Houston Ballet's Autism-Friendly performances are modified for audience members with neurological differences. Trained volunteers staff the event to ensure a positive experience for all. Each production includes pre and post-performance interactive activities and an opportunity to meet the cast! 

We're thrilled to present two Autism-friendly performances during our 2019/20 season. 

To purchase your tickets, please call the Houston Ballet Box Office at 713.227.ARTS(2787).



”One small step for man…one giant leap for Houston Ballet!”

The year was 1969. As Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon, the city of Houston decided it was ready to launch a professional ballet company. 50 Years in 50 Minutes includes dances from the company’s first professional performance, its move to the glorious Wortham Theater Center and dances that celebrate Houston and the company’s rich history of diversity, athleticism and creativity. 

Please click below to download our Social Story for Autism-Friendly Performance: 50 Years in 50 Minutes.

Join us as we celebrate Houston Ballet’s 50th anniversary!

Autism-Friendly My First Ballet: The Nutcracker

Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Join Clara as she and her Nutcracker prince fight rats and travel through the Land of Snow to meet the Sugarplum Fairy.  You will be treated to beautiful music by Tchaikovsky, lush costumes by Desmond Heeley and exquisite dancing by Houston Ballet II and Professional Program dancers.


All performances will take place at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance, Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Lab located at 601 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77002

Complimentary parking will be available for both performances.

Parking and Drop-Off Information

For more information on Houston Ballet's Autism-Friendly performances, please contact Jennifer Sommers, Director of Education & Community Engagement at jsommers@houstonballet.org.

All performances generously funded by: