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Each year, thousands of students throughout NYC enjoy their first theatre experience through TDF’s Education & Training Services.

Going to the theatre can be as easy—and even as cheap—as a movie, popcorn and soda. TDF Show Search (above left) can help you find a show to see in New York City, and TDF membership and the TKTS Discount Booths make buying tickets a cinch. To see what shows teens are buzzing about, check out Play by Play, our theatre magazine written by and for students.
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.
TDF Show Search
Student Rush
Special discounts, inside information
Many shows sell unsold tickets at a discount on the day of the performance, and some of these “rush” tickets are reserved for students. “Play by Play” lists these and other offers under $40, along with reviews and features written by and for students.
BEAT Bridging Education and Theatre
An exciting partnership
Designed to introduce the CUNY community to New York City's performing arts.
New Audiences for New York
Community partnerships to make theatre accessible
Provides access to Broadway theatre for a diverse range of not-for-profit and social organizations.
A fresh perspective on theatre, an online forum for conversation, connecting the young theatergoing community in active and personal response to New York theatre.