especially for those with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning, or cognitive atypicality. Audience members are free to vocalize or move around the theatre in this spacious and casual environment. This performance features recorded music rather than a live orchestra, and loud sounds and jarring effects have been reduced or omitted.

Click here to learn about the traditional performance of The Nutcracker!

Preshow Resource Material

Meet Your Seat Video
Visual Checklist
Written Checklist
Social Narrative
Sequence Of Events And Characters

Age Recommendation

All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presentations.


Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.


The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.

Ticket Information

Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. For this event, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has been authorized to sell tickets within the scope of Dayton Live’s ticketing processes and procedures. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance


Dec 15, 2:00PM
Dec 15