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Relaxed Performance: RNZB Presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Come into the woods for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s playful new interpretation of the classic tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Relaxed performances designed specifically for visitors with autism, sensory sensitivities, or living with disability.


  • When | Āhea Tue 21 Apr 2020, 2.00pm–2.30pm
    Tue 21 Apr 2020, 3.15pm–3.45pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Soundings Theatre, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free

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Former RNZB Principal dancer Abigail Boyle, brings the famous story to life in her lively retelling through dance and narration, suitable for all the family.

This is an opportunity for children and adults with autism, sensory sensitivities, or living with disability, to experience the world of ballet in a sensory-friendly environment.  

During these performances there is a more casual approach to front of house etiquette, and a more relaxed attitude to noise (voluntary and involuntary) in the auditorium. We want to minimise anxiety so you have a safe and enjoyable theatre visit.

At the end of the performance there is an opportunity to talk to the dancers and see the costumes close up.

Limited seating available.

Wheelchair booking is suggested for all shows due to limited wheelchair space.

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Two ballet dancers, one dresses as a bear, the other in a yellow dress


RNZB dancers Caroline Wiley and Jamie Delmonte, 2020. photo by Ross Brown courtesy of RNZB