A TDF Autism Friendly Performance
Enjoy the iconic holiday show in an inclusive environment
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Avenue at 50th Street
New York City
Sunday, November 19 at 9 a.m.
Ticket prices: $60-$70. Service charges will apply. All seats are in the orchestra or first mezzanine. There will be consecutive seating. Wheelchair-accessible seats are available.
Limit eight (8) tickets per order. Please note that Radio City Music Hall uses digital tickets. If you need assistance, please contact Guest Relations at email@example.com or 212-465-6225.
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: The show is appropriate for families with children of all ages. Children under age 2 do not need tickets if they sit on an adult's lap and do not occupy their own seats.
Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission
About the show: The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® is a staple of the holidays in New York City. The incomparable Radio City Rockettes® are world-renowned for their unity, athleticism and iconic precision style. The production features nine show-stopping numbers including the newly reimagined "Dance of the Frost Fairies," which turns Radio City into a wintry wonderland with the Rockettes performing as whimsical fairies while fairy-drones magically fly throughout the Music Hall. Since it opened at Radio City in 1933, the Christmas Spectacular has brought holiday joy to more than 70 million people from around the world.
Content warnings: The show features confetti, pyrotechnics, smoke effects, flashing lights and drones.
Accessibility: The accessible entrance is located under the marquee on the corner of 50th Street and Sixth Avenue. Wheelchair access is available. Accessible restrooms are available. Assistive listening devices are available.
What makes the performance autism-friendly?
To create an autism-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, or learning disabilities. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound will be made. In the downstairs theatre lobby, there will be a break area staffed by specialists in the field in case anyone needs to leave the theatre during the show. A downloadable Event Narrative with pictures of the theatre and the production will be available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for individuals wishing to prepare for the show. Additional resources for this performance such as a Character Guide and Guide to Attending the Show will also be available.
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.
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, Bradley Butwin, The FAR Fund, The Joseph H. Flom Foundation, Eric Grossman, Howard Gilman Foundation, O'Melveny, Jonathan Rosenberg, Seventh District Foundation, The Shubert 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, Disability, 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.