New Audiences for New York

Partnerships That Bring Live Theatre to More New Yorkers.
In 2009, TDF established New Audiences for New York to reach a wider audience and expand our efforts to make theatre accessible to every New Yorker. Each year TDF carefully selects not-for-profit organizations that can assemble a group of 20-50 people with an interest in expanding their experience of the arts in New York City.  

New Audiences for New York sends groups from all five boroughs to see at least two Broadway shows. Before and after each performance, the groups meet with a TDF teaching artist, who facilitates discussions about everything from the themes in a production to the acting and costumes to the value of theatre itself. These activities demonstrate how accessible the theatre can be and how anyone can experience the joy of live performances.

At the conclusion of the program, each individual participant receives a complementary TDF membership and a group membership is given to the organization as a whole. New Audiences for New York is an opportunity for your organization to see the best theatre in New York City and to build a relationship with TDF.

TDF offers a financial subsidy that covers the majority of the ticket costs for each performance. Each group will be asked to make a small financial commitment of between $25 - $45 per ticket.


How To Participate


There are two opportunities per year to participate in New Audiences for New York: Fall Cycle (September – January) and Spring Cycle (February – June). Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis through August 25th, 2014 for the Fall Cycle. The deadline for consideration for the Spring Cycle is January 12th, 2015. Interested groups should apply by completing the online form at http://www.tdf.org/groups. If your organization is selected, you’ll be notified shortly after the application period closes.

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