TDF Accessibility Services
These services are provided through a TDF Accessibility Membership, and tickets are at a 50% discount to members.
An electronic text display to the side of the stage shows what the actors are saying or singing and describes sound effects on stage. Check TDF Show Search for availability at a particular show.
Sign Language Interpreting
An interpreter uses American Sign Language to describe what the actors are saying or singing, as well as sound effects on stage. Check TDF Show Search
for availability at a particular show.
A specially trained describer explains what’s happening on stage during pauses
in dialogue. The describer uses a headset microphone, while individuals in need
of the service listen through a receiver with a single earpiece.
Members who use wheelchairs or are able to transfer from their wheelchairs
into aisle seats can obtain the seating they require. Members who are low-vision or blind can order tickets that place them closer to the stage and also obtain appropriate seating to accommodate guide dogs.
Access for Young Audiences
TDF's Accessibility Programs reach out to school groups of young theatregoers with mild to severe hearing or vision loss by providing special sign language interpreted & open captioned or audio described performances of Broadway shows.
Accessibility Services From Other Organizations
Foreign Language Translation
Theatregoers who are not fluent in English can listen to a simultaneous description of some shows in languages including Japanese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, and Korean. The system is called ShowTrans. Complete information at www.soundassociates.com
An infrared system transmits the amplified voices of actors and musicians to individual headset receivers, which are free to use. Complete information at www.soundassociates.com
Individual handheld devices display complete dialogue, lyrics, and sound effects throughout the performance. The I-Caption system works from any seat location and is currently available at three Broadway theaters. Complete information at www.soundassociates.com