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Theatre Development Fund (TDF) announced that it will reopen its South Street Seaport TKTS Discount Booth at its permanent location at the corner of Front and John Streets on Tuesday, October 1 at 11am. TDF will be closing their temporary Seaport TKTS booth at Fulton and South Streets, (which opened on July 5 as part of the Seaport’s SEE/CHANGE Program) on Monday, September 30 in order to move back to the TKTS location which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy last October. To accommodate downtown theatre goers on Monday, September 30, TDF will open its booth in Downtown Brooklyn (which is usually closed on Mondays) from 11am to 6pm.
“We’re happy to return to our home at the Seaport,” said TDF’s Executive Director Victoria Bailey. “The Seaport’s SEA/CHANGE Program was terrific, as it allowed us to serve downtown’s theatre goers all summer long at a temporary location while the space at Front and John Streets was being rebuilt. With so many new shows opening on and Off Broadway in the next few months we are looking forward to a robust fall.”
TDF is extremely grateful to the following funders whose generosity helped us rebuild TKTS Seaport: Fund for the City of New York – NYC Recovery Program; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; and Time Warner Inc. – Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.
TKTS Seaport offers same-day tickets for evening performances and next- day tickets for matinee performances of Broadway and Off Broadway shows at up to 50% off full price. Operating hours for TKTS Seaport @ Front and John Streets are: Monday – Saturday – 11am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm
Theatre Development operates 2 other TKTS Booths – the main TKTS Booth, which recently celebrated 40 years in Times Square on June 25 – and a satellite TKTS Booth in Downtown Brooklyn in 1 MetroTech Center.
THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND, a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, was created in the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured. It is dedicated to developing diverse audiences for live theatre and dance, and strengthening the performing arts community in New York City. Since 1968, TDF’s programs have provided over 85 million people with access to performances at affordable prices and have returned over $2.2 billion to thousands of productions. Best known for its TKTS Discount Booths, TDF’s membership, outreach, access (including its newly formed Autism Theatre Initiative) and education programs — as well as its Costume Collection — have introduced thousands of people to the theatre and helped make the unique experience of theatre available to everyone, including students and people with disabilities. Recent TDF honors include a 2011 Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture, a 2012 Tony Honor for Excellence for its Open Doors Arts Education Program, a 2012 New York Innovative Theatre Award for its support of the off-Off Broadway community and a 2013 Lucille Lortel honor for “Outstanding Body of Work” in support of the Off Broadway community. For more information go to: www.tdf.org.
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