October 17, 2024

Sensory-Friendly ALICE (in wonderland)

You really went out of your way to include all parts of humanity that yearn to listen and revel in music and dance, even if the way they express their love happens to be different. It makes me tear up simply to write these words, to feel accepted and allowed to be just the way I am while enjoying such a magical production. Thank you, thank you so much for what you have provided.

- Attendee
sensory friendly nutcracker

What makes this performance sensory-friendly?

  • Reduced sound levels, including loud and surprising noises
  • House lights will remain half-lit
  • Relaxed house rules…freedom to get up and move around, use of electronic devices is permitted, and permission to talk freely during the performance
  • Designated quiet spaces will be available throughout the evening
  • Trained staff, ushers, and volunteers to assist patrons

Plan Your ALICE (in wonderland) Experience

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, which includes a 20-minute intermission

Kauffman Center will be open at 5 p.m. for patron arrival

Parking: The Arts District Garage is connected to the Kauffman Center and is $13 in advance, and $16 at the gate. Valet parking is available in the drop off lane for $22 in advance or $24 the day of. Access to the theatre is provided by stairs, escalators, and elevators. Parking can be pre-purchased when you order tickets through the Box Office.

Kauffman Center and accessibility

sensory friendly nutcracker


Dig deeper into this Kansas City Ballet production with these resources:

Pre-visit Stories to share with your child (PDF)
ALICE (in wonderland) Synopsis with accompanying photos (PDF) | Coming soon

The Story Of ALICE (in wonderland)

Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is a whimsical and fantastical tale that follows the curious and adventurous Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole into a surreal world. There, she encounters a host of peculiar characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. Filled with wordplay, nonsensical logic, and imaginative situations, the story takes readers on a delightful journey through a dreamlike landscape where anything can happen. Carroll’s vivid imagination and clever storytelling make “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” a timeless classic that continues to enchant readers of all ages.

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