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A TDF Autism Friendly Performance

See the blockbuster Broadway musical based on Disney's animated classic

TDF Autism Friendly Performance of Aladdin on May 5


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Aladdin Autism Friendly Performance

New Amsterdam Theatre
214 West 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
New York City

Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m.

Ticket prices:
Orchestra: $79
Front/Mid-Mezzanine: $75
Rear/Side Mezzanine: $71
Balcony: $56 - The balcony is quite steep, so please keep that in mind if anyone in your party is sensitive to heights.

This performance is sold out. Do not buy tickets from third-party sellers. TDF is the only authorized seller. Please email to be added to our waiting list.

Limit nine (9) tickets per order. Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are available for purchase by emailing

This is a special performance for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as people with other developmental or cognitive disabilities who may benefit, not for the general public.

You do not need to be a TDF member to purchase tickets.

Age recommendation: 6 and older. Children under 4 will not be admitted. Seating will be at full capacity. No physically distanced seating available.

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission

About the show: Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. Filled with unforgettable beauty, magic and breathtaking spectacle, it’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes equal infinite possibilities. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs, and the score includes iconic songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the animated movie.

Content warnings:
- In the Cave of Wonders scene, there is loud rumbling and a thunder-crack sound effect.
- Some of the Genie's magic involves brief pyro sparks.
- In Act 2 at the palace, streamers shoot out toward the audience.

Accessibility: There are no steps to access the theatre from the street level into the orchestra. There is elevator access to the mezzanine and balcony levels. Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the rear of the orchestra and in the rear mezzanine. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on house left of the orchestra, and in the mezzanine and balcony.

What makes the performance autism-friendly?
To create an autism-friendly event, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, with sensory sensitivities, communication challenges, and/or learning disabilities. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made for the performance. There will be break areas staffed by specialists in the field in the mezzanine and downstairs theatre lobby in case any theatregoers need to leave their seats during the show. A downloadable Event Narrative with pictures of the theatre and the production will be available on this page, along with a Character Guide, a Logistics Guide and additional resources.

Explore the Aladdin Logistics Guide

Read the Aladdin Event Narrative

View the Aladdin Character Guide

Check out the Aladdin Visual Checklist

We can make no assurances that this performance will be suitable for everyone with autism. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their children’s viewing and engagement with the performance.

Refunds are on a case-by-case basis up to 30 days before the performance. If you have an exceptional case such as COVID within 30 days of the performance, you must send proof of a positive test to for TDF to issue a refund.

TDF wishes to acknowledge the following donors for their generous support of TDF Autism Friendly Performances:

Anonymous, Darlene and Stuart Altschuler, Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund, The FAR Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Jane and In Seon Hwang, Seventh District Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Smart Family Foundation of New York, The Start It! Foundation, The Taft Foundation, Ronald and Catherine Weiss in honor of Joseph Flom

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council's Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.