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TDF subsidizes productions by paying theatres higher ticket prices than the amount paid to us by our members. That difference (as much as $9 per ticket) is the margin of subsidy contributed by TDF to support these new productions of artistic merit.


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In 2009 TDF established New Audiences for New York, a program aimed at creating partnerships with a wide range of New York based organizations to expand our efforts to make theatre accessible to every New Yorker.

TDF carefully selects 20 organizations each year to participate in the program. We are looking for not-for-profit organizations that can assemble a group of 20-50 people with an interest in expanding their experience of the arts in New York City. Participants will have the opportunity to attend two Broadway / Off Broadway productions between September - December (Fall Cycle) or February - June (Spring Cycle).

TDF will offer a financial subsidy that covers the majority of the ticket costs for each performance. Each group will be asked to make a small financial commitment of between $25 - $45 per ticket.

Each performance will be preceded and followed by facilitated discussions or interactive workshops that engage the group in the themes of the performance they are seeing. A TDF trained Teaching Artist will be working with you in each of your pre- and post- performance discussions.

At the conclusion of the program, each participant will receive a complementary TDF membership and a group membership for the organization as a whole. New Audiences is an opportunity for your organization to see the best theatre in New York City and to build a relationship with TDF.

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis through January 10th, 2013. Selected organizations will be notified shortly thereafter. Interested groups should apply by completing the online form at