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Make Theatre Accessible To All

Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) makes Broadway productions accessible to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their theatregoing companions. This program—the sole provider of autism-friendly programming for Broadway plays and musicals—aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and provide them with a sensory-friendly opportunity to attend theatre at an affordable price.

Admission is subsidized to approximately 50% of the face value with the aid of Broadway producers and private funding. During the 2017 calendar year, Theatre Development Fund anticipates that 6,450 people will attend up to four autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows, including Aladdin and Kinky Boots.

Ali Ewoldt for Autism Theatre Initiative from Theatre Development Fund (tdf) on Vimeo.

In the same way that a theatre needs an audience, to do what we do, we need you. 

Every dollar that you donate to TDF goes directly to making theatre affordable and accessible to everyone.

To make a gift with a check, please make your check payable to "Theatre Development Fund" and mail to:
Theatre Development Fund
520 8th Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10018
Attn: Development

For additional information about how you can make a donation, please call (212) 912-9770 or email