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TDF Accessibility Programs provide a membership service for theatregoers who are hard of hearing or deaf, have low vision or are blind, cannot climb stairs or require aisle seating or wheelchair locations

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Autism Friendly Performances

In a judgement-free and supportive environment, TDF presents autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for people on the autism spectrum and their families and caretakers, as well as other people with developmental or cognitive disabilities or sensory sensitivities.

Are you a producer? Find out how to sell your tickets through TDF Accessibility Programs.

Most Asked Questions


How do I become a member of TDF Accessibility Programs?


If you prefer to apply by mail, you can download our application here, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to...

Accessibility Program for Students

For students who are hard of hearing or deaf, TDF simultaneously provides sign language interpreting and open captioning. For students with low vision or are blind, TDF provides live audio description.

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Veterans Theatregoing Program

TDF partners exclusively with veteran group organizations in the city who distribute a limited number of tickets to Broadway shows at no cost to their constituents.

View TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program

Theatre Access NYC

Theatre Access NYC is brought to you by TDF (Theatre Development Fund) and The Broadway League. It is the philosophy of both organizations that everyone, regardless of disability, should have access to the performing arts.

Theatre Access NYC helps you easily find accessibility information on current Broadway shows including:

  • Live and pre-recorded audio description
  • Live open and preprogrammed closed captioning
  • Sign language interpretation
  • Autism-friendly performances
  • Wheelchair seating locations and accessible path of travel details
  • Availability of assistive listening devices
  • Ticket purchasing options
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Access Support for Companies

TAP Plus Grant

The TAP Plus Program, which is administered by TDF, provides Grants of up to $5,000 to eligible organizations in New York State.

Accessibility Grants

Educational Resources

Sharing best practices and lessons learned, Lisa Carling, Director of TDF Accessibility Programs, spoke on the "“Disability, Diversity and Inclusion: Broadway Master Class” panel as part of the United Nations 14th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This event took place on June 18, 2021.

Study Guides & Resources

Additional Services

TKTS Accessibility Policy

Our TKTS Patron Services Representatives and ticket sellers are happy to assist people with disabilities. We can assist people with mobility, vision and auditory concerns in a variety of ways. Let us know if you have questions about what accommodations are available at the TKTS Booth as well as the theatre you're visiting.

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Additional Services

TDF Costume Collection

The staff at the Costume Collection is happy to assist customers with disabilities free of charge. Please contact us for more information.

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Accessibility Statement

Website Accessibility Statement

To help us make our website a positive place for everyone, we're following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to create a user-friendly and accessible experience for people with disabilities.

Read TDF Website Accessibility Statement
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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from theĀ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.