Audience Thrilling. Autism Friendly.

TDF is proud to present an autism-friendly performance of:


at the Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019)

Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

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.

About The Show:

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz... but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin - smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one "good" and the other one "wicked." From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked - the untold true story of the Witches of Oz - transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you'll never forget.

Running time:

2 hours 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.


  • Accessing seats in ALL ROWS of the ORCHESTRA (except ZZ) requires the use of STAIRS.
  • Accessing seats in ALL ROWS of the MEZZANINE (except D) requires the use of STAIRS.
  • From row BB to row F in the Orchestra there are pieces of the set that are close to you and reachable.
  • Row BB is the very front and very close to the orchestra
  • Actors dressed as flying monkeys come out near the audience. For reference to their appearance,  watch this video.


What They're Saying:


"The defining musical of the decade." -The New York Times

"If every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place." -Time Magazine

"The most complete, and completely satisfying, musical I've come across in a long time." -USA Today


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 each level's 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. 

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.

Ticket Price: 

  • Orchestra: $80.00
  • Front Mezzanine: $75.00
  • Mid Mezzanine: $72.00
  • Rear Mezzanine: $65.00
  • Wheelchair locations and companion seats: $50.00 LIMITED
  • Wheelchair locations, transfer seats and companion seats that are marked are the only seats you can access without using stairs.
  • Limit 8 tickets per order. Limited group sales are available by contacting autism@tdf.org prior to the on-sale date.
Please note you do not need to be a TDF member to purchase tickets.

Questions? Email: autism@tdf.org 

AVOID SCAMS! THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL SITE TO OBTAIN TICKETS to this autism-friendly performance on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. 
Tickets purchased from other sellers are not valid. 

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

Darlene and Stuart Altschuler
The Theodore H. Barth Foundation
Helene & Ilene Berger
Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund
Liv It Up & The David and Polly D'Addario Family
The FAR Fund
Joseph H. Flom Foundation
The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation
NEXT for AUTISM from the proceeds of Night of Too Many Stars
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts 
New York City CouncilSpeaker Corey Johnson, 
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, 
New York State Council on the Arts, 
S&P Global, 
The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, 
The Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, 
Seventh District Foundation, 
The Shubert Foundation, 
Laura Slack, 
Smart Family Foundation, 
The Taft Foundation, 
Eva Wirth

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.