TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program
TDF partners exclusively with veteran group organizations in the city who distribute a limited number of tickets to Broadway shows at no cost to their constituents. Post-performance talkbacks are planned, when possible, and complimentary TDF Memberships are provided to participating veterans so they can continue their theatre going at greatly reduced costs. This program is in its fifth season.
Partners past/present this season:
What people are saying
I am deeply proud to have worked with...our Council colleagues to continue our support for the TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program. Our cultural institutions, including the bright lights of Broadway, are one of the best parts of our great city and it is important to ensure all New Yorkers can enjoy them, especially veterans. Veterans have served our country and I thank TDF for continuing to serve our veterans.
Former NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson
TDF is grateful for the increased funding which allows us to send even more New York City veterans to Broadway. We believe that attending live theatre is a transformative experience, and it’s exciting to see the response from this wonderful community who have served this country so selflessly.
Victoria Bailey, TDF’s Executive Director
The theatre industry’s support is amazing! We thank all the productions that have rallied to this cause on behalf of the many veterans in our city who will benefit.
Lisa Carling, Director of TDF Accessibility Programs
I hadn’t been to a Broadway show in years and the opportunity to go with my fellow Vets was an experience I’ll never forget, these shared experiences help me feel like I’m part of a community again. I’m grateful for the care and concern shown to me by TDF’s Accessibility staff who treated us like long lost family. I look forward to attending future shows through TDF.
US Navy Veteran and first-time theatregoer, Robert Wadiak
Broadway shows offered to TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program participants this season include Aladdin, Beetlejuice, Cost of Living, Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, SIX, Sweeney Todd, The Book of Mormon, The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, The Lion King, The Piano Lesson, Topdog/Underdog and1776.
By the numbers: 56 Broadway performances, over 50 veterans groups, more than 4,000 veterans
The TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program is offered at no cost to veterans groups within the five boroughs. To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.912.9770, ext. *385.
Read more about the TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program on TDF Stages and check out the videos below: