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TDF is the largest not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts in the United States.

Attending theatre or dance is a rewarding experience for parents and young people alike. TDF can help you figure out what performances might be fun and appropriate for your family. We also provide services and information that make getting to an event easier and more affordable. NOTE: Plan your family's next outing with next-day discounted tickets, available at the TKTS Seaport Booth and the TKTS Downtown Brooklyn Booth. Click below left for more info.
TDF Guide to Over 40 Family-Friendly Live Performances
Theatre is by nature a group activity, and what better group to enjoy it with than your family? But how can you tell which shows are best for all ages?
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.
TDF Show Search
More than what’s playing
TDF Show Search has objective information about current New York City productions. In the search bar at the top of this page, enter a show name or keyword, or choose from the drop-down menu to find curtain times, accessibility information and even whether it’s a good idea to bring the kids.
TDF Membership
Discount theatre tickets for those who qualify
TDF membership is your ticket to the performing arts at affordable prices. Our members enjoy access to hundreds of Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance productions each year for $9 to $45 a ticket. We invite you to see if you qualify to join the more than 80,000 theatre lovers who get the best deals through TDF.


Explore the smaller stages beyond Broadway and Off Broadway
“Off-Off@$9” is designed to make it easier for TDF members to attend Off-Off Broadway shows.
A fresh perspective on theatre, an online forum for conversation, connecting the young theatergoing community in active and personal response to New York theatre.
Theatre 101
You want to see a show, but you've got questions. What should you wear? How early should you arrive? We have the answers.