A TDF Autism Friendly Performance


Gershwin Theatre
222 West 51st Street, the entrance is between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
New York, NY

Sunday, February 12 at 1 p.m.

Tickets now on sale! The password is WKD2023TDF

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Ticket prices:
  • Front Orchestra - $75
  • Rear Orchestra - $70
  • Front Mezzanine - $67
  • Mid Mezzanine - $64
  • Rear Mezzanine - $57
  • Orchestra partial view - $45

Wheelchair-accessible and companion seats are also available for purchase.

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.

About the show: Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships... until the world decides to call one "good" and the other one "wicked." From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz, transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you'll never forget.

Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children under age 5 will not be admitted.

Accessibility info:

  • Accessing seats in all rows of the Orchestra (except ZZ) requires the use of stairs.
  • Accessing seats in all rows of the Mezzanine (except D) requires the use of stairs.
  • From rows BB to F in the Orchestra, pieces of the set are close enough to touch. For your safety, touching the set is not permitted.
  • Row BB is very close to the musicians, so the music is louder than from other locations. 


  • Actors costumed as flying monkeys come near the audience. They do not touch theatregoers at any time. To see them in action, watch this video.

COVID-19 safety information: Masks are optional but strongly encouraged. Seating will be at full capacity.

What makes it autism-friendly: To create an autism-friendly performance, the show is 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 are 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 the audience 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.

Limit eight (8) tickets per order. For groups of more than eight, please email autism@tdf.org. Please note: You do not need to be a TDF member to purchase tickets.

AVOID SCAMS! THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL SITE TO OBTAIN TICKETS to this autism-friendly performance on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 1 p.m. Tickets purchased from other sellers are not valid.

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

Darlene & Stuart Altschuler; Theodore H. Barth Foundation; Bradley Butwin; The FAR Fund; The Joseph H. Flom Foundation; Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund; Howard Gilman Foundation; Eric Grossman; Adam and Rochelle Karr; Liv It Up Foundation; Jonathan Rosenberg; The Seventh District Foundation; The Taft Foundation; The Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation; The Shubert Foundation and The Start It! Foundation

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council's Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction.

If you would like to support TDF's 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.