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A not-for-profit

TDF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone.


TDF sustains live theatre and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance.

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Created in 1968 to help an ailing New York theatre industry, TDF now provides support to more than 900 plays and musicals, returning upwards of $2 billion in revenue to thousands of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway music and dance productions.

In The News

18 April 2024

TDF, Hell's Kitchen on Broadway, and the New York City Public Schools Arts Office Partner in Support of TDF's Graduation Gift

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15 February 2024

The 2024 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Announced!

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10 January 2024

TDF Supports Greater Inclusivity for New York State’s Theatres; Announces the Recipients of its FY 2024 TAP Plus Grants

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07 December 2023

TDF's New Executive Director Deeksha Gaur on Her First 100 Days

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When a position becomes available, the job posting will be noted below. TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, both in our programs and in our workplaces. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.

Staff & Board

TDF's dedicated board and staff all share a passion for the performing arts and a commitment to our mission.
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Every donation, large or small, makes a difference and supports the vital work we do to make theatre affordable, accessible and inclusive for all.


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