Come From Away

TDF Autism-Friendly Performance

 Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative is proud to present an autism-friendly performance of

Come From Away

at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036)

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

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.

RECOMMENDED AGE: Developmentally 12 & up

About The Show
Following the 9/11 attacks, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. Based on interviews with locals, Come From Away is about how hosting this international community of strangers spurred unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley.


  • There is NO INTERMISSION. Show runs 1 hour and 40 minutes. As with all TDF autism-friendly performances you will be allowed to leave and return to your seats as needed.
  • There is some profanity throughout the show. (recommended developmental age is 12 & up)
  • This show, while not addressing it directly, does deal with the events of 9/11. TDF will have supports and preparatory materials online in the next few weeks regarding that topic. 
  • There is NO ELEVATOR to the mezzanine level.

What They're Saying!

“It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”


"Broadway's Biggest and Best Surprise of the season!"


"The catharsis we need in this American moment"

What makes it 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 for the performance. In the downstairs theatre lobby there will be a break area staffed by specialists in the field, if anyone needs to leave his or her seats during the show.  A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) 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.

Ticket Prices

Orchestra: $75

Front Mezzanine: $75

Mid Mezzanine: $68

Rear Mezzanine: $60

Orch. Partial View: $67

Mezz. Partial View: $42

Wheelchair locations and companion seats ($60) will be available to be purchased online.

Any questions email

PLEASE NOTE: Since TDF obtained every seat in the theatre for this special performance, THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL SITE TO OBTAIN TICKETS to this autism-friendly performance on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM. 

Running time: One hour and forty minutes. No Intermission.  

TDF wishes to acknowledge the following donors for their generous support of the Autism Theatre Initiative: 

The Theodore H. Barth Foundation
Helene Berger Foundation
Al Berr
The Bulova Stetson Fund
Dylandale Foundation
The FAR Fund
The Joseph H. Flom Foundation
The Friars Foundation
Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Joseph Gordon
Debra Hazelwood
McGraw Hill Financial
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York Collaborates for Autism from the proceeds of Comedy Central's 2015 Night of Too 
            Many Stars
New York State Council on the Arts
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The SAP Charitable Fund
Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation
Seventh District Foundation
The Taft Foundation
TJX Companies

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.