TDF Membership Requirements

Find Out If You’re Eligible to Join TDF.

Who Is Eligible to Become a TDF Member?


In keeping with our mission of making live theatre more accessible to a diverse and varied audience, TDF membership is currently available to members of the select groups below:
  1. Full-time Students enrolled in high school, college or drama/music/dance program.
  2. Full-time Teachers currently working at a primary, junior high or high school faculty, a university or college, or drama/dance/music teachers.
  3. Recent Graduates who are 26 years of age or younger.
  4. Full-time Union Members
  5. Retirees that no longer work and are at least 62 years of age or older.
  6. Full-time Civil Service Employees
  7. Full-time Staff Members of Not-for-Profit Organizations
  8. Full-time Non-Exempt Employees who get paid hourly, work 40 hours a week and are eligible for overtime pay.
  9. Full-time Performing Arts Professionals
  10. Members of the Armed Forces
  11. Full-time Clergy

Proof of Eligibility


All members must provide proof of eligibility within 10 days of joining TDF. So take a minute to review those requirements below and gather the necessary documentation. To ensure that only qualified individuals have access to our deeply discounted tickets, members must recertify every four years.

You can submit your proof of eligibility one of two ways. But don’t forget, you must also include your full name and TDF Member ID number.
  1. Take a picture or scan a copy of your documentation and email it to POE@tdf.org.
  2. Mail a copy of your documentation to:
  3. Theatre Development Fund    
  4. ATTN: Proof of Eligibility (POE)      
  5. 520 8th Avenue, Suite 801      
  6.  New York, NY 10018

What Type of Proof Do You Need?


Each group requires a different type of proof of eligibility, so please review the information below to find out what you need to submit.

FULL-TIME STUDENTS:

Submit a copy of current student ID with current semester validation. If your school does not validate your student ID with the date, you may submit a copy of your current transcript. Please edit out or obscure any sensitive information.

FULL-TIME Teachers:

Submit copy of a current/dated employment ID or a signed and dated letter from HR department on official letterhead.

Recent Graduates:

Submit a copy of a valid driver’s license or similar document proving you are 26 years of age or younger. Edit out or obscure any sensitive information.

FULL-TIME UNION MEMBERS:

Submit a copy of a current and dated union ID card or a signed and dated letter from Union administrator on official letterhead.

Retirees:

Submit a copy of your driver's license along with official pension or retirement letter from former employer or retirement/pension fund provider. If you do not have a pension or retirement letter, send a copy of retirement benefits or Social Security benefits pay stub, or you can submit a copy of your Medicare card. Please edit out or obscure any sensitive information.

Full-Time Civil Service Employees:

Submit a copy of a current and dated employment ID or a signed and dated letter from HR department on official letterhead.

Full-time Staff Members of Not-for-Profit Organizations:

Submit a copy of a current and dated organization ID or a signed and dated letter from HR department on official letterhead.

FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES:

Submit a copy of a signed and dated letter from HR department on official letterhead verifying status as worker.

Full-time Performing Arts Professionals:

Submit a copy of current and dated appropriate documentation (i.e. dated union card, current playbill, etc.). You may also provide a link to your professional website.

Members of the Armed Forces:

Submit documentation of your current (or veteran) status in the U.S. Armed Forces. Please edit out or obscure any sensitive information.

Full-time Clergy:

Please send a copy of a current and dated organization ID verifying your full-time employment at your institution. In lieu of an ID, you may submit a signed and dated letter from your religious institution verifying your employment.

For additional information about TDF membership and eligibility, please visit Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

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