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TDF has given subsidy support to nearly 1,000 plays, including 31 that subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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FOR YOUR PRODUCTION
Whether you’re launching a young company, are a veteran presenter of award-winning productions or sit somewhere in between, TDF's marketing programs can help you maximize your show’s attendance and exposure. And whether you’re a for-profit or not, all of these services are free.
TDF Services For Theatre
TDF Subsidy Program
Help when it counts most
The TDF Subsidy Program awards a subsidy of up to $9 per ticket to Broadway productions of particular merit that, due to their content, may be slow to build an audience. TDF offers similar programs for Off Broadway shows with Equity contracts and for New York City dance performances.
Offering Tickets to TDF Members
An audience of committed theatregoers
TDF has 90,000+ members who purchase hundreds of thousands of discounted tickets online and by mail every year. TDF Members are theatre lovers who show up early and often, and can be a crucial source of word-of-mouth. Tickets to any New York production—from the smallest showcase to the grandest Broadway show—can be offered through this service at any time during the run.
TKTS Discount Booths
Same-day sales, uptown and down
Many producers utilize the TKTS Discount Booths as a direct marketing tool for surplus seats. In return for offering same-day discounts of between 20% and 50% off full-price tickets, they have access to a large and enthusiastic audience.
Services For Not-For-Profit Theatres
TDF Costume Collection
Over 80,000 costumes!
A remarkably rich resource, the TDF Costume Collection offers high-quality costumes and accessories for rent. The stock is donated by Broadway shows, major opera houses and other professional sources. Not-for-profit and commercial customers are eligible to take advantage of the expert design offered through the pulling and mail order department. The TDF Costume Collection resource center is available by appointment.
Accessibility Grants
Increasing attendance by people with hearing loss
The TAP Plus Program, which is administered by TDF, provides grants of up to $5,000 to eligible organizations in New York State. The purpose of these grants is to make productions more accessible to audience members with hearing loss. The TAP Plus Program is a partnership between TDF and the New York State Council on the Arts.
TDF Show Search
An objective, comprehensive source
The TDF website receives over 500,000 unique visitors every week. Our Show Search enables visitors to find the performances by genre, performance time and venue. Make sure your show is where enthusiastic theatregoers can find it!
List your show on TDF.org