Autism-Friendly performance of Aladdin

TDF is proud to present an autism-friendly performance of:

Aladdin the Broadway Musical

at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036)

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. - CANCELLED

This is a special performance for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as people with other developmental or cognitive disabilities who may benefit, not for the general public. 

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About The Show:

Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

This stage production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw, and composed by Tony Award® winner Alan Menken. It features lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman and Tony Award® winner Tim Rice  Book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

Running Time:

Two hours and thirty minutes, including one fifteen minute intermission.


  • The balcony is very steep. Please keep any height issues your party may have in mind when making your seat selection. 

  • In the Cave of Wonders there is a loud rumbling and thunder crack sound. 

  • Some of the Genie's "magic" involves brief pyro sparks.

  • In Act 2, at the palace, streamers shoot out towards the audience.

  • Recommended for ages 8 and up.


"Dazzling and eye-popping! A magical, wonderful extravaganza!" - Variety

"It's Genie-us! It delivers a rush that will surprise you!" - USA Today


What makes it autism-friendly:


To create an autism-friendly performance, the show is being performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, or learning disabilities. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound will be made for the performance. In the downstairs theatre lobby there will be a break area staffed by specialists in the field, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the show.  

A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) with pictures of the theatre and the production will be available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for individuals wishing to prepare for the show. Additional resources for this performance, such as a Character Guide, Guide to Attending the Show will also be available.

Ticket Prices:

Orchestra: $79

Front/Mid Mezzanine: $75

Rear/Side Mezzanine: $71

Balcony: $56

Wheelchair tickets ($50) will be available to be purchased online. 

There is an 8 ticket limit per order. If you are interested in group sales please email A limited number of tickets will be available to groups that serve individuals on the autism spectrum.

PLEASE NOTE: Since TDF obtained every seat in the theatre for this special performance, THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL SITE TO OBTAIN TICKETS to this autism-friendly performance on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM. 

TDF Autism Friendly Performances are funded in part by:


Darlene and Stuart Altschuler, The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Helene & Ilene Berger, Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund, Liv It Up & The David and Polly D'Addario Family, The FAR Fund, Joseph H. Flom Foundation, The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, NEXT for AUTISM from the proceeds of Night of Too Many Stars, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Council, Speaker Corey Johnson, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, S&P Global, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, The Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Seventh District Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Laura Slack, Smart Family Foundation, The Taft Foundation, Eva Wirth

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 


If you too would like to support the work of the Autism Friendly Performances, please make a donation


We can make no assurances that these performances will be suitable for everyone with autism. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their child’s viewing and engagement with these performances.