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Royal New Zealand Ballet: The Ugly Duckling (relaxed performance)

Join us for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s enchanting new production of The Ugly Duckling: a timeless tale of feathers, fitting in, and finding your flock.

  • When | Āhea Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.00pm–2.30pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Soundings Theatre, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

This playful performance re-tells Hans Christian Anderson’s timeless fairytale with a distinctly New Zealand twist.

It’s a heart-warming, coming of age story that focuses on the challenges of growing up, fitting in, and finding your flock.

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About relaxed performances

An opportunity for neurodiverse audiences to experience the world of ballet in a low-sensory environment. At this performance there is a more casual approach to front of house etiquette and a more relaxed attitude to noise (voluntary and involuntary) in the auditorium. The aim is to minimise patrons’ anxiety and to ensure they 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.

Painting of an open book. on the pages, five yellow ducklings and one grey duckling float on water. Behind the book are clouds


Macy Cook, The Ugly Duckling, 2021, oil on paper. Image courtesy of RNZB