TDF revealed its ninth season of autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for families with children and adults on the autism-spectrum and other developmental disabilities.
The season begins on Sunday, September 29 at 1pm with an autism-friendly performance of Disney’s The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre, and continues with four other shows including Disney’s Frozen (Sunday, November 17 at 1pm at the St. James Theatre), Wicked (Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1pm at the Gershwin Theatre), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Sunday, March 1, 2019 at 1pm for Part One and 6:30 for Part Two at the Lyric Theatre), and Disney’s Aladdin (Sunday, March 11 at 1pm at the New Amsterdam Theatre). This will be the first time Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will welcome an autism-friendly performance on Broadway.
Tickets to these special performances are sold only through TDF’s website.
“We’re grateful to everyone involved in these productions for helping us provide this service to this underserved audience and help us provide an experience for families that is often life-changing,” said Victoria Bailey in a statement, TDF’s Executive Director. “A special thanks to our funders, who like us, believe that the arts are for everyone. They make it possible for us to provide several hundred free tickets for each performance to families with children on the spectrum, who could not afford even discounted tickets.”
TDF Autism-Friendly Performances Program began in 2011 and creates an autism-friendly setting. The shows are performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues.
For more details head to the official website www.tdf.org/autism.
Pictured: The Cast Of The Lion King