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From Bubbles to Ballet, Enjoy Sensory Friendly Fun in Union County

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites children with autism and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy two Sensory Friendly Theatre presentations at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, November 13 and 30.

“Sensory Friendly Theatre brings inclusive, enriching live performances to children with special needs, and we are delighted to help brighten the fall season with two shows in November,” said Commissioner Board Chair Rebecca L. Williams.

On Sunday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m., Sensory Friendly Theatre presents master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer. Mixing comedy, music, and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages with sensory friendly fun featuring bubble rainbows with people inside, do-it-yourself volcano bubbles, gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles, and more.

On Wednesday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m., Sensory Friendly Theatre presents the beloved classic ballet, The Nutcracker, performed by the New Jersey Ballet. This holiday favorite tells the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice, and travel through a whirlwind of dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets.

The Sensory Friendly Theatre series showcases exciting live performances in a welcoming, judgement-free environment for children with autism and other sensory sensitivities.

Audiences can expect relaxed lighting and sound along with other adjustments and supportive services during the performance. For complete details and to purchase tickets online visit

 As a reminder, do not purchase tickets through another vendor. Only purchase tickets for Sensory Friendly Theatre through the Union County Performing Arts Center.

To purchase tickets in person, come to the UCPAC Box Office, located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. For Box Office hours and other information call (732) 499-8226 or email

Please note that COVID-19 safety regulations are in effect for all performances at UCPAC. For details visit Ticket holders are advised to check for updates prior to arriving at the theatre.

To see a list of additional recreation activities for persons with disabilities and special needs offered by Union County, and to sign up for activities, visit the secure registration page at

To contact the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs visit and use the contact form, or call 908-527-4807.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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