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TDF has provided open captioning services for 400 productions, including the first open captioned performances in London at the Royal Shakespeare Company and on the West End.

It's not just about affordable tickets. Whether it's playwriting workshops pairing students with theatre pros or access to affordable, high-quality costumes, TDF partners with educators to ensure the performing arts play a starring role in the lives of students and teachers.
Open Doors
A mentoring program offering select groups of students an in-depth experience with arts professionals.
A fresh perspective on theatre, an online forum for conversation, connecting the young theatergoing community in active and personal response to New York theatre.
Residency Arts Project
An intensive program that integrates teaching artists into a classroom for 24 sessions that results in a final performance of original work.
Stage Doors
Teaching artists collaborate with classroom teachers to develop a series of eight in-class sessions to prepare students for an engaged theatre experience.
TDF Drama Dialogues
Conversations with theatre professionals
Youth Theatre Initiative
Students explore creating an original piece of theatre
The Youth Theatre Initiative was established in 2008 in accord with the TDF Education Department's belief that "future audiences are built by engaging students first-hand in the vital and exciting activity of the creative process, as well as by providing opportunities to see live performances of great theatre."


BEAT Bridging Education and Theatre
An exciting partnership
Designed to introduce the CUNY community to New York City's performing arts.
New Audiences for New York
Community partnerships to make theatre accessible
Provides access to Broadway theatre for a diverse range of not-for-profit and social organizations.
TDF Costume Collection
Over 80,000 costumes!
A remarkably rich resource, the TDF Costume Collection offers high-quality costumes and accessories for rent. The stock is donated by Broadway shows, major opera houses and other professional sources. Not-for-profit and commercial customers are eligible to take advantage of the expert design offered through the pulling and mail order department. The TDF Costume Collection resource center is available by appointment.
Theatre 101
You want to see a show, but you've got questions. What should you wear? How early should you arrive? We have the answers.
TKTS Discount Booths
Same-day sales, uptown and down
Many producers utilize the TKTS Discount Booths as a direct marketing tool for surplus seats. In return for offering same-day discounts of between 20% and 50% off full-price tickets, they have access to a large and enthusiastic audience.