Come From Away

Autism Friendly performance of Come From Away



Please email if you have any questions. 


TDF is proud to present an autism friendly performance of:

Come From Away  


Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 

236 W 45th Street between

between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

New York City 

Available date and time:

Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 1 p.m. 

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.

Please note you do not need to be a TDF member to purchase tickets.


$75 for the orchestra section 

$75 for the front mezzanine section 

$68 for the mid mezzanine section

$60 for the rear mezzanine section

$42 for the rear mezzanine section/partial view 

Wheelchair locations and companion seats will be available to be purchased online. 

About the show: 

Following the 9/11 attacks, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. Based on interviews with locals, Come From Away is about how hosting this international community of strangers spurred unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning director, Christopher Ashley.

Recommended for ages 12 and up  There is some profanity throughout the show.  This show, while not addressing it directly, does deal with the events of 9/11. TDF will have support and preparatory materials online regarding that topic. 

Running time:

1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission As with all TDF autism friendly performances you will be allowed to leave and return to your seats as needed.

COVID-19 safety information:

All audience members must show proof of full vaccination with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine and a photo ID such as a driver's license or passport. Theatregoers ages 12 to 17 can use a school ID or birth certificate without a photo; children ages 5 to 11 do not need an ID. Masks are required for everyone. Read more about Broadway's COVID-19 protocols. 

Accessibility: There is NO ELEVATOR to the mezzanine level.

What makes the performance autism friendly?

The musical will be performed in a supportive environment for children and adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues and their families and friends. 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 his or her 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 and Guide to Attending the Show will also be available.

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, January 30, 2022 at 1 p.m. 

TDF wishes to acknowledge the following donors for their generous support of the Autism Friendly Performances: 

Darlene & Stuart Altschuler; The Theodore H. Barth Foundation; The FAR Fund; The Joseph H. Flom Foundation; Harry S. Black and Allon Fuller Fund; Seventh District Foundation; and The Taft Foundation; The Shubert Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council - The Committee on Mental Health, Disability and Addictions. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.