Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker - Relaxed Performance


Matinee 2.30pm
Inclusive Performance
Running time: TBC

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Relaxed Performance

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

A relaxed performance of Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker for people requiring additional support and their families.

To make you feel welcome, relaxed and well-supported, we’ll have lots of trained staff on hand to help with any access requirements, anyone can feel free to make noise and move around the auditorium, we’ll keep the lights on, but dimmed to reduce anxiety, and we’ll provide break out spaces with a live stream of the show so that if people would like to leave the auditorium they don't have to miss out on the action.

To further enhance your enjoyment, Scottish Ballet has 20 places available at a Touch Tour and a live Audio Description of the Relaxed Performance. At the Touch Tour, from 1.30pm-2pm, you will be shown costumes and props and hear all about the main characters and the storyline. For the Audio Description, you will be given headsets from the theatre to listen to a clear explanation of what’s taking place, on stage, throughout the performance. Theatre staff will help you to use these headsets and be on hand to answer any questions. 

There is no additional cost to your Relaxed Performance ticket to attend the Touch Tour and Audio Description. Booking your place at the Touch Tour will also reserve your Audio Description headset. To secure your place please contact the Festival Theatre box office on 0131 529 6000.

Any onstage announcements will be BSL interpreted.

Further information about the Relaxed Performance, including a visual story and photos of the main characters, will be available on Scottish Ballet’s website from the autumn.

If you'd like to discuss your specific needs with a member of our staff, you can do so by calling the Box Office on 0131 529 6000 between Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm.

Please note that wheelchair spaces are limited.

Tickets from £12.50*

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.


  • Thu 16 Jan 2025 2:30 PM R

    Relaxed Environment

    Characterised by increased lighting level, reduced sound level, no trailers/advertising and freedom to move around/make noise, relaxed environment presentations are for children and adults on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities, and their families, friends and carers.


Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all.

We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Essential Carers go free - please phone the Box Office during Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm on 0131 529 6000, or email to book.

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

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