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RNZB's The Ugly Duckling - Relaxed Performance



Mon 19 Apr 2021, 02:00 pm - 2:30pm


Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
55 Cable Street Te Aro Wellington 6011


Arts Culture, Performing Arts, Dance,


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking



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Join the Royal New Zealand Ballet for a relaxed performance of its enchanting new production of The Ugly Duckling on April 19.

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

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.

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.


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

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