Relaxed Performance

Audience members at a YOU dance performance


Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome the Disability Community into artistic spaces. We are excited to welcome families who can find access to the arts limited to see ballet in a more relaxed and approachable environment. The National Ballet of Canada held our first mainstage performance in 2022 with The Sleeping Beauty and has since been offered annually. Each Relaxed Performance is structured to ensure that children and adults who are Neurodiverse, members of the d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Disability Communities feel safe, celebrated and cared for.

Please check back at a later date for the schedule of Relaxed Performances in the 2024/25 Season.

The National Ballet of Canada’s Accessibility Initiatives are made possible thanks to lead philanthropic support by The Anna McCowan-Johnson Dance Accessibility Fund, Valerie & Hunter Thompson, The Lawrence Schafer Foundation, The McLean Foundation with additional support from Ruth Watts-Gransden.