In-Theater Events

Sensory Friendly 2020 performances of The Nutcracker
have been moved to virtual options only.
If you and your group would like access,
please contact Tracy at


Fort Wayne Ballet, in proud partnership with the AWS Foundation, present two sensory-friendly performances per season, The Nutcracker and our spring production. These productions are targeted for those with Down Syndrome, Asperger’s, on the Autism spectrum, have hearing impairments, mobility limitations and beyond. For more information or to arrange attending a sensory-friendly performance please contact Tracy Tritz at

Click below for a look at our sensory-friendly performances!

Fort Wayne Ballet’s Sensory-Friendly Performance Video

AWS Performance Tip Sheet


In-Theatre performances are presented to area children from public, private, and home school students settings, grades K-12. Prior to the performances, students participate in a docent program where they move through interactive stations learning ballet history, vocabulary, and view costumes and shoes. Complimentary cross-curricular materials are provided a few weeks prior to the performance to link the children’s art experience to their academic learning.

After the performance, the artists return to the stage and children are encouraged to participate in a question and answer session.

Tickets for these performances are only $4 per student thanks to the wonderful support of local foundations and sponsors who believe all children should have access to professional quality arts productions. More than 3,000 students attend In-Theatre shows each year, most seeing a dance production for the very first time.

In-Theatre performances are available during our performances of The Nutcracker and our Spring ballet,  The Sleeping Beauty .

Reservation forms may returned to:
Fort Wayne Ballet
ATTN: Tracy Tritz
300 E. Main St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Questions? Contact Fort Wayne Ballet at 260.484.9646 or email Tracy Tritz at


Sensory-Friendly Surveys

We are so glad you came! Please give us your feedback to help us improve for the next show!

Give Feedback – The Nutcracker 2019

Give Feedback – A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2020