Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. Balloonacy is a tender, uplifting one-performer show for the little ones (and the big ones too), and it’s our next Family Series production! Sweet, inventive, and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Jesse Gephart
Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences.
Access the program for Balloonacy by texting the word “Balloonacy” to 919-373-6060 or clicking here (program is optimized for viewing on your phone).
We are excited to host our first in-person performance since March! With the recent move into Phase 3 of reopening, we are happy to host up to 100 guests for each performance of Balloonacy. Performances will take place outside, socially distanced, in the Stephenson Amphitheatre.
Masks will be required when in common spaces, but you are welcome to remove your mask once you are in your designated seating area. If you need to leave your seat, we ask that you please put your mask back on.
This show features one performer and has no dialogue. All performances are considered sensory-friendly. Our goal with sensory-friendly programming is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment for those with sensory sensitivities. See below for a helpful guide regarding attending Balloonacy:
Balloon-Themed Family Story Drama Workshop | Nov 7th & Nov 14th, following 10:30 a.m. shows
Join us after the 10:30 a.m. Saturday shows for a special family story drama workshop! RLT’s Director of Education, Meredyth Pederson Cooper, will read a balloon-themed story and lead you through drama activities as you bring the story to life with your family. This 30 minute workshop is FREE to attend and will take place in the amphitheatre following the 10:30 a.m. Saturday performances of Balloonacy. Ideal for ages 3-7 and their families, but all ages are welcome!
Thanks to our show sponsor, First Citizens Bank.
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Family Series is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Thanks to our Media Sponsor for Balloonacy, the N&O.
Special thanks to our Balloon Sponsor, Capital Balloon Studios.
Additional support provided by Capital City Civitan Club.
Attending a performance in the Amphitheatre
Since the amphitheatre is part of a City of Raleigh park, please adhere to the following rules:
- You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages
- The theatre reserves the right to check coolers for outside alcohol
- No open flames or candles (including citronella candles)
- No glass bottles allowed
- Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and be well-behaved
Bringing blankets or chairs makes seating more comfortable. Lawn chairs or folding chairs work well. There is grass between the concrete benches, and chairs fit well in that space.
Indoor restroom facilities, which are wheelchair accessible, are available at the Main Stage lobby entrance. Porta-johns, which are also wheelchair accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the ramp.
The RLT parking lot will only be open to vehicles with disability parking placards as well as limited parking in the front half of the lot for anyone. The RLT staff parking lot is only for drop off of patrons with wheelchairs or mobility issues – no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.
Tickets on sale now!
Runtime is approximately 40 minutes with no intermission.
- Saturdays at 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm
- Sundays at 1:30pm and 3:30pm
Single ticket prices, excluding tax:
- Adults: $17
- Children (12 and under): $12
Due to current gathering restrictions, a maximum of 100 tickets will be sold for each performance. Tickets are general admission, but we will have areas marked off for seating to ensure proper social distancing. A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.
If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All performances are wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.
Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Saturday, November 14, performance at 1:30pm will be described.