A TDF Autism Friendly Performance
Have a royally good time at this special Broadway performance on June 11
Lena Horne Theatre
256 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue
New York City
Sunday, June 11 at 1 p.m.
Front/Mid Orchestra: $75
Rear Orchestra: $60
Front Mezzanine: $75
Mid Mezzanine: $55
Rear Mezzanine: $40
Wheelchair-accessible seats: $40
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.
Please note: you do not need to be a TDF member to purchase tickets.
Age recommendation: The show is recommended for ages 10 and up. All persons entering the theatre must have a ticket regardless of age. Children under 5 are not permitted in the theatre.
Running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.
About the show: Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to pop icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric celebration of 21st-century girl power. Winner of two 2022 Tony Awards, this original musical is a global sensation that people are losing their heads over!
Content advisory: Where possible, adjustments to sound, lighting and haze will be made but please keep in mind this show is a loud pop concert. Break areas will be available for those who need them.
Accessibility: The mezzanine requires stairs, no elevator or escalator is available. All seats in the orchestra section are accessible without stairs.
COVID-19 safety information: Masks are optional but strongly encouraged. Seating will be at full capacity.
What they're saying: SIX won 23 awards during the 2021-2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award for Best Original Score and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The New York Times says SIX "totally rules!" And The Washington Post hails SIX as "exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for!"
What makes the performance autism-friendly? To create an autism-friendly performance, the show is being 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's 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 City Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addiction. 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.