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TDF’s education and engagement programs introduce the performing arts to potential audiences in a meaningful way. We bring teachers and schools, individuals and students, communities and organizations to live theatre. Our award-winning programming facilitates personal connections to a work of art, to each other, and encourages citizens who engage in community.

TDF's programming aligns with current best educational practices, and adheres to Common Core Curriculum and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. See how TDF education programs align with the NYC Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Theatre K-12. Learn more.

TDF Education Programs

Teacher Seminars

If you're looking to expand your arts teaching skills, consider enrolling in one of TDF's theatre education courses offered through the NYC Department of Education's After School Professional Development Program.

TDF Summer Teacher Seminar

Study Guides and Resources

Ready made tools for educators and students.

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For Teachers

Our programs strengthen teachers in a variety of ways. We have programs to bring theatre and dance to your students in the classroom and in the theatre. We have programs that strengthen you as a teacher with professional development. We can help with student productions in your school. And we can enable you, as an education professional, to attend theatre and dance at significantly reduced prices.

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This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit