Audience Thrilling. Autism Friendly.
The magic of theatre is an experience to be shared by everyone -- and this is especially true at TDF's Autism Friendly Performances. Now in our seventh year, we are excited to present, for the third time, a sensory-friendly performance of Wicked on Broadway.


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

Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Please note you do not need to be a TDF member to purchase tickets.

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 girl, 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.

  • In the orchestra from row BB to row F there are pieces of the set that are close to you and reachable.
  • The very front row, BB, is very close to the orchestra.
  • Flying monkeys to 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?

This show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, and for people with sensory and communication disorders or other 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 for anyone needs to leave their seat during the show. To help personalize the experience for individual wishing to prepare for the show, a downloadable social narrative with pictures of the theatre and the production will available on this page, as well as a character guide and guide to attending the theatre.

Ticket Prices

Front Orchestra: $79

Rear Orchestra: $75

Orchestra, Partial View: $65

Front Mezzanine: $73

Mid Mezzanine: $68

Rear Mezzanine: $55 

Wheelchair locations and companion seats may be purchased online.

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, February 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM. 


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

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; andTJX 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.