Introduction to Theatre

Theatre is for everyone. This is where we start.

Introduction to Theatre since 1995 

For over two decades, TDF Introduction to Theatre has provided over 100,000 middle, high school and college students with a meaningful welcome to live performance.

We connect 10,000 students annually in 150 schools throughout the tristate area to workshops, artists, and live performance, and we do it all for free.

Introduction to Theatre CUNY continues this introduction with our partnering CUNY schools. 

By the numbers: 10,300 students, 157 schools, 207 teachers, 400 classrooms, 3,000+ individual workshops

Learn about TDF's largest education program, Introduction to Theatre.

Introduction to Dance

Introduction to Dance gives students the opportunity to see live dance and attend an after-school workshop led by teaching artists who are professional dancers and choreographers. 

Dance, activating the body and mind.

By the numbers: 180 students, 6 schools, 6 teachers

How can my school participate?

The Introduction to Theatre and Dance programs are offered at no cost to high schools within the tri-state area.
Applications for the program are closed.

To contact us, email and, or call 212.912.9770, ext. *331.

How Can My School Participate?

How Can My School Participate?