Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals. Please inform your ticket sales representative if any accommodations are required.
Assistive Listening Devices
Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre. For guests with Tele Coil, T-Coil Loops are available.
Audio Description Devices
D-Scriptive is a state-of-the-art, wireless aid for the visually impaired guest which provides pre-recorded audio description to the individual receivers concurrent with the live performance.
I-Caption is a state-of-the-art wireless visual aid that provides verbatim closed captions in real time. This fully automated system displays dialogue, lyrics and sound effects on a handheld display, assisting the hearing impaired guest to better understand the plot of the performance.
For theatregoers who are hard of hearing or deaf, low vision or blind, who cannot climb stairs or who require special seating accomodations or wheelchair locations, the Theater Development Fund obtains special seating according to need.
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Audio Description at Select Performances
For theatregoers with moderate to severe vision loss, a specially trained describer explains what’s happening on stage during pauses in dialogue. The describer uses a headset microphone, while individuals using the service listen through a receiver with a single earpiece.
Open Captioning at Select Performances
For patrons with slight to profound hearing loss, an electronic text display to the side of the stage shows what the actors are saying or singing and describes sound effects on stage in real time.
Sign Language Interpreting at Select Performances
For theatregoers who are Deaf and use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication, a team of experienced theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the actors are saying or singing into American Sign Language (ASL).
Access for Young Audiences (AYA)
TAP reaches out to school groups of young theatregoers with mild to severe hearing or vision loss by providing in class workshops and sending them to special sign language interpreted and open-captioned or audio-described performances of Broadway shows.
Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI)
TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) affords people with autism and their families and caretakers an opportunity to experience Broadway shows in a supportive and judgment-free environment. With slight modifications to sound and lighting, downloadable resources and supports, reduced ticket prices, and autism specialist staffing at each autism-friendly performance, TDF has pioneered the way for this under-served population.